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Houston Texans News: October 7, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans off to bad start -- but all is not lost in AFC South - NFL.com
Bill O'Brien inspired hope in Houston with a winning debut season, but Year 2 is off to a rough start. Can the 1-3 Texans get right? Steve Wyche says this team still has a few things playing in its favor.

Texans amped up for visit from Colts
The Texans are ready to get back on the field this Thursday night.

O'Brien hasn't forgotten how to lead Texans - Houston Chronicle
The only one who can lift the Texans out of the mess they've created at the quarter point of the season is the same one who finished second in the 2014 NFL Coach of the Year voting.

Texans Reach Injury Settlement With Mohamed | Houston Press
In a 2015 season that has already had its share of injuries to core, foundational players like running back Arian Foster and left tackle Duane Brown, th...

Houston Texans fans are losing patience following Sunday's loss. - NFL Nation - ESPN
Texans fans have been patient, but anger is brewing following a blowout loss to the Falcons.

Heroes & Villains: Gurley goes off, Texans QBs tumble - NFL.com
Rams rookie Todd Gurley made St. Louis fun again, while Houston's doomed, two-headed QB rotation is a bigger mess than ever. Marc Sessler offers up his list of Heroes & Villains for Week 4.

Kravitz conversation: Colts vs. Texans with John McClain - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
An email conversation between Bob Kravitz and Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter John McClain.

Vince Wilfork says there’s no moping around from 1-3 Texans - Ultimate Texans
The Texans may be coming off an ugly loss in Atlanta that dropped them to 3-1, but nose tackle Vince Wilfork says anyone who thinks they’re sulking around is sorely mistaken.

No changes on offensive line for Texans against Colts - Ultimate Texans
The Texans plan to maintain the same offensive alignment Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium, according to coach Bill O'Brien.

Around the League

NFL picks 2015, Week 5: Experts have Bengals getting to 5-0 - SBNation.com
The SB Nation panel sees Cincy getting past Seattle, but isn't as sure about Denver staying undefeated after a trip to Oakland.

The refs, the Seahawks, the Lions and the NFL all screwed up Monday night - SBNation.com
The refs screwed up. The Lions screwed up. The Seahawks screwed up. The NFL screwed up. When a bad play earns a bad call of a bad rule, everybody screwed up.

Chart Party: The Chiefs kicked 7 field goals and lost - SBNation.com
Throughout NFL history, several teams have kicked seven field goals in a game, and all those teams won. Except for the Chiefs, who just kept kicking, and lost by 15. That is a fantastic way to lose. Welcome to Chart Party.

Bills players call out Odell Beckham Jr. for throwing punches during game - SBNation.com
Last year's breakout star apparently isn't popular in Buffalo.

NFL owners ready for backroom dealing for Los Angeles return - SBNation.com
Owners are meeting Wednesday to hash out the plan for the league's return to the nation's second-largest media market.

Drew Brees is the NFL's forgotten QB treasure - SBNation.com
Let's talk about Drew Brees and why he needs to be in every great NFL QB conversation.

New York attorney general demands DraftKings, FanDuel documents over employee betting scandal - SBNation.com
DraftKings and FanDuel are coming under investigation from the New York attorney general about their regulation of employees' use of inside information.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Yankees 0: Astros Win Wild Card And Head To KC - The Crawfish Boxes
Keuchel looked good on short rest and the bats provided enough power to win.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies Final Score: Rockets fall in preseason opener - The Dream Shake
The Rockets took the court for the first time this season in Memphis and it was what you might have expected in some ways and what you might not have expected in others.

Texas vs. OU: A Longhorns' guide to the Red River Showdown - Burnt Orange Nation
A fan and former player reflects on gameday and the best way for a Texas fan to experience it.

Texas Tech Player Updates - Viva The Matadors
Updates on Ian Sadler, Dylan Cantrell, and redshirting true freshmen.

Frog Film Room: Receivers in Space - Frogs O' War
TCU can throw the long ball, that's for sure. But with their best deep weapon sidelined for the past several weeks, the Frogs have specialized in turning short passes in to big plays.

Baylor dunking on hopeless suckers is college football's finest opening-month tradition - SBNation.com
Why exert yourself when you can rack up stats and exercise for a few weeks, then hit your conference schedule unbeaten?

Daily Bull 10.07.15 - Good Bull Hunting
let's all just calm down a little bit.

Texas-TCU Football Postmortem: Offense - Barking Carnival
Losing RT Kent Perkins was going to hurt us no matter how you slice it but we didn't settle into any real semblance of an actual game plan until the game was already out of hand. TCU's defense,...