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Houston Texans News: January 19, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 19, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

MegaWatt: Texans' J.J. Watt Lights Up NFL On and Off Field - NBC
It's been a tough year for the NFL, as public trust in players has suffered. But J.J. Watt, the most intimidating defensive lineman in the league, has scored...

Duane Brown headed to Pro Bowl
Left tackle Duane Brown was selected to the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Houston Texans announce 2015 ticket prices - Your Houston News: Sports
The Houston Texans announced their ticket prices for the 2015 season today. The Texans’ average general ticket price next season will be $91.87 per ticket, which is up 7.5 percent from $85.44 in 2014 and the first price increase since 2013.

Texans promote Brian Gaine | ProFootballTalk
Former Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson once wrote "pay me, Rick" on his cleats, a message to G.M. Rick Smith that got Robinson fined.  Texans director of pro scouting Brian Gaine probably didn't write "promote me, Rick" on his necktie. Gaine didn't need to.

Without an elite quarterback, Texans must emulate the Seahawk way - Houston Chronicle
When Bill O'Brien became the Texans' coach last January, conventional wisdom was he would bring with him the "Patriot way."

Gary Kubiak headed back to Denver as Broncos’ new head coach - Ultimate Texans
After playing and coaching in Denver for 20 years, Gary Kubiak is returning to the Broncos as their head coach.

Around the League

NFL playoffs schedule and results: Seahawks win wild NFC Championship, Pats blowout Colts -
The Packers led early, the Seahawks rallied, the Packers answered then the Seahawks won the NFC in OT. The Patriots will join Seattle in Arizona after blowing out the Colts.

Colts vs. Patriots 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from New England's AFC Championship win -
The Patriots crushed the Colts in a downpour Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. Here's what we learned from the beatdown.

The Seahawks were only able to come back because of Mike McCarthy's horrendous coaching decisions -
The Packers didn't lose because of Mike McCarthy's poor decision to kick a pair of field goals in the first quarter. But if he hadn't been so foolish, the Packers would've had a better chance of winning.

Gen. Andrew Luck's final dispatch following the campaign in New England -
A missive from the marshes of New England at the conclusion of Indianapolis' last campaign.

Watch Seattle's incredible comeback win over the Packers in 5 GIFs -
Here's how it happened.

NFL investigating Patriots for deflating footballs, per report -
If proved true, the Patriots could be docked draft picks.

Super Bowl odds 2015: Seahawks favored over Patriots -
Super Bowl XLIX will feature the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, with the former favored to repeat.

Packers vs. Seahawks 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from the Seahawks' 28-22 NFC Championship win -
Seattle scored two late touchdowns to force overtime, then scored a miraculous touchdown to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Evan Gattis trade: See the newest Astro in his new uniform - The Crawfish Boxes
El Oso Blanco in Astros' blue and orange.

Rockets Film Room Study: How did Houston fare against Kevin Durant? - The Dream Shake
We break down how Trevor Ariza, Josh Smith and the Rockets try to stop the MVP

US Army All-American S Tim Irvin flips from Texas to Auburn - Burnt Orange Nation
T-Rob wins.

Five Thoughts on TCU Horned Frogs 62, Texas Tech Red Raiders 42 - Viva The Matadors
It was real ugly as Texas Tech lost by 20 to TCU and the offense looks horrible.

End of the Road (woes): TCU 62, Texas Tech 42 - Frogs O' War
TCU claimed their first Big 12 road win in emphatic fashion, building a double digit halftime lead and never looking back.

Baylor Announces Dishman as Safeties Coach, Other Staff Changes - Our Daily Bears
Baylor's official announcement about our new safeties coach has now come down, so you can blow out your candle of waiting and take a gander at our new-look staff (in a very limited sense).

Sunday Twitter Updates from Texas A&M's Big Recruiting Weekend - Good Bull Hunting
The best tweets from the official visitors to College Station.

2015 Texas Longhorns Football Recruiting: Texas Momentum Halts, Bleeding - Barking Carnival
The Longhorn recruiting train just hit some rough patches on the track. DE Louis Brown - one of my favorite developmental prospects in the class - has decommitted. The decision is being described...

Houston Dash acquire Jessica McDonald from Portland Thorns FC - Dynamo Theory
The Dash acquired Jessica McDonald from Portland FC during the 2015 NWSL college draft