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Houston Texans News: November 14, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 14, 2014.

Flashback Friday.
Flashback Friday.
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Houston Texans News

Tom Brady wishes good luck to Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer in Facebook post - Ultimate Texans
With Ryan Mallett leading the Texans into Cleveland to face Brian Hoyer and the Browns, Sunday’s noon matchup is being called the "Brady Backup Bowl."

Foster will work out before game at Cleveland
Arian Foster will be a game time decision at Cleveland.

Arian Foster misses second consecutive practice - ESPN
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster hasn't practiced this week.

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney to play in limited role vs. Cleveland Browns - NFL - SI.com
Jadeveon Clowney will return to the field in a limited role when the Houston Texans face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Browns-Texans: 6 things to watch for
Protecting the football and stopping the run will be big for Cleveland.

Texans, Browns could be without biggest offensive playmakers on Sunday | FOX Sports
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, the NFL's second-leading rusher, missed practice for a second consecutive day Thursday.

Browns can pound Mallett and Texans | New York Post
Opposing quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer were the backups to Tom Brady at New England in 2011.

Around the League

'Thursday Night Football,' schedule and results: Dolphins top Bills in Miami, 22-9 - SBNation.com
The Bills hung around, but the Dolphins pulled away in the fourth quarter to improve to 6-4.

Denard Robinson is a cult classic in the making - SBNation.com
Denard Robinson is a statistical oddity for now, but don't be surprised if he soon becomes one of your favorite players.

The potential game-changing weapon for Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense - SBNation.com
The Broncos offense is already a juggernaut, but a little-known bowling ball of a running back could make a huge impact out of the backfield in the second half of the season.

Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate lead a surging Lions' offense - SBNation.com
Calvin Johnson is finally healthy and Golden Tate is clicking with his new quarterback. Together, the two wideouts could put the Lions' offense back among the league's best.

The Jaguars can't stop beating themselves - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down the Jaguars' toughest opponent: themselves.

Breaking Madden: Beast Mode, 3,000 players, and one controller - SBNation.com
It's not fair that Jon gets to play Breaking Madden all by himself. So this time, he invited thousands of you to push the buttons for him. This is going to be so stupid.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

My AL MVP Ballot revealed - The Crawfish Boxes
Trying to explain why I voted the way I did.

RGV Vipers Dispatch: It's quiet around here. Awesome. - The Dream Shake
The Vipers start a season under second year coach Nevada Smith. He'll try to shoot more threes again, probably.

Tennessee commit Cecil Cherry calls Texas his "dream school" - Burnt Orange Nation
This is good. This is really good.

Tech Students Like Making Jokes About Baker Mayfield - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech students made few jokes about Baker Mayfield, and they're pretty hilarious.

Week 11 Advanced Stats: Big 12 Conference and a Poll - Our Daily Bears
Once again looking at the Big 12 through the lens of the Football Outsiders' advanced metrics.

The Real Tailgate of GBH: Texas A&M vs. Missouri - Good Bull Hunting
Do you like GBH, free food, beer, wine and booze? Come see us at Reed Arena before the Aggies BTHO Mizzou.

The Texas Pregamer: Oklahoma State - Barking Carnival
Wickline Warfare On January 15th, the Horns hired Joe George Washington Wickline. On October 17th OSU fired shots, suing Wickline for breach of contract. Don't tread on Wick, pokes. We will...

Texans vs Browns coverage
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