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Houston Texans News: November 12, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday November 12, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Quotes from Eagles players included in lawsuit against Houston Texans' NRG stadium |
The lawsuit alleges that the stadium uses "unsafe turf", and was to blame for a career-ending ACL injury Hartman suffered in 2012.

New details on stolen Super Bowl Rings | News - Home
The Texans returned from a bye week to discuss their next opponent, but some players talked about how one of their coaches was a burglary victim over the weekend.

Linebacker Zac Diles cut by the Texans, again - Ultimate Texans
The Texans placed veteran linebacker Zac Diles on waivers Tuesday.

Nate Ulrich: Keys to the game for Browns vs. Texans (Week 11) - Browns - Ohio
Cleveland Browns news, scores, schedules, rosters, photos, analysis, and more from the Akron Beacon Journal and

Houston Texans J.J. Watt gets two national magazine covers this week - ESPN
HOUSTON -- Recently, I had a conversation with someone about the magnitude of J.J. Watt's star.

Unloading three Super Bowl rings won't be easy for thieves, says pawn shop - Houston Chronicle
This past weekend Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel reported that his home was burglarized. The bad guys managed to get away with the three Super Bowl rings he earned while a part of the New England Patriots' run of championship seasons in 2001-02, 2003-04 and 2004-05.

Around the League

NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Eagles enter top 5, Browns make big jump -
The NFL's only one-loss team stays in the No. 1 spot, while the Browns and Jets (!) make the biggest moves upward in the Week 11 power rankings.

The NFC South reaches a new low -
The NFC South has accomplished something few divisions can ever hope to achieve. Also, Buffalo's red zone troubles, Chicago's missing defense and more go under the knife in this week's Post-Mortem.

Report: Richie Incognito is meeting with the Broncos - Mile High Report
Desperate times call for desperate measures...

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Japan All-Stars Series: Astros well-represented in wild exhibition game - The Crawfish Boxes
All four Astros saw extended action in the exhibition game between the MLB team and the Hanshin/Yomiyuri club, and it was a heck of a thing.

Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game preview-in Mexico! - The Dream Shake
The Rockets and Timberwolves head to Mexico City to play the NBA's first regular season game in Mexico.

Texas Basketball 2014-15 Season Preview, Part 2: The Big Half of the Roster - Burnt Orange Nation
Our top four in the frontcourt are as exciting as Texas has ever had, and that group doesn't even include Jonathan Holmes.

Pullquotes: Kingsbury, Washington & Robertson - Viva The Matadors
We've got the notes and quotes from Monday's press conference as Texas Tech is preparing to host the Oklahoma Sooners on Senior Day.

TCU Horned Frogs Move To No. 4 in College Football Playoff Rankings, Remain Ahead of Baylor - Frogs O' War
Thanks to an Auburn loss and a big win over Kansas State, TCU has moved up to No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Rankings, three spots ahead of Baylor at No. 7.