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Houston Texans News: September 30, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

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Houston Texans News

Creating turnovers essential for Texans' success - Houston Chronicle
The Texans are not good enough to win consistently without forcing turnovers.

Texans report: O'Brien sees threat in Cowboys - Houston Chronicle
The Cowboys' 3-1 record feels different than the Texans' 3-1 mark, and coach Bill O'Brien knows it.

O'Brien: Week 5 vs. Cowboys "means a lot"
Head coach Bill O'Brien spoke about the significance of playing the Cowboys this Sunday.

Foster "day-to-day"; run game must improve
Head coach Bill O'Brien spoke about Arian Foster's health, and the need to run better.

Reading the coverage: Houston Texans' Randy Bullock comes through - ESPN
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ...

Kyle Orton to replace EJ Manuel as Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback - Buffalo Rumblings
Four games into the 2014 season, the Buffalo Bills are making a quarterback change: Kyle Orton will start when the team takes on the Detroit Lions in Week 5.

Around the League

Dennis Allen fired by Raiders -
The coach has been let go after Oakland started 0-4.

Patriots vs. Chiefs 2014: Kansas City blows out New England on Monday Night Football -
It was all Chiefs on Monday night in Kansas City. Alex Smith and the offense rolled while the defense dominated Tom Brady and the Pats, resulting in a 41-14 win.

The Jets aren't helping Geno Smith -
The Jets are counting on second-year quarterback Geno Smith to provide some consistency to their season. He's not doing that, and he's not getting any help from the team around him.

The MMBM: Week 4- The Dallas Cowboys will win the Super Bowl -
The most important NFL wrap-up column on the planet is back and better than ever.

Age is just a number for Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith -
This week's Post-Mortem is filled with grim stats about serious problems undercutting on-field efforts. However, Reggie Wayne and Steve Smith used Sunday to make an important statement about age.

Let's not overreact to the Cowboys' win over the Saints -
Yes, Dallas looked great against New Orleans. No, that doesn't mean they're waltzing back into the playoffs.

Houston & Collegiate Sport

Astros name A.J. Hinch as 18th manager in team history - The Crawfish Boxes
Multiple reports stat Astros to name former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch as Houston's 18th manager in team history.

Houston Rockets media day interview schedule, streaming information - The Dream Shake
Want to follow along with Rockets media day but can't be there? We'll have all the updates here!

Malcom Brown Is Ridiculous - Burnt Orange Nation
We're watching one of the best defensive tackles ever to wear a Texas Longhorns uniform.

Red Raider Gridiron: Webb is Day to Day; Nine Receiver Drops; and Kingsbury is a Scoundrel - Viva The Matadors
QB Davis Webb is day to day with his non-throwing shoulder injury. There were nine receiver drops against Oklahoma State and James Mayfield calls Kliff Kingsbury a scoundrel.

Monday Morning Quarterback: Frogs Dominate Ponies - Frogs O' War
TCU beat rival SMU 56-0, but the score doesn't tell you the whole story.

First Look: Texas Longhorns - Our Daily Bears
The 4-0 Baylor Bears travel to Austin on Saturday for a 2:30 matchup with the Texas Longhorns on ABC. If we wanted a time to shine, we've got it.

Podcast #119 - Aggies Bring Home the Bacon - Good Bull Hunting
If you didn't have a little pee pants in that game, you might need to have your pulse checked.

Time for a Chat: Steve Patterson Speaks (Live) - Barking Carnival
AD Steve Patterson sits down with Texas Monthly for a public conversation about the state of Texas athletics and the future of the program. Join us at 6pm Central for a liveblog.