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Houston Texans News: September 16, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Brian Bahr

Houston Texans News

Houston Texans Can't Win AFC South on Running Game and Defense Alone | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Texans report: Fitzpatrick exceeding expectations - Houston Chronicle
The sample size is small. Running back Arian Foster has been the center of the Texans' offense. Ryan Fitzpatrick has shown flashes before, only to trail off over time.

The Film Don't Lie: Texans - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
A weekly look at what the Houston Texans must fix.

Texans' stats show potential to avoid collapse - Houston Chronicle
There are three things in life you can be sure about: death, taxes and the Texans starting 2-0.

Number on Foster's tote board is too high - Houston Chronicle
NFL running backs receive daily reminders that to some, their value as human beings has been reduced to how many yards they produce, how many passes they catch, how many touchdowns they score.

Johnson jokes "JJ got a TD before I did"
WR Andre Johnson spoke to the media following the Texans' victory in Oakland.

O'Brien hands out multiple game balls for Sunday's win
The Texans 30-14 win over the Oakland Raiders was such a team effort that head coach Bill O'Brien gave out multiple game balls.

Top 3 GIFs from Texans vs. Raiders
We win, we GIF.

Around the League

The Post-Mortem, Week 2: The scoreboard deficit epidemic -
Prior to this week, only four teams had not overcome a halftime deficit of more than seven to win since 2008. The Bears ended their streak, and our epidemiology department pinpoints a cure.

The MMBM: Rise of the lunch pail players -
It was a rough Sunday in the NFL, with stars like RG3, Ryan Mathews and others getting hurt. PFT Commenter celebrates the lunch pail players who took over.

Refs impact Colts-Eagles late with 1 missed call and 1 questionable penalty -
A 30-second span featuring two questionable decisions by the officials affects an exciting second half back-and-forth between the Eagles and Colts.

Here's everything that happened in the NFL's historically bad week -
It's been a flood of a bad news for the NFL over the last seven days, almost all of it self-inflicted. Here's a timeline of everything that happened this week.

Adrian Peterson reinstated to play Week 3, apologizes -
The Vikings are re-activating their all-pro running back, making him likely to play in Week 3 of the NFL season, days after he was arrested and charged with child injury in Montgomery County, Texas.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Indians 1: McHugh Great Again, Altuve Nears History In Win - The Crawfish Boxes
McHugh has yet another awesome outing, and Altuve goes 3-4 to put himself right on the edge of Astros history

Houston Rockets NBA 2k15 ratings revealed - The Dream Shake
A number of NBA 2k15 ratings have been released, and nine different Rockets had their rating come out.

Burnt orange named best team color in college football by USA Today - Burnt Orange Nation
Hook 'em!

Red Raider Gridiron: Wrapping Up Arkansas (Not Literally) - Viva The Matadors
As you can see from the title, I can do jokes. We all get a week to recover with a bye this weekend and before we move only, we recap some of the articles from yesterday and various Big 12 power polls.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Goodbye Gophers - Frogs O' War
What a week it was leading up to the game against Minnesota, and what a game itself.

Injury Update -- Goodley, Coleman, Chafin, possibly Fuller returning for Iowa State - Our Daily Bears
The Baylor offensive battlestation could take another step toward full operation next week in Ames as the Bears welcome back several offensive playmakers.

Podcast #117 - Turfgate and Nitpicking the Rice Game - Good Bull Hunting
Such a weird game, so many hot takes.