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Houston Texans News: October 14, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans need to get Foster going to balance Hopkins' output - Houston Chronicle
Hopkins setting prolific pace for air attack, but Foster must get ground game going With apologies to DeAndre Hopkins, off to the greatest start of any receiver in franchise history, the Texans need to run the ball successfully to win.

J.J. Watt powers Houston Texans to Ultimate Standings rise
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Houston Texans jumped 20 spots -- mostly thanks to one charismatic defensive end.

Setting the table: Jaguars-Texans
Senior writer John Oehser examines key players, matchups and storylines as the Jaguars prepare to play the Houston Texans at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday …

Injured Texans WR Shorts says he's ahead of schedule in recovery | FOX Sports
Injured Texans WR Shorts says he's ahead of schedule in recovery.

The Houston Texans Workout Three Wide Receivers - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans worked out three wide receivers to start off week 6 of the season.

Texans RB Grimes returns to practice | FOX Sports
Jonathan Grimes returns to practice.

Texans' Brian Hoyer completes first pass at QB cliches
Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer, starting in place of Ryan Mallett, said Monday he's not looking past Sunday's game against the Jaguars to whether he'll continue to start.

Around the League

Fletcher Cox saved the Eagles' season - SBNation.com
The Eagles' offense found its legs against the Saints last week, but it wouldn't have been able to do much without a little help from defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and his three sacks and two forced fumbles.

Breaking Madden Roster Cuts: People will only hurt you and clip their toenails in your car - SBNation.com
Did you make it into the next episode of Breaking Madden? Goodness, I hope not. I asked y'all to tell me about a time someone was extraordinarily awful to you. These are your stories.

Aaron Rodgers is God's favorite quarterback - SBNation.com
Green Bay's quarterback has put up mind-numbing numbers while protecting the ball at a historic rate.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros, Royals talk about game 5 of the American League Division Series - The Crawfish Boxes
Teams hold press conference before game 5 of the ALDS.

Rockets squeeze out a win in Preseason OT vs. Suns - The Dream Shake
Add Clint Capela to the Brandon Knight's list.

Texas LB Malik Jefferson honored for performance against Oklahoma - Burnt Orange Nation
Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week.

Texas Tech is the 3rd Best Team in the Big XII - Viva The Matadors
Despite their unranked status, Brice Paterik believes that Texas Tech is a better football team than all public schools in the Big XII.

TCU Football: Iowa State Preview - Frogs O' War
While it initially seems like an easy win on the road, every team is going to give the Frogs their best. Yes, even Iowa State. With a night game in Ames, you never know what shenanigans will take...

ODB's "PREDICT THE SCORE" game - Baylor v. WVU - Our Daily Bears
(Sorry for approving this so late, everyone!)

WATCH: Texas A&M Press Conference, Alabama Week - Good Bull Hunting
Watch Kevin Sumlin, John Chavis, and Jake Spavital address the media.

Sights and sounds from Texas / OU [Oct. 10, 2015] - Barking Carnival
Let's ride.

Why Dennis Franchione Should Retire From Texas State Football - Underdog Dynasty
The leadership at Texas State is running out of excuses for poor performance, and they need to be held accountable.

Ella Masar retires from Houston Dash, NWSL - Dynamo Theory
The Houston Dash player announces her retirement from soccer.

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