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Houston Texans News: December 23, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 23, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans' JJ Watt Needs 20 Sacks to Steal the NFL MVP | Bleacher Report
Rivers McCown weighs in on what the best (defensive?) player in the NFL has to do to win NFL MVP.

Despite odds, Texans in playoff hunt heading into final week | FOX Sports
After finishing last season with a 2-14 record, and a 14-game losing streak, few thought the Houston Texans would be talking playoff scenarios in Week 17 in 2014.

The Sports Update: Texans players reflect on Andre Johnson’s legacy - Ultimate Texans
Andre Johnson is the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career catches. It took him 12 thrilling but often frustrating seasons to hit the mark, which he passed Sunday during the Texans’ 25-13 home victory against the Baltimore Ravens.

Texans report: Jared Crick making most of opportunity - Ultimate Texans
Defensive end Jared Crick is one of the most underrated Texans. He’s replaced Antonio Smith as a starter. He’s been terrific against the run. He’s a decent pass rusher.

Texans "very, very focused" on Jags
The Texans are in the playoff hunt but focused solely on Jacksonville this week.

Around the League

Monday Night Football: Bengals rally, clinch playoff spot -
It's been a back-and-forth game in Cincinnati. The Bengals looked strong early only to have Denver surge to take the lead. The Bengals went back up in the fourth quarter and a defensive touchdown helped Cincinnati clinch a playoff berth.

Blustery chapter in Jets, Patriots rivalry ends with a whimper -
The Jets are expected to send Rex Ryan packing after the season ends, but not before he was able to give Bill Belichick and Patriots one last scare. Sunday's game highlighted the different courses both coaches and teams have charted.

What Odell Beckham Jr.'s latest victim needs to do now -
The Rams safety tried to defend Odell Beckham, Jr., and now he must wander the earth forever.

MMBM Week 16: I reported Marshawn Lynch to the FCC for what he didn't say in his interview -
All the NFL news and notes from the week's most important NFL column.

13 things to appreciate about Marshawn Lynch's amazing run -
A closer look at Marshawn Lynch's 79-yard touchdown run from Sunday night.

Jim Harbaugh gives cryptic answer on post-2014 coaching future -
No one actually thought he would answer these, right?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Discussion: How much will the Padres get out of their offseason strategy? - The Crawfish Boxes
Chris wonders how good the Padres can be this upcoming season, with all the headline making moves they've made in recent weeks.

James Harden Explodes, Rockets throttle Blazers - The Dream Shake
Holy smokes did the Rockets look amazing.

Malik Jefferson Blows Up Kyle Field - Burnt Orange Nation
This. Is. Awesome.

Possible Red Raiders: A Weekly Recruiting Update - 12/22/2014 - Viva The Matadors
The Football team gets 4 commitments, Tyron Johnson narrows his list, Tech offers several 2016 recruits and baseball gets a commit. Plus a look at Trey Hansen and Dusan Kovacevic

TadPoll: The Frogs are Ranked! - Frogs O' War
Exactly 15 years and 11 months since the Frogs’ last national ranking, TCU re-enters the AP College Basketball Poll.

WBB: A depressing loss to Texas in Little Rock - Good Bull Hunting
The Women's Bouncy Ballers couldn't seal the deal vs UT in the SEC/B12 challenge on Sunday

Shooting From the Corner: Long Beach State - Barking Carnival
Shooting From the Corner: Long Beach State