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Houston Texans News: November 13, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 13, 2015.

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Madden Matchup: Texans at Bengals
What does Madden 16 predict for Monday night football?

Hoyer, Texans face big challenge in undefeated Bengals (Nov 12, 2015) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) In his seventh NFL season, Brian Hoyer is thrilled to get his first start in a Monday night game when the Houston Texans visit Cincinnati.

J.J. Watt, Texans on lookout for Andy Dalton's quick-pass ability - NFL Nation - ESPN
Andy Dalton's been adept his whole career at getting rid of the ball quickly, and the Bengals hope that can again keep him sack-free against Houston.

Texans hoping their tight end returns, want to defend successfully against Bengals' Tyler Eifert - Cincy Jungle
The Texans have their eyes on Tyler Eifert and don't intend to let him run free on Monday night. They also may be seeing their own tight end return off the Injured Reserve list, as Ryan Griffin has begun practicing this week.

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney sidelined again with back injury - NFL Nation - ESPN
Jadeveon Clowney sat out the Texans' practice Thursday, and it remains to be seen whether he'll be able to go Monday night against the Bengals.

Texans report: Bengal receivers to pose big challenge - Houston Chronicle
Cincinnati Bengals All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green's star status hasn't dimmed.

Texans haven't historically been ready for prime time - Houston Chronicle
When Frank Gifford died this year, the magical era of "Monday Night Football" faded fully to black.

Around the League

Rex Ryan let out a hearty string of expletives to celebrate the Bills' win over the Jets -

Bills vs. Jets 2015 final score: Buffalo holds on for 22-17 victory -
The Bills moved to 5-4 on the season after holding off the Jets on Thursday.

We expected these 32 NFL players to break out in 2015. How have they done? -
In August, retired NFL defensive end Stephen White picked a breakout player for every NFL team. He checked in on his predictions at the season's halfway point.

Dez Bryant goes off on reporter he alleges uttered a racial slur -
Dez Bryant was once again upset with how he has been portrayed by the media.

Marshawn Lynch gives McDonald's employee $500 to go buy some sneakers -
Buscemis don't come cheap.

The NFL can't make Greg Hardy disappear -
The Cowboys and the NFL have the resources to take preventative measures on domestic violence.

Mike Mularkey gave the Titans the new identity they’ve been looking for -
The Tennessee Titans aren't just changing their offense, they're changing their identity under interim head coach Mike Mularkey.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Colby Rasmus accepts Astros' one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, per report - The Crawfish Boxes
Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Colby Rasmus will be the first player in MLB history to accept a qualifying offer.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look for revenge against the Nuggets when they head to Mile High to take on Denver.

Texas Guard Isaiah Taylor Lands in SB Nation's Top 100 Basketball Players for 2015-2016 - Burnt Orange Nation
Was he ranked high enough?

Running Routes: WVU Recap and Senior Day - Viva The Matadors
Tramain talks what he saw against West Virginia, what its like to play against Bill Snyder and his memories of Senior Day.

Josh Doctson is NOT out for the season - Frogs O' War
The rumor mill created quite a stir on Thursday afternoon.

Baylor vs. Oklahoma ROLL CALL | How to Watch | TV Listings | Radio | Watch Parties - Our Daily Bears

YESSIR! 4-star running back Trayveon Williams commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Trayveon Williams commits to the Aggies.

Texas Pregamer: West Virginia - Barking Carnival
Fresh from the hunt, even rugged mountaineer Holgo finds time to relax. Sit back and fireproof your couches, reading public, it’s time for the Texas Pregamer, West Virginia edition.

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