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Houston Texans News: November 28, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 28, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' rookies an invisible class - Houston Chronicle
One day after his squad lost its third straight home game - an embarrassing feat that took Gary Kubiak 71/2 seasons and a halftime mini-stroke in the third game to pull off - Texans rookie coach Bill O'Brien talked about his first-year players.

Tom Savage named Texans backup quarterback - Ultimate Texans
Coach Bill O’Brien said today that rookie Tom Savage is expected to be the backup quarterback on Sunday when the Texans host Tennessee.

Texans' J.J. Watt Lays Down Backyard Football Rules - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 280+ Sites
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt lays down that backyard football rules for any Thanksgiving games. It is Thanksgiving, and we at FanSided hope you'r

QB Thad Lewis ‘happy to get another shot’ with Texans - Ultimate Texans
When Thad Lewis’ cell phone rang and he found out his former offensive coordinator at Duke was calling, the quarterback couldn’t accept Bill O’Brien offer quick enough.

Know Your Opponent: Houston Texans (Week 13)

Around the League

NFL Thanksgiving: Seahawks make statement in win over 49ers -
The Seahawks are back in the thick of the NFC playoff picture after defeating the 49ers, while the Lions and Eagles also rolled in important divisional contests.

What every NFL team is thankful for this Thanksgiving -
Now please give the Falcons some rolls so they can stress eat.

How far can Russell Wilson's legs take the Seahawks? -
No quarterback has the deadly combination of awareness and wheels like Seattle's Russell Wilson. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White says that could carry the Seahawks a long way once again this season.

Seahawks, 49ers rekindle their heated rivalry on Thanksgiving Day -
Danny Kelly previews the big game as the Seahawks and 49ers square off for the first time since the last season's NFC Championship game and the pass deflection heard 'round the world.

On this Thanksgiving, be thankful for buttfumble -
Two years ago, we received the greatest Thanksgiving miracle of all.

The sad history of USC quarterbacks in the NFL -
Matt Ufford takes a look at the last three USC quarterbacks to make it to the NFL, all from the Pete Carroll era and all with strangely sad tales.

Notre Dame's NFL quarterbacks have never ascended Mount Montana -
Joe Montana set an impossibly high standard for NFL quarterbacks from Notre Dame. Ryan Nanni looks at the difficult climb and the illustrious names who have attempted it.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Brad Peacock's Hip - The Crawfish Boxes
Subber10 attempts to explain the details about the hip labrum and how it pertains to the Astros' Brad Peacock.

Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets finish their 5-game homestand tonight when Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and the Clippers visit the Toyota Center.

Texas suffers major regression in 48-10 loss to TCU - Burnt Orange Nation
Regression all around. Domination all around.

Football in the Big XII: Week 14 Preview - Viva The Matadors
Perine breaks the record against Kansas, Tech gets a road win against the Cyclones, Kansas State squeezes by West Virginia and Baylor takes care of Oklahoma State. Plus a look at Week 14

Frogs Stuff Longhorns, make playoff pitch: TCU 48, UT 10 - Frogs O' War
TCU's defense smothered the Longhorns, and the offense kept pressing until they broke through late, giving the Frogs their biggest ever win in Austin

Our Daily Podcast Episode 58: The Giant Foot - Our Daily Bears
Recorded Sunday night, we're talking about the win over Oklahoma State, the weather impact, some stuff about the College Football Playoff, and much more.

POST GAME THOUGHTS: Texas A&M vs. LSU - Good Bull Hunting

Postgame Reaction: TCU-48, Texas-10 - Barking Carnival
I journeyed to Austin for Thanksgiving to see the family, catch a UT basketball game (Myles Turner - holy %@ 6-11 guys shouldn't move that easily) and attend the TCU game where I assumed we'd lose...