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Houston Texans News: October 9, 2014

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Houston Texans News

5 Things to Watch: Texans vs. Colts
Here are Five Things to Watch when the Texans play the Colts on Thursday night at NRG Stadium.

Week 6 NFL picks: Colts squash Texans hopes, Seahawks put out Cowboys fire | NFL | Sporting News
Get the latest NFL news, video updates, scores, schedules, standings and more on Sporting News.

5 storylines for the Colts vs. Texans game
It's early but sole possession of first place in the AFC South is on the line.

Colts Q&A: How do the Texans match up? - Ultimate Texans
This week’s Colts matchup preview is from Rivers McCown (@riversmccown), who has a name that sounds like he should be getting a try-out to be your next Houston Texans quarterback. Instead, he is the AFC South lead writer for Bleacher Report and the co-host of the Three-Cone Drill podcast. His work has also appeared on Football Outsiders and I enjoy his observations on the game a lot, even when I disagree, because he always provides some things to think about.

Remember When: Colts take Texans for a ride on Rosencopter -
In 2008, the Texans had a fantastic chance to beat the Colts. Then, this happened to Houston quarterback Sage Rosenfels.

'Walking wounded' get set for Thursday night - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
The trouble with Thursday night games is that it can take that long for a player's body to just get back to normal.

Chuck Pagano and David Quessenberry understand each other's journeys - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
When they spoke, Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry shared his struggle with Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano.

Around the League

NFL personal conduct policy changes are still just talk -
Roger Goodell and the owners discussed changes to the NFL's handling of off the field issues, but remain far from a resolution.

If God played football he'd play in Texas: The ultimate fan's journey to football heaven -
PFT Commenter took a wonderful trip to the Lone Star State and learned all about how they play high school, college, and professional football

Terry Pegula joins new breed of NFL owners with Bills purchase -
The Pegula family buying the Bills keeps the residents of Buffalo happy, but similarities with longtime owner Ralph Wilson may end there.

Is Steven Jackson holding the Falcons' offense back? -
Big, bruising running backs are great in the right kind of offense, but you can't force a square peg into a round hole. Stephen White tackles the trouble with plodders and a few more random notes from Week 5.

NFL picks, Week 6: Broncos, Bengals among unanimous selections -
Can the Jaguars get their first win of the season, facing the 1-4 Titans? Who will prevail in the battle for first place in the AFC South between the Colts and Texans? SB Nation's expert panel weighs in with their picks for Week 6.

Dez Bryant is the best receiver in the NFL -
The Cowboys are 4-1 and share first place in the NFC East. DeMarco Murray has been a terror on the ground, but Dez Bryant has also emerged as the best receiver in the league, even if his numbers aren't what they've been.

A.J. Green carted off from Bengals practice with toe injury -
The Bengals could be without their star wide receiver against the Carolina Panthers.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Astros quick hits: Tony Blengino and a primer on bullpen-building - The Crawfish Boxes
How did playoff teams build bullpens?

Time to say goodbye - The Dream Shake
After two years as editor at The Dream Shake, I will be stepping down as editor today.

More evidence why Texas DC Vance Bedford is the best - Burnt Orange Nation
The Sooners are lucky Coach Bedford won't be taking his Louisville Slugger or a gun with him to Dallas.

West Virginia v. Texas Tech | Home Game Hotspots - Viva The Matadors
Here, have a burger.

TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle Talks Brandon Finnegan - Frogs O' War
ESPN's Cary Chow hops on the phone with TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle to talk about Brandon Finnegan's quick rise to the majors.

Baylor vs. TCU Advanced Stats Preview - Our Daily Bears
What FEI and S&P+ say about this Saturday's game between the Baylor Bears and the TCU Horned Frogs.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs Ole Miss - Good Bull Hunting
We beat Bama before it was cool. Now everyone is doing it.The Ags slipped up last week, but look to take another shot at bowl eligibility against an Ole Miss team riding high on a huge win in...

10-man Dynamo down Toronto FC - Dynamo Theory
Tyler Deric came up huge for the Houston Dynamo as they won 1-0 over Toronto FC.