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Houston Texans News: October 12, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 12, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans LB Mercilus Re-Tweets Texans Criticism By John McClain " CBS Houston
HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) - It has been a disappointing season thus far for the 2015 Houston Texans. With a 1-4 record after Thursday's loss to the division rival Indianapolis Colts.

Texans safety Rahim Moore on season: 'We'll fix it' | FOX Sports
Texans safety Rahim Moore on season: 'We'll fix it'.

Texans head back to work hoping to fix what ails them - Houston Chronicle
A weekend of rest and reflection behind them, the Texans go back to work Monday fully aware of the mess they have made for themselves.

Texans Need A Lesson From The Dukes: "Get Back In There And Sell, Sell, Sell" " CBS Houston
The Houston Texans are off to a 1-4 start in the 2015 season. Thoughts of a Houston playoff trifecta with the Rockets and Astros have dwindled. Coach Bill O’Brien said there are still 11 games left and the season isn’t over. I’m not buying that. I’m not buying at all.

Hey Bob McNair, what's your plan for Texans? - Houston Chronicle
If I'm Bob McNair, I have only one question.

Texans expect Clowney to play next week despite ankle injury | ProFootballTalk
When Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was spotted in a walking boot on Friday, it was cause for concern: Clowney missed most of his rookie year with a knee injury, and the Texans would hate to lose the 2014 No. 1 overall pick for significant time again.

Matt Hasselbeck, other aging stars come to Colts' rescue against Texans - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Hasselbeck overcame a bacterial infection this week to give Indy a second straight victory with Andrew Luck sidelined.

Corpus Christi mega-fan plans to drive to every Texans game
Since the first Houston Texans preseason game again the San Francisco 49ers Aug. 15, Debbie Brannon has driven 8,748 miles in a customized 12-passenger van.

Houston Texans go back to Brian Hoyet at QB; ranking league's top kickers - Trending in NFL
Recapping Friday's top stories, with Brian Hoyer getting the start in Week 6 for Houston and a closer look at why Baltimore's Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the league.

J.J. Watt: Wreaking Havoc
Watt’s game is predicated on change, unpredictability.

Around the League

Giants' Larry Donnell reels in spectacular game-winning catch vs. 49ers and Eli Manning is SO PUMPED -
The Giants have been snakebitten in fourth quarters this year, but tonight they rallied for a game-winning drive.

NFL teams are blowing double-digit leads all over the place in Week 5 -
Inexplicable offensive meltdowns are this week's terrible NFL trend.

Jamaal Charles feared to have torn ACL after leaving Bears game -
The Chiefs running back left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears with a knee injury.

The Cardinals' offense is off to one of the most impressive starts in NFL history -
The Cardinals have now outscored their five opponents by 100 points, one of only nine teams to have managed that feat that since the merger in 1970.

Todd Gurley just slammed Clay Matthews like he was a figure skater dropping his partner -
The routine was ruined!

'Orlovsky gets a big ovation from the crowd': A tale of Lions futility -
The Lions are horribly sad under Jim Caldwell, and it's not going to get better.

Broncos defense wins when Peyton Manning can't -
Von Miller and the Denver defense has been dominant, and the Broncos are 5-0 because of it.

Terry Bradshaw rips Greg Hardy and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in fiery rant -

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 4, Royals 2: Dallas Keuchel remains perfect at home in ALDS Win - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel continued his mastery at Minute Maid Park.

Dwight Howard says he played through a torn MCL and meniscus in the playoffs - The Dream Shake
This is a pretty startling revelation.

Texas Longhorns stun Oklahoma Sooners in monumental 24-17 upset - Burnt Orange Nation
Thank you, Based God.

It's Time For The Nation To Start Paying Attention To Patrick Mahomes - Viva The Matadors
He's the best quarterback no one knows about, and it's time for that to change.

TCU vs Kansas State: Inside the Numbers - Frogs O' War
Taking a look at the stats behind TCU's epic comeback win over Kansas State.

The Big 12 Sunday Morning Quarterback - Week 6 - Our Daily Bears
The weekly rundown of happenings in the Big 12 and how it affects your Baylor Bears. Complete with game analysis, bowl predictions and conference observations.

Aggie Football Uniform Tracker - Good Bull Hunting
Looking for football trends from our football threads.

Shooting From the Hip: Texas 24, OU 17 - Barking Carnival
And just when things seemed darkest...the football got good again.

Weakest Of The Week: Rice And FAU Play Bad Football - Underdog Dynasty
Two irregular and inefficient offenses against two bad defenses: what could go wrong? This week is the special kind of weak.

DT Rewind: Week of October 4 - Dynamo Theory
All the Houston Dynamo stories for the week as well as coverage of the US vs Mexico.