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Houston Texans News: September 17, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Brian Bahr

Houston Texans News

Swearinger a turnover-inducing machine for Texans - Houston Chronicle
D.J. Swearinger is like a gnat. He annoys receivers. No matter what they do, they just can't get away from the Texans' second-year strong safety.

Odell Beckham Jr. could play for NY Giants against Texans - NY Daily News
The great game-changer for the Giants offense stands an unimposing 5-11, and he’s been so frail to start his career that he couldn’t even survive a single full practice during training camp and the preseason.

Amazingly, Texans asked if this week is a trap game | ProFootballTalk
There might not be a bigger surprise among the seven undefeated teams in the NFL than the Texans. So while they're happy about their start, they're certainly new enough to success that they're not in a position to overlook anyone.

DeAndre Hopkins will be spokesman for Houston Food Bank - Ultimate Texans
Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins will serve as a spokesman for the Houston Food Bank and Souper Bowl of Caring in 2014, the team announced Tuesday.

Put the Film on, Bro: Arian Foster
Texans analyst explains what makes Arian Foster so great as a runner.

Around the League

Adrian Peterson placed on exempt list, barred from team activities -
After deactivating him last week, the Vikings now placed Adrian Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list which will remove him from team activities while his legal situation is sorted out.

Waiting for Manziel: Browns fans have endured more than their share of heartbreak and disappointment, and that's what makes them so unique -
Taking the pulse of one of the most mismanaged franchises in the NFL.

Absurd Power Rankings: NFL defensive coordinators' babysitting ability -
Rob Ryan is not the worst option, somehow!

NFL power rankings, Week 3: A new team on top -
The second week of the NFL season was full of upsets and surprises. Needless to say, it changed the way our power rankings look this week.

The NFL has a power problem -
The NFL never really seemed to understand how big a deal Ray Rice's abuse is, and its mishandling of it has proven that out. There's a reason why, and it's not pretty.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Indians 4, Astros 2: The Shortest Man Stands Tall - The Crawfish Boxes
The loss notwithstanding, Jose Altuve put the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae of a season that he's had.

Dwight Howard has license suspended for running red lights, being dumb - The Dream Shake
Rockets center Dwight Howard may play in Houston now, but he is still paying for his years in Orlando, getting his license suspended for failing to pay his red light tickets in Orlando.

Elite Shooting Guard Eric Davis Commits To Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Rick Barnes landed himself some instant offense.

Questioning the Red Raiders' Defense? - Viva The Matadors
Dammit. Who typed a question mark on the Teleprompter?

Inside the Numbers: Minnesota Analysis - Frogs O' War
Inside the Numbers is back as TCU took down the Golden Gophers this past week. For all you stats gurus out there, check out what numbers impacted the Horned Frogs the most on Saturday...

Baylor Offensive and Defensive Statistics Through Non-Conference Play - Our Daily Bears
With Baylor concluding its non-conference schedule for 2014 and kicking off its Big 12 schedule next week, time to take stock of what has happened thus far and what stands to happen going forward.

Is A&M planning a 1939 throwback uniform? - Good Bull Hunting
Adidas hints at an 1939 throwback uniform for the game against Louisiana-Monroe. Here's what it might look like.

Texas-UCLA Football Revisited: 4:17, Burning Clock and Game Theory - Barking Carnival
The coaches are being criticized for not burning clock. Most of the critics don't really understand football, math or game theory very well.