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Houston Texans News: September 12, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 12, 2014.

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FIrst off, just wanted to say thanks for yesterday's comments about the Newswire. Happy to be of service.

Houston Texans News

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham will play Sunday at Oakland Raiders - ESPN
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans tight end Garrett Graham was very cautious on Thursday when asked if he'd travel to Oakland. He said to ask his coach.

Arian Foster by the numbers - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
We've heard this before, that Arian Foster is the type of running back who gets better the more carries he receives, and the more he's able to develop a rhythm.

Raiders-Texans: Breaking down Houston - San Jose Mercury News
When Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans square off Sunday, here's what the visiting Texans bring to the table.

Coach Allen Talks About Injuries, Texans
Head Coach Dennis Allen discusses who practiced and who didn't, facing the Texans at home and more.

Shane Lechler returns to the Black Hole
All-Pro punter Shane Lechler prepares for his first visit back to Oakland this Sunday.

Raiders vs Texans fantasy start, sit, sleepers - Silver And Black Pride
This week, the Raiders take on their Texans in Oakland Coliseum for their home opener. Which players should you start, sit or pick up on you fantasy teams?

Raiders sell out home opener vs Texans, televised locally - Silver And Black Pride
The official word has come down and the Raiders have sold out their 2014 season home opener against the Houston Texans on Sunday. This means the game will be televised locally in the Bay Area. T...

Around the League

Steelers vs. Ravens: Baltimore dominates in 26-6 win -
The Baltimore Ravens dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night football.

The Notebook: Consider the hoss -
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White reflects on Week 1 in the NFL and the very large men who make life hard for quarterbacks ... and sometimes their own fans.

Roger Goodell failed, just like he was supposed to -
The NFL is a machine, and every part is replaceable.

Breaking Madden: Tony Romo's week in Quarterback Hell -
Tony Romo threw three straight interceptions last Sunday. His punishment: all his toys have been taken away. Welcome to Quarterback Hell.

The Spike Factor, where some offenses should just give up -
The Spike Factor returns, and the Oakland Raiders have taken the early lead among offenses that should consider spiking the ball a lot.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

On the Astros: No. 200 for Jose Altuve falls in Seattle - The Crawfish Boxes
Just how great has Jose Altuve been this season?

Parsons: Rockets told me they would match any offer sheet - The Dream Shake
Before the summer, Chandler Parsons was under the impression that the Rockets would match any offer he received.

Did UT contact a former high school QB and regular college kid about walking on? - Burnt Orange Nation
A rumor is circulating online that Jimmy Greenwood, a Texas student and former Kinkaid Falcons quarterback, was contacted by Texas coaches about walking on the Longhorns football team. The rumor,...

2014 College Football Thursday and Friday Week 3 Open Thread - Viva The Matadors
Let's do this.

Six Shooter: Six Questions with Minnesota Blog the Daily Gopher - Frogs O' War
A game with a real opponent (SMU doesn't count, obviously) means that they have an SBNation blog that can give us the expert's view. It's Minnesota week which means that JDMill of The Daily Gopher is popping by to drop some knowledge on us.

OurDailyPodcast Episode 43B: The LIVE Preview Show! - Our Daily Bears
Amy Pagitt joins Mark and Peter as the crew breaks down the Blackout in Buffalo. Broadcast starts at approximately 9pm CDT!

2014 Prediction Game: #7 Texas A&M vs Rice - Good Bull Hunting
Guess the score of this weeks' Aggie Football game