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How the Texans can make the playoffs - Houston Chronicle
Bill "Keep Hope O'Live" O'Brien says anything can happen.

Bill O'Brien says Houston Texans 'think very highly' of Jadeveon Clowney - ESPN
Whatever the external conversation about Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, his coach wanted one thing understood on Monday.

Texans report: Texans not taking Jags lightly - Ultimate Texans
The Texans should improve to 7-6 Sunday after facing Jacksonville. But coach Bill O’Brien stressed that the Jaguars – who knocked off the Texans twice last year — are improving, as evidenced by rallying from 21 points down to defeat the New York Giants on Sunday.

Manziel could do Texans a favor vs. Colts - Houston Chronicle
What if the circumstances had been different, if the rookie quarterback waiting for his number to be called by the Texans when Ryan Fitzpatrick was benched and Ryan Mallett was injured was not Tom Savage but Johnny Manziel?

Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins: JJ Watt is MVP - NFL - SI.com
Several Houston Texans say that defensive end J.J. Watt should get consideration for the NFL MVP award.

O'Brien hopes for more out of Texans' ideal Fitz - Houston Chronicle
Throwing a franchise-record six touchdown passes is like getting straight A's for the first time: Now it's expected.

Around the League

Rams deny apologizing for 'Hands Up' gesture from players - SBNation.com
St. Louis County police are claiming that the Rams apologized for five players who made the gesture prior to Sunday's game. The team's VP denies that.

Monday Night Football results: Dolphins rally late, edge Jets 16-13 - SBNation.com
The Jets got off to a good start and rode the rushing attack to an early lead, but Miami rallied and a late Geno Smith interception sealed the game for the Dolphins.

NFL playoff picture 2014: Dolphins technically still alive in AFC East after Monday win - SBNation.com
We take a look at the standings and the NFL playoff picture following Monday's game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.

Ravens focusing on playoff chase, not the Ray Rice case - SBNation.com
At 7-5, the Ravens still have a chance to close in on a Wild Card spot and are adamant they remain undistracted by the now-reinstated Ray Rice.

There's no going back for the Browns and Johnny Manziel - SBNation.com
At long last, Johnny Football gets his first real action in the NFL. For the Browns, there's no going back to Brian Hoyer in the final quarter of the season.

The Jets are so bad they're making Rex Ryan sick - SBNation.com
We've witnessed his breaking point.

MMBM Week 13: Hippie police officers need to get a job and stop protesting - SBNation.com
The week's most important NFL column gets you caught up to speed on all the goings-on in professional football. This column is written for and by a REAL fan of the NFL.

Florida Gators will reportedly contact Chip Kelly, Lions not considering Ray Rice and other NFL News - SBNation.com
Meanwhile, Nick Foles' broken clavicle needs more time to heal.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Cyber Monday Specials: Discount Roster Pieces for the Houston Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Possible roster additions that could be available to the Houston Astros at a discount.

James Harden is officially entering the realm of superstardom - The Dream Shake
James Harden is turning the corner in his career, entering his absolute prime.

Texas LB Jordan Hicks accepts Senior Bowl invite - Burnt Orange Nation
So long, Jordan.

An Open Letter to Under Armour on Texas Tech's Uniforms - Viva The Matadors
After over two years of considering Texas Tech's football uniforms, I'm ready to comment on the current state of Texas Tech's uniforms, from the aspect of design and structure and comparison to other football programs. Brace yourself Under Armour.

TCU Recruiting: Frogs land coveted 2015 lineman - Frogs O' War
David Bolisomi, a 2015 offensive tackle from Denton (TX) Ryan High School, has been a hot name in recruiting circles the last few weeks. On Monday, he decided Fort Worth was the place to be for the next four years after meeting with Patterson.

At Baylor, We Play For Championships - Our Daily Bears
Baylor vs. Kansas State hype video to get you psyched out for Saturday's game.

Daily Bull 12.1.14 - Good Bull Hunting
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We Run This State In Basketball - Barking Carnival
Since Rick Barnes' arrival in 1998, the Longhorns have posted a 140-21 record against in-state competition. That's a 87% winning percentage. Some opponents of note: 29-8 against Baylor 30-4...