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Houston Texans News: September 19, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Texans vs. Giants 2014 picks and predictions: Experts split on Houston in Week 3 -
Experts are split on whether the Texans can remain undefeated with a win over the Giants.

Houston Texans vs. New York Giants Week 3 preview - ESPN
The Houston Texans are 2-0, just like they were at this time last season when they lost in Week 3 and didn't win again all season en route to the No. 1...

Giants Q&A: Is the arrow on Eli Manning pointing up? - Ultimate Texans
Want to have a better sense of the matchup that the Texans will be facing against the Giants? Today’s Q&A participant is long-time Giants reporter Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina).

New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul believes Giants can stop Texans - ESPN New York
The Houston Texans are 2-0 and the New York Giants are 0-2, but Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is sleeping comfortably...

Texans' defense reaps benefits from more aggressive style - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' secondary has undergone an amazing transformation.

Giants vs. Texans 2014: An overview of Sunday's match-up - Big Blue View
Here is an overview of what to expect when the Giants host the Texans on Sunday.

Andre Johnson: "Almost feels like I'm back in college"
This year feels different for Andre Johnson, both on and off the field.

BWTB: O-Line ready for challenge at NYG

Head coach Bill O'Brien has confidence in the Texans offensive line after success in first two games.

Houston Texans Johnathan Joseph, C.J. Fiedorowicz cleared to practice - ESPN

HOUSTON -- Two Houston Texans moved from the limited participation list to the Texans' lengthy full participation list on today's injury report -- ...

NY Giants Eli Manning poses different challenge for Houston Texans - ESPN

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has thrown a league-high four interceptions in this year's first two games, and his total QBR has been a middling 59.9,...

Houston Texans J.J. Watt's TD sparked 4th most tweets per minute - ESPN

J.J. Watt's touchdown on Sunday sparked a lot of fan interest on social media.  According to Twitter, Watt's touchdown sparked the fourth most...

Around the League

Buccaneers vs. Falcons 2014 final score: 3 thinks we learned in Atlanta's 56-14 victory -
Tampa Bay could not have been worse while Atlanta frolicked to an easy win in primetime behind a complete team effort.

The new cats turn 20: The state of the Jaguars and Panthers fanbases after experiencing two decades of football -
Checking in on the NFL's two newest fanbases after they've experienced two decades of football.

The Notebook: Addition by subtraction -
Cam Newton is in full bloom; Jason Garrett is running the ball. Will wonders never cease? Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes his weekly spin around the league, finding more than a few surprises along the way.

Breaking Madden: De'Anthony Thomas, return man-god -
Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas is on track to make his NFL debut Sunday. Breaking Madden celebrates his arrival.

Sammy Watkins, Kyle Fuller make biggest impacts in NFL Week 2 rookie watch -
There are several rookies making an immediate impact in the first month of the NFL season, but Sammy Watkins and Kyle Fuller had the greatest effect in their Week 2 games for the Bills and Bears.

The undefeated Bills are your new favorite team -
The head and the heart agree: the Bills may be onto something big.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 1 Indians 2: A Cartoon Recap - The Crawfish Boxes
The Indians topple the Astros in extras; a pitcher's duel featuring 8 strong innings by Scott Feldman.

James Harden sees a beard guru - The Dream Shake
Your best source for quality Houston Rockets news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Texas DT Desmond Jackson out for season with foot injury - Burnt Orange Nation
Lisfranc surgery will end the senior season for the stocky defensive tackle.

Matt Wallerstedt Resigns as Defensive Coordinator of Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Matt Wallerstedt has resigned as defensive coordinator.

Midweek Musings: Death By Thinking - Frogs O' War
In a sport where thinking too much can be a player's downfall, is the new tempo helping Boykin by keeping him from over thinking?

OurDailyPodcast Episode 44: Blackouts, Beatings, and Schedule Rantings - Our Daily Bears
If you weren't able to get a handle on it before now, you'll clearly be able to tell where everyone on the podcast falls on the current ESPN scheduling narrative. Oh yeah, we talked about the Buffalo blackout and made Picks of the Week, too!

Damarkus Lodge Decommits from Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
The playmaking Cedar Hill receiver decided to reopen his commitment - where does A&M go from here?

David Ash Retires; Tank Jackson out for the Season - Barking Carnival
The QB hangs 'em up.