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Houston Texans News: October 7, 2014

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ Arian Foster says NFL Thursday night games are dangerous, hypocritical - Ultimate Texans
The Texans have just three days to prepare for the biggest game of their season thus far.

Texans list 22 players on Monday injury report | ProFootballTalk
More than 40 percent of the Texans' 53-player roster was listed on the club's Monday injury report as the club began its work week for Thursday's matchup with AFC South co-leader Indianapolis.

15 funniest memes from Cowboys win over Texans (including dancing with J.J. Watt) | Dallas Morning News
Here are the top memes we found on the Internet.

Texans report: Quessenberry to serve as honorary captain - Houston Chronicle
David Quessenberry, the Texans offensive lineman who has been battling lymphoma since he was diagnosed early in the offseason program, will be honored at Thursday night's nationally televised game against Indianapolis.

Colts, Texans' Arian Foster face short week challenges
Outspoken Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, discussing Thursday's matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, called out the NFL for subjecting players to football games barely four days apart.

Texans vs. Cowboys snap counts
We break down the play counts for the Texans roster against the Cowboys.

Xavier Su'a-Filo earns playing time
When he got the news that he would be in for Ben Jones at left guard, the 6-4, 307 rookie Xavier Su'a-Filo was ready.

Bill O'Brien's thanks fans
Head coach Bill O’Brien began his Monday press conference with a message for Texans fans following Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss in Dallas.

Around the League

Odell Beckham Jr. has arrived -
The Giants receiver finally made his NFL debut in Week 5. He helped give the Giants an edge over the Falcons Sunday, and reminded everyone why he was the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

The MMBM Week 5: Trade Tom Brady -
Brady's stock is at a all-time high, and Belichick needs to act NOW to preserve the Patriot Way for future generations.

Charlie Whitehurst and the signs of NFL franchise collapse disorder -
Fourth-quarter leads greater than two TDs should guarantee a win, but not if Charlie Whitehurst is playing. The Post-Mortem also examines Matthew Stafford's descent into Joey Harrington territory.

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores and 5 things to know from Week 5 -
The Pats and the Saints found their way back into the win column. The Cowboys kept on rolling, and the last two undefeated teams lost. It was a wild Sunday, so let's get caught up on the big stories.

Adrian Peterson report details rape allegations and a sham charity -
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune released a damning report Monday, detailing accusations of rape, infidelity and running a phony charity against Adrian Peterson.

Keith Olbermann: 'Roger Goodell has another problem on his hands' regarding Ray McDonald -
The ESPN anchor continues to roast embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

NFL news roundup: Mike Holmgren not expecting to be named next Raiders coach -
Elsewhere, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune uncovers more dirt on Adrian Peterson.

Derrick Shelby arrested, tased 3 times for resisting arrest -
Shelby was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins on Monday for a weekend incident that ended with the Dolphins defensive end in custody.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Astros quick hits: Erick Aybar and patience with Jonathan Villar - The Crawfish Boxes
What a starter on an ALDS team can tell us about Houston's shortstop.

NBA Previews 2014: Central and Northwest divisions - The Dream Shake
Check out the first group of NBA season previews!

Texas Board of Regents endorse Charlie Strong's core values - Burnt Orange Nation
The Texas administration has come out in support of Strong's efforts with the football program.

Why Kliff Kingsbury Believes in Davis Webb - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury believes in Davis Webb because Webb is better than Kingsbury was at the same stage of their careers.

Inside the Numbers: Oklahoma Analysis - Frogs O' War
A big win goes along with big numbers. See who earned this week's "Inside the Numbers" shout out awards. Also vote for what you think was the statistic of the week!

First Look: TCU Horned Frogs - Our Daily Bears
The Baylor Bears are back in Waco this Saturday after more than a month on the road to welcome the #9 TCU Horned Frogs, fresh off their stunning win over OU.

The Grover visits Aggieland - Good Bull Hunting
A special visitor from Ole Miss comes to town.

Klinsmann names 21-player roster for Landon's farewell - Dynamo Theory
Already missing their key Honduran starters, Houston enters a tough week against opponents who managed to avoid the international friendly call-ups.