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Houston Texans News: October 2, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 2, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Scouting Report: Falcons vs. Texans
After two road wins, the Falcons return to the Georgia Dome to take on the 1-2 Houston Texans. Here are the key stats and information to know for Sunday's Week 4 matchup.

Six Points: Texans vs. Falcons | FOX Sports
The Houston Texans grabbed their first win in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the question is, can they knock off another NFC South team in the undefeated Atlanta Falcons?

Madden Matchup: Texans at Falcons
Using Madden 16, we preview this Sunday's game against Atlanta.

3-0 Falcons Return Home For Matchup With 1-2 Houston Texans " CBS Atlanta
High-flying Falcons return from two tough road games in New York and Dallas for a Dome Sweet Dome pairing with the gritty Houston Texans, who picked up their first win of the season this past Sunday.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien on Ryan Mallett: ‘I thought his mechanics were better’ - Ultimate Texans
It wasn’t a sterling performance by Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett, but he played well enough to contribute to a win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Texans vs. Falcons: Full Houston Week 4 Preview | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins’ last game at Georgia Dome: ‘Beat LS-Who?’ - Ultimate Texans
Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins returns to the Georgia Dome on Sunday to play the Atlanta Falcons, going back to a stadium where he has a strong track record of success.

Texans call reinforcements to bolster special teams - Houston Chronicle
An offense, a defense and special-teams return and coverage units are interlocking parts.

Texans report: Move to IR upsets LB Mohamed - Houston Chronicle
Veteran linebacker Mike Mohamed expressed frustration Thursday with being put on injured reserve, saying he's nearly recovered from his strained calf.

Max Bullough happy to be back with Texans and on special teams - Ultimate Texans
Linebacker Max Bullough got into only one game last season after spending most of his rookie year on the practice squad. This season, he thought, would be different, that he’d begin to make his mark as a Texan.

Around the League

Eli Manning isn't listening to the noise -
The New York Giants quarterback has been publicly criticized for his soft-spoken approach to leadership, but it's exactly what his team needs.

Steve Smith places Mike Mitchell on his ‘lifetime hit list' for hit that injured him -

NFL referees can't stop calling penalties -
The NFL is calling more penalties than ever. Plus, fallout from the Ravens' big win, streaks ending and a weird guy who drives around in a van.

Antonio Brown’s 5/50 receiving streak ends at 35 games -
Antonio Brown went 35 games with at least five catches and at least 50 yards, but that streak ended on Thursday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Andy Dalton knows what he's doing, finally -
There's something different about the Cincinnati Bengals and their quarterback this season.

Raiders owner Mark Davis seems like a mostly nice guy who is also a lunatic -
An insane person gained control over an NFL team and that's great.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Trogdor Lives: Chris Carter's home runs keep the Astros in the playoff race - The Crawfish Boxes
The rollercoaster of Chris Carter finds a peak at the right time.

James Harden talks switching to adidas - The Dream Shake
Harden believes "doing what’s expected isn’t enough for me."

TCU WR Josh Doctson vs. Texas DBs will be "Superman going against Clark Kent" - Burnt Orange Nation
That seems physically impossible. And bad for the Longhorns.

The Raider Read, 10/2/15: RED JERSEYS BACK - Viva The Matadors
We have confirmation that the Red jerseys we wore against TCU will make more appearances. We really out here fam.

TCU News: Ne belief in TCU's defense; TCU basketball opens practice Friday - Frogs O' War
According to a few ESPN analysts, TCU's defense is 'lackluster.'

Tech vs. Baylor Advanced Stats Preview: The Offensive Lines - Our Daily Bears
Time to start looking at the advanced stats used by Football Outsiders... This week we're looking exclusively at the offensive and defensive lines.

We visited with Mississippi State's hottest new sensation.

Texas Pregamer: TCU - Barking Carnival
We're still pissed from last week, and we're assuming the team is too. Feeling froggy? Then leap.

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. the Colorado Rapids - Dynamo Theory
The Dancing Bear stands tall with 2 assists in a huge 3-2 win over the Colorado Rapids.