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Houston Texans News: October 16, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 16, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Back to basics for Texans defense
The Texans defense is getting back to basics this week, according to Romeo Crennel.

Jaguars opponent: About the Houston Texans |
ABOUT THE TEXANS■ The Texans are 1-4, with their only victory against Tampa Bay, 19-9. They’ve lost their last two to the Falcons and Colts. They will have had 10 days to prepare for the Jaguars after losing to the Colts last Thursday night.■ The Texans are 1-4 in Jacksonville when the Jaguars are coming off a road trip of two or more games. The Jaguars have played their last three on the road.

Houston Texans interested in game in Mexico City, potentially in 2016 - AFC South - ESPN
The Texans are interested in playing a regular-season game in Mexico City, provided it is a road game on their schedule.

Texans report: Crennel takes defense back to basics - Houston Chronicle
The 1-4 Texans have intercepted two passes, haven't forced a fumble, have committed a slew of penalties and possess only six sacks, including four from defensive end J.J. Watt...

Reducing Penalties Key Focus For Texans This Week " CBS Houston
HOUSTON (CBS Radio) – Penalties were key in the Texans’ 27-20 home loss to the Colts on Thursday Night Football last week. After committing 13 penalties for 125 yards on both sides of the ball and on special teams, fixing this detrimental issue has been a big point of emphasis in practice this w...

Texans Quotes: October 15
Texans players and coaches spoke to the media on Thursday.

Around the League

What the hell were the Titans thinking on 3rd-and-23? -
The Titans almost had an underdog win against the Bills all sewn up, and they threw it all away in the fourth quarter with the dumbest play call of the season. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at some really bad football.

Nevada regulators will not be setting their daily fantasy lineups, neither will you -
The state of Nevada says daily fantasy sports is unlicensed gambling.

PFT Commenter literally interviews presidential candidate Martin O'Malley -
Martin O'Malley was smart enough to sit down with PFT Commenter to discuss Joe Flacco.

Breaking Madden: Ryan Tannehill is banished to Tannehell -
Ryan Tannehill is trapped in a football nightmare, and a Madden glitch is his only way out.

Joe Montana on the Patriots: 'If you ain't cheating you ain't trying.' -
The 49ers legend had some interesting thoughts on the Patriots cheating scandals.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Tal's Hill lives: Astros postpone centerfield renovation - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros move on to offseason moves: Tal's Hill gets a stay of execution.

Preseason game recap: Rockets fall big to Golden State - The Dream Shake
The rockets were missing 80 percent of its starting lineup in a loss to the Warriors, and that wasn't even the main story of this national broadcast.

2017 TE Major Tennison commits to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's ride!

Week 7 Odds - Texas Tech vs Kansas - Viva The Matadors
How much does Tech need to win by this week?

Midweek Musings: All time favorites - Frogs O' War
FOW wants to hear from the readers! Who are your favorite players of all time?

Advanced Stats Preview: Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Our Daily Bears
Taking a closer look at Saturday's matchup through the lens of the Football Outsiders Advanced Stats.

Guess the Score: Texas A&M vs. Alabama - Good Bull Hunting
See how wise you are by entering numbers into a box on the Internet.

The Shaka Smart Era Begins - Barking Carnival
For the first time since Will Smith was welcoming aliens to Earth, the Texas basketball program has a new head coach. I wrote a primer on Shaka Smart when he was hired so I won't bore you with a...

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Become Bowl Eligible For Fifth Straight Win After 55-28 Win Over North Texas Mean Green - Underdog Dynasty
WKU didn't look as dominant as many people thought they would, but the Hilltoppers did enough to defeat North Texas 55-28 and claim bowl eligibility for the fifth straight season.

US lose third straight game against Costa Rica - Dynamo Theory
A third straight loss raises more questions for the national team.

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