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Houston Texans News: November 18, 2014

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 18, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

19 Observations from Texans vs. Browns
The Browns were fresh off a 21 point division win over Cincinnati, a mini-bye and playing at home.

Ryan Mallett shows promise, but Texans QB has a ways to go -
Ryan Mallett saw the first meaningful game action of his NFL career on Sunday. So what, precisely, do the Houston Texans have in their new starting quarterback? Brian Billick breaks it down.

J.J. Watt matches another Texan's feat, 76 years later - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Thirty-two years after his death in Houston, another football player finally matched what Jay Arnold was able to accomplish in 1938.

Snap Counts: Texans vs. Browns
A look at the snap count totals for the Texans against Cleveland.

Houston Texans J.J. Watt, the best defensive player in the NFL, cares most about the next play - NFL -
Houston Texans J.J. Watt, the best defensive player in the NFL, cares most about the next play.

Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans -- the view on the day after: Bill Livingston |
The return of Josh Gordon. The loss of Karlos Dansby. Some perspective on Brian Hoyer's terrible, no-good, very bad day.

Around the League

Monday Night Football, Steelers vs. Titans: Pittsburgh rallies for comeback win -
The Steelers got off to a great start only to see Tennessee control the middle of the game and build an 11-point lead. The Titans couldn't hang on, however, with Le'Veon Bell leading the comeback in a 27-24 Steelers win.

Former Titan tweets 'grass is in fact greener' after Tennessee loss -
Akeem Ayers got traded from the Titans to the Patriots. He seemed to enjoy watching the Steelers beat Tennessee on "Monday Night Football."

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers are trying to stay focused -
It's been a tough year for the 49ers head coach, as he's dealt with rumors about his job and a rash of injuries. Yet, Harbaugh and his players are doing their best to concentrate on winning.

MMBM Week 11: How to tackle Rob Gronkowski -
The week's most important NFL column teaches you how to bring down the untacklable man.

Jay Gruden says RG3 'needs to worry about himself' -
Robert Griffin III was the target of several critical comments made by Washington head coach Jay Gruden on Monday.

2015 NFL mock draft: Jameis Winston takes New York -
Take a deep breath. Close your eyes and imagine the Florida State star as a Jet. Try not to have a mental breakdown because of this thought.

Jonas Gray 'writing a great story' after 4-TD breakout -
From practice squad to Patriots hero, the first-year running back introduced himself to the NFL with a breakout night against the Colts.

What every Washington fan is thinking after Week 11 -
At SB Nation, we believe fans should give press conferences, especially after their team loses to the 1-8 Buccaneers.

Why the DEA is investigating NFL teams and what comes next -
The DEA stopped multiple NFL roads teams on Sunday to investigate potential violations concerning prescription painkillers. Here's the background you need to know what's going on.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Conger Games: Catching Heat - The Crawfish Boxes
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

Rockets smoked by Grizzlies in early season showdown - The Dream Shake
The Rockets went into Memphis undefeated on the road, and walked off the court the newly minted owners of the second best record in the league.

Texas bowl projections: What could stop Texas-Texas A&M in Texas Bowl? - Burnt Orange Nation
Are the Aggies too scared to play the Longhorns again?

Red Raider Gridiron: Recapping Oklahoma; Wallerstedt Passes Around Defensive Signals? - Viva The Matadors
We recap what the media had to say about Texas Tech's loss to Oklahoma, plus the note that former defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt may have been passing around Texas Tech's defensive signals.

By the Numbers - KU - Frogs O' War
An ugly game, but record breaking, so worth taking one last look at. Who has written their name in the record books after a win at KU?

Meet the Press: Baylor vs. Oklahoma State - Our Daily Bears
It's Game Week! Mondays mean Art Briles and Baylor Football will address the media regarding their upcoming opponent, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

A Statistical Review of Texas A&M's Offense and Defense - Good Bull Hunting
Let's look at how the Aggies have performed relative to the average performances of this season's opponents.

Texas-Oklahoma State Football Post-Mortem: Offense - Barking Carnival
Tyrone Swoopes puts it together on the road in a methodical 28-7 win.