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Houston Texans News: November 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, November 17, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

NFL Week 11 Observations: Ryan Mallett saves the Texans' season -
Ryan Mallett wins his Texans debut, which begs the question: what took so long, Houston?!

Ryan Mallett leads Texans to 23-7 win at Cleveland
Quarterback Ryan Mallett leads the Texans to a 23-7 win over the Browns in his first NFL start.

Texans put the clamps on Browns’ vaunted rushing attack - Ultimate Texans
For the Texans’ defense, the key factor in the 23-7 victory over Cleveland was stopping the Browns’ running game.

Houston Texans 23, Cleveland Browns 7: Jamie Turner's in-game report |
Get every big moment as it happens in today's live blog as the first-place Browns look to go 7-3.

Cleveland Browns' Brian Hoyer fizzles against Houston Texans: DMan's QB Report, Game 10 |
Brian Hoyer's offense was 3-for-15 on third down in a loss to Houston on Sunday.

Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans interested in Brian Hoyer - ESPN
Cleveland quarterback Brian Hoyer and Houston coach Bill O'Brien worked together in the past and they have an interest in doing the same in the future, league sources said.

Around the League

NFL schedule and results: Complete coverage of Week 11 -
The Patriots capped Sunday with a primetime handling of the Colts and are in solid position in the AFC. The Packers blew out the Eagles while the Cardinals took control of the No. 1 seed in the NFC with a win against Detroit.

NFL scores, news and highlights: What happened Sunday in Week 11 -
The Broncos lost, the Cardinals can't lose and everything else you need to know from Week 11 in the NFL.

Colts vs. Patriots 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from a 42-20 Patriots win -
Running back Jonas Gray had 4 touchdowns as the Patriots won big in Indianapolis.

DEA conducts surprise inspections of 49ers, Buccaneers over painkiller use -
Multiple road teams were reportedly investigated on Sunday.

Washington fans chant 'we want Colt' as RG3 struggles -
It's going to be a very long winter in D.C.

Raiders eliminated from playoffs with loss to Chargers -
The Raiders are the fastest team in a decade to get eliminated from the playoffs.

Broncos vs. Rams final score: 3 things we learned in St. Louis' 22-7 upset -
The Rams manhandled the Broncos for four quarters, and it was enough to pull off the unthinkable, a 22-7 upset of the defending AFC champs.

Jim Harbaugh a 'real possibility' for Raiders' job -
Another day, another Harbaugh rumor.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Sunday Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16, 2014 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from the past week.

Rockets somehow win again while scoring only 69 points - The Dream Shake
Ugh. Amazingly, the Rockets are 9-1, as they out-uglied the shorthanded Thunder.

Longhorns earn postseason in resounding destruction of Pokes, 28-7 - Burnt Orange Nation
The fourth 300-yard passing game of the season for the helped pace an offense buoyed by a defense that allowed little to Oklahoma State all night.

Metallic Texas Longhorns helmet decals once again ignite uniform debate - Burnt Orange Nation
Your slippery slope arguments are stupid.

Ten Thoughts: Oklahoma 42, Texas Tech 30 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech falls to 3-7 on the year and the Red Raiders fall to the Oklahoma Sooners, 42-30. We've got 10 thoughts about yesterday's game, including thoughts on an encouraging performance by freshman QB Patrick Mahomes.

Overreaction Sunday: "Carry on, wayward sons" Edition - Frogs O' War
It wasn't pretty, but TCU survives the bitter cold and gets out of Lawrence with the win. In this edition of Overreaction Sunday; why the Big 12 just made its playoff aspirations tougher, the sad death of LT's record, and more.

Watching the Polls: Baylor #6 in Coaches, AP Polls - Our Daily Bears
Baylor holds steady at #6 in both the AP and Coaches Polls. We're talking about it here.

By the Numbers: Mizzou - Good Bull Hunting
We're still stuck in that third quarter vortex, y'all.

Shooting From The Hip: Texas Longhorns 28, Oklahoma State Cowboys 7 - Barking Carnival
Ol' Bowl Eligibilty is...pretty freaking awesome, actually.