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Houston Texans News: November 3, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, November 3, 2014.

Bob Levey

Houston Texans News

Texans fall 31-21 to Eagles
The Texans defense picked off Philadelphia three times and knocked out Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles early in the game but lost 31-21 at home.

Despite loss of Foles, Eagles hang on to beat Texans -
With a multitude of injuries, this game could have ripple effects for the next few weeks in the NFL. Will the Texans be without Arian Foster? Will the Eagles be without Nick Foles?

Texans fall 31-21 to Eagles, drop to 4-5 on season - Ultimate Texans
More than five years after winning his first start at what is now called NRG Stadium, Mark Sanchez returned to Houston on Sunday as a comeback quarterback, coming off the bench to throw for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles 31-21 win over the Texans.

Texans score on Bouye’s pick-six, Watt assists
Cornerback A.J. Bouye picked off his first-career interception and then returned it 51 yards for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Report: Texans are getting frustrated with Clowney | ProFootballTalk
When Jadeveon Clowney emerged from South Carolina, the red flags were flying.  And the Texans ignored them.  Maybe they wish they hadn't. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans are getting "frustrated" with Clowney, who may miss Sunday's game with an illness.

Texans not concerned about two games on same field 18 hours apart | ProFootballTalk
One of the worst fields in the NFL could be even worse on Sunday. The Texans host the Eagles today at NRG Stadium.  As pointed out by Garret Heinrich of SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Sunday's game comes 18 hours after a college game was played in the same building -- and on the same field.

As mistakes continue for Texans, so do the losses - Houston Chronicle
Receiver Andre Johnson's frustration and disappointment were apparent as he stood in front of his locker answering questions he has been asked hundreds of times during his 12-year career.

Around the League

What happened Sunday in the NFL: Scores, highlights and the big takeaways from Week 9 -
The Arizona Cardinals are for real. New England's defense is seriously underrated. We have reservations about the Eagles, Chargers and the Cowboys. Let's take a look back at Week 9.

This is how the 49ers lost to the Rams -
Two controversial, possibly incorrect calls decided 49ers-Rams. One involved the refs doing the best with the evidence they had. The other is a bit more baffling.

Broncos vs. Patriots final score: 3 things we learned from New England's 43-21 win over Denver -
What was billed as the next great chapter in a long-running rivalry proved disappointing when the Patriots rolled over the Broncos, 43-21.

Nick Foles Injury: Eagles quarterback could miss 4-6 weeks with broken clavicle - Bleeding Green Nation
The Sanchize is nigh.

Gerald McCoy single-handedly destroyed the Browns' offensive line on this sack -
This isn't just beating a blocker, it's crushing a whole offense.

Ravens vs. Steelers 2014 final score: 3 things we learned in Pittsburgh's 43-23 win -
Ben Roethlisberger threw six touchdowns as the Steelers beat the Ravens to stay in the hunt for the AFC North title.

Washington bus crashes on way to Vikings game -
Washington players and coaches were in a bus accident on their way to the stadium in Minnesota for a Week 9 game against the Vikings.

This unsuspecting ref got hit with boiling hot Gatorade -
This poor man.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros announce 2015 Spring Training and exhibition schedule - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros will face the 2014 American League Champions in two-game series before next season starts.

Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets travel to Philadelphia to take on a 76ers team that has had their number in Philly for the last few years.

Texas Longhorns surge past Texas Tech Red Raiders for 34-13 win - Burnt Orange Nation
Two fourth-quarter touchdowns for Texas helped put the game out of reach.

Ten Things on Texas 34, Texas Tech 13 - Viva The Matadors
The Texas Tech Red Raiders drop their 6th game of the year and lose to the Texas Longhorns, 34-13. We've got 10 thoughts about last night's game.

Overreaction Sunday: Gut Check Edition. - Frogs O' War
A tough win on the road may have been just what the Horned Frogs needed to begin their final playoff push.

Baylor Opens As A 2.5* Point Underdog At Oklahoma - Our Daily Bears
Your Baylor Bears head to Norman looking to defeat Big Game Bob and his Tide-felling Sooners. *The line has already moved to OU -3.5.