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Houston Texans News: October 6, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Bill O'Brien sticks with Ryan Mallett as Houston Texans starter
Ryan Mallett remains the Houston Texans' starting quarterback and will start Thursday night against the Colts, coach Bill O'Brien said Monday.

Ryan Mallett to remain Texans' starting QB vs. Colts
Houston Texans sticking with Ryan Mallett at quarterback despite struggles.

Houston Texans Face Uphill Battle Against Struggling Indianapolis Colts " CBS New York
The Houston Texans have only won one game this season, but a win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football could turn their fortunes around and move them into first place in the AFC South.

Falcons’ report card: Straight A’s for boat-racing the Texans | Atlanta Falcons blog
The Falcons throttled the Houston Texans, 48-21. Matt Ryan threw for 256 yards and a touchdown and spoke after the game. D. Orlando Ledbetter reports from the Georgia Dome.

If Texans don't right ship immediately, season is sunk - Houston Chronicle
Hey, Bob McNair: Your football team is failing again.

Update on defensive injuries for Texans
The Texans have just a few days to recover from Sunday’s loss to Atlanta with several defensive starters on the mend.

Andrew Luck: Indianapolis Colts QB expected to play vs. Texans - NFL -
The Indianapolis Colts expect quarterback Andrew Luck to be ready to play on Thursday vs. the Houston Texans.

Around the League

The Seahawks locker room didn't know KJ Wright's bat was illegal either -
The referees weren't the only ones who learned something in Seattle's Monday night win over the Lions.

Referees screw up crucial call at end of Lions-Seahawks -
The fumble by Calvin Johnson near the goal line cost the Lions a potential win, and the referees missed an illegal bat by Seattle's K.J. Wright in the end zone that sealed the deal.

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 5: Packers, Bengals are rolling -
Wrapping up Week 4 with a new set of power rankings.

Everything you need to know about 'The Bat' and the Seahawks' controversial win -
THIS is why everyone's talking about the NFL rule for illegal batting Tuesday.

NFL head of officials said referees ruled incorrectly on illegal bat in Seahawks-Lions -
The head of NFL officiating says K.J. Wright batted the ball and should have been flagged.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros spent less money per win than any other playoff team - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston is best value in the playoffs.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies preseason game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets kick off the preseason with a trip to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. Check out The Dream Shake's game preview!

Texas S Dylan Haines calls out young players, freshmen respond - Burnt Orange Nation
When Charlie Strong said that social media would be the downfall of society, he probably meant something like this.

The Air Raid Podcast: Raider Read Edition 10/6 - Viva The Matadors
Hunter, Jonathan and Ryan discuss all things Texas Tech.

TCU News: KaVontae Turpin Named Big 12 Player of the Week - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

ODP Episode 78: The Bear and the Blackbird - Our Daily Bears
We're back to talk about the 63-35 defeat of the Texas Tech Red Raiders, taking your foot off the gas, Corey Coleman, Shock Linwood, Seth Russell, the Big 12, and much, much more.

YESSIR! 2016 Athlete Moses Reynolds Commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Josh Reynolds' brother Moses will be an Aggie.

I'm Texas, and I Have Cable - Barking Carnival
Texas Longhorns fans are living in 'interesting' times. Whether it's watching football players Twitter beef with each other, watching the football team get fed into a wood chipper by a coach that's...

Is Owen Coyle on the hot seat? - Dynamo Theory
The season essentially ended for the Dynamo, the question of whether the manager deserves a job in Houston next year arises.