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Houston Texans News: October 19, 2015

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

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Houston Texans News

DeAndre Hopkins, Brian Hoyer lead Houston Texans to first division win - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Brian Hoyer and DeAndre Hopkins together secured a sizable lead for the Texans that Houston held onto for its second win of the season.

Hopkins scores twice, helps Texans handle Jaguars 31-20 | FOX Sports
Hopkins scores twice, helps Texans handle Jaguars 31-20

Texans get 31-20 road win over Jaguars
The Texans put up 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to revive their spirits and season after two consecutive losses.

First off the Field: Texans 31, Jaguars 20
The trip home yielded a familiar result.

Lonnie Ballentine Injury: Updates on Texans Safety'sff Knee and Return | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Houston Texans owner donates $10,000 to anti-LGBT group - CBS News
As the NFL works to find ways to accept gay players, Bob McNair voices support for fight against an anti-discrimination law in Houston.

Up-Down Drill: Highs and lows from Jaguars' loss to Texans |
DOWN | GUS BRADLEY His record is 8-30.This is the fourth time in his three years the Jaguars have endured a losing streak of at least four games. He’s 4-18 over his last 22 games, which takes out the "Year Zero" 4-12 mark.DOWN | BLAKE BORTLES There will be better days for Bortles. He threw three picks, but also didn’t see receiver Allen Hurns break free deep for what likely would’ve been a 75-yard touchdown.

Even the Texans cheered Marks' return |
Veteran Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks even got a warm welcome from some of the Houston Texans Sunday.In his first game since suffering a torn ACL against the Texans in the season finale last year, he said the Texans were welcoming him and telling him to stay healthy."That was all great,’’ he said. "The players around the league are very generous type of players and they understand when people get hurt. They’re professionals and pretty good guys.’’Marks’ return was one of the few bright spots for the Jaguars in a 31-20 loss to the Texans.

Texans Get Second Win Of Season, 31-20 Over Jaguars | Houston Press
If indeed you believe that the Houston Texans still have a chance to salvage something resembling a relevant threat to make the postseason in 2015, then...

Around the League

NFL scores and more, Week 6: What happened Sunday -
Good quarterbacks on bad teams, bad quarterbacks on good teams and THE WORST play in NFL history. There's a lot to process this week, so let Danny Kelly take you through everything you need to know.

The Colts ran what may be the worst trick play in NFL history -

Jay Gruden's excuses for Kirk Cousins are embarrassing for everyone -
Kirk Cousins had another awful game for Washington this week. But there was Jay Gruden, blaming the wind and everything else but his quarterback.

Chuck Pagano explains what the hell was supposed to happen on the Colts' botched trick play -
Chuck Pagano took all the blame for the bizarre fake punt that turned the ball over on downs to the Patriots on Sunday night.

The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4. -
The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4.

The Colts' botched trick play was a work of art -
You may never see a play as bad -- nor as beautiful -- as what the Colts attempted against the Patriots on Sunday night.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Prospect A.J. Reed Wins the American League AFL Hitting Challenge - The Crawfish Boxes
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Newly added Arsalan Kazemi sees his first action with the Rockets - The Dream Shake
Newest addition to the Rockets team Power Forward Arsalan Kazemi got his frist game action Saturday night.T

Texas football: Addressing the best of the Charlie Strong doubters - Burnt Orange Nation
Not everyone who doubts Charlie Strong is a crazy idiot; let's address their arguments.

Texas Tech Defensive Grades: Week 7 - Viva The Matadors
The Defense stepping it up this week in a close one against Kansas? You read that right.

Three Up, Three Down: Phew - Frogs O' War
The Frogs started slowly, but finished strong, rolling through Ames from a 45-21 win.

Baylor vs. West Virginia -- The Morning After -- Highlights, Links, Notes, Tweets - Our Daily Bears
Baylor made a statement at home against a quality West Virginia team, dominating their way to a 24-point victory (that could have been a lot more).

3 Things We Learned: Alabama vs Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
What can the Aggies expect from Kyle Allen moving forward?

Trojan War: 30 For 30 Review - Barking Carnival
If you haven't caught the Trojan War 30 For 30 on ESPN documenting the rise and fall of USC football under Peter Carroll, it's probably worth your time. If only for the trip down memory lane and...

Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders Final Score: Dynamo draw with Seattle Sounders 1-1 - Dynamo Theory
Houston tie their final home game of the season against Seattle.

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