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Houston Texans News: November 26, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Big-time QB tops Texans' offseason shopping - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' primary objective in the offseason will be acquiring a difference-maker at quarterback.

90-year-old George H.W. Bush was on Texans’ Kiss Cam with wife Barbara | For The Win
When you're married 69 years, you don't need an excuse to give a smooch to your wife.

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus feeling good about spot on team - ESPN
Houston Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus has adjusted nicely to a new defense and the addition of rookie Jadeveon Clowney.

J.J. Watt sends pizzas to Houston police, firefighters
J.J. Watt showed his appreciation to Houston-area firefighters and police on Tuesday with the delivery of Papa John’s pizzas.

Around the League

Robert Griffin III benched for Colt McCoy, per report -
McCoy will start against the Colts in Week 13, per Adam Schefter's report.

Bills fans find a second home in Detroit -
After a long week, the Bills got the respite they deserved in Detroit.

Rex Ryan expects to be fired, per report -
Reports say general manager John Idzik has planned on firing Ryan all along.

Richard Sherman lampoons NFL hypocrisy with 2-minute skit at his presser -
Richard Sherman is firing back at the NFL in creative ways in protest of the fines levied on Marshawn Lynch for refusing to speak with media.

Calais Campbell, Chris Clemons were dominant when their teams weren't -
The two pass rushers each put together a dominant first half in Week 12, but got let down by the rest of their teams. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White gives them both the Hoss of the Week award for their efforts.

Saluting the NFL's worst passers -
The Jaguars, Jets and Lions are finally getting the recognition they deserve ... for failing to demonstrate basic mastery of the forward pass. This week's Post-Mortem pulls out the scalpel.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Former Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell signs with KBO team - The Crawfish Boxes
Former Astros starter Lucas Harrell has found a home with the LG Twins of the Korea Professional Baseball League.

Houston Rockets vs. Sacramento Kings game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to keep their improbable winning streak going when they take on the upstart Sacramento Kings at the Toyota Center tonight.

Texas' late-season surge fueled by trust and confidence - Burnt Orange Nation
From 3-5 to 6-5, the Longhorns have surged to bowl eligibility after finding their trust and confidence at the lowest point of the season.

Red Raider Gridiron: DeAndre Washington's 1,000 Yard Milestone; John White Pressed Into Duty - Viva The Matadors
DeAndre Washington discusses breaking the 1,000 yard mark while S John White, a former walk-on, was pressed into duty on Saturday against Iowa State.

TCU Remains No. 5 In College Football Playoff Rankings - Frogs O' War
The Horned Frogs did not move up or, more importantly, down, after a bye week.

FIRST LOOK: Texas Tech Red Raiders - Our Daily Bears
It's time to look at Texas Tech!

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs LSU - Good Bull Hunting
My does the time fly when you're having a slight mental break down.The last game of the 2014 regular season is upon us and it has been a year of highs and lows, then highs, then lows again.It...

Shooting from the Corner: Texas Longhorns easily dispatch St. Francis - Barking Carnival
Texas wins in a runaway.