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Houston Texans News: October 31, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 31, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Eagles vs. Texans betting preview and pick – Bounce-back spot for Philly - Linemakers - Sporting News
Get the latest Las Vegas news impacting point spreads, betting lines and odds for NFL, college football, college basketball, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, NHL, boxing, UFC soccer and more.

Texans vs. Eagles: Philadelphia needs to shut down Arian Foster in order to beat Houston - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles will need to shut down Arian Foster in order to beat the Houston Texans this week.

Eagles face tough test against Watt, Texans | Fox News
( - Philadelphia Eagles linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Connor Barwin know what to expect against J.J. Watt.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Houston Texans preview - ESPN
DeMeco Ryans had to get about 20 tickets for friends in Houston for Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans.

Ryans set to play Texans, who traded him away
DeMeco Ryans last played in Houston on Jan. 7, 2012. It was his first playoff game after spending six years trying to help turn the Texans into contenders. He was their captain, a popular player who started every game he ever played in a Texans uniform.

Texans must slow down Eagles on both sides of ball - Ultimate Texans
Powered by Arian Foster, the Texans can slow down Philadelphia’s offense simply by running often, slicing away at the game clock and keeping the ball out of the Eagles’ hands.

Texans’ Arian Foster says he’s at his best when back’s against wall - Ultimate Texans
To Arian Foster, 2014 is already feeling like 2009.

Put the Film on, Bro: The Eagles Blitz
The Philadelphia Eagles defense won't remind anyone of the early to mid-2000s Jim Johnson-led crew that blitzed teams into submission.

The other Johnson looking to step up
Damaris Johnson is facing his former team this Sunday when the Texans host the Eagles.

Around the League

'Thursday Night Football,' schedule and results: Saints beat Panthers on the road, 28-10 -
The Saints finally get a win on the road, beating the Panthers in Carolina and taking over first place in the NFC South.

NFL uniform colors, ranked -
Uniform color is a drastically underrated part of an NFL team's success (maybe). So we ranked all 32 franchises based on their primary team colors. Sorry, Browns.

Saints must run to survive -
Drew Brees is the unquestioned star of the Saints, but the team's offense is really firing when he has a dependable run game to keep opposing defenses honest. Mark Ingram delivered that Sunday against the Packers, and we should see much more of it.

Are the Cardinals and Lions contenders or are they playing Plinko? -
Parsing through the Cardinals' and Lions' 2014 success and determining how much is luck, and how much is skill.

Paul Kruger starting to live up to his big contract with Browns -
A dominant day against the Raiders boosted Paul Kruger's sack totals in a year when he's emerged as the Browns top pass rusher.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Keuchel and Pitcher Fielding - The Crawfish Boxes
Sabermetrics: Thoughts on Keuchel's Skill In Pitcher Fielding

Houston Rockets Red Nation Radio Podcast - Season 2, Episode 2 - The Dream Shake
The new episode of Red Nation Radio discusses the first week of the 2014-15 campaign for the Houston Rockets.

Chronicles of loss: How dismissals, suspensions, and injuries have decimated the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
So, it turns out that Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong isn't a miracle worker. He would have to be to turn this Texas team into a winner with all the injuries and attrition.

Football in the Big XII: Week 10 preview - Viva The Matadors
K-State shut out the Longhorns, Mountaineers win in Stillwater and TCU dominates Texas Tech. Plus a look into Week 10 match-ups.

Tale of the Tape - WVU vs TCU - Frogs O' War
How do the Frogs match up with the Mountaineers when you compare their numbers against Big 12 competition? Let's check the tape!

Podcast Episode 52: Burn. It. All. Down. - Our Daily Bears
This week the great Ted Harrison, AKA the tedvid, joins the podcast to discuss the first-ever College Football Playoff Rankings and to preview our Homecoming matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs ULM - Good Bull Hunting
After a much needed bye week the Aggies look to rebound from a three game skid and get a win at home. We're already into November games, so enjoy the College Station tailgating while you can. The...

The Texas Pregamer: Texas Tech - Barking Carnival
A "rash" of poor decisions has led us to this Crossroads in the middle of nowhere.