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Houston Texans News: November 16, 2015

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Bengals-Texans predictions, three keys
Here's a look at three keys for the Bengals to stay undefeated - and predictions from Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski.

Monday’s Matchup: Texans (3-5) at Bengals (8-0) - The New York Times
Houston’s anemic offense may not be able to keep up with Cincinnati’s output.

Texans could snare Bengals in trap game - Houston Chronicle
There are team T-shirts and jerseys on everyone, from airport personnel to cab drivers to restaurant wait staff to drugstore clerks.

Hoyer, Texans face big challenge in undefeated Bengals - San Antonio Express-News
HOUSTON — In his seventh NFL season, Brian Hoyer is thrilled to get his first start Monday night when the Texans visit Cincinnati.

Dalton wants to make it 2 in a row over hometown Texans (Nov 15, 2015) | FOX Sports
CINCINNATI (AP) The previous time Andy Dalton played in his hometown, he left without his jersey.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien interested in University of Maryland opening -
O'Brien's interest in the Maryland job is not lost on the school's primary boosters.

Texans fans now feeling Clowney's pain - Houston Chronicle
With Clowney, the supposedly chiseled-from-stone freak of an athlete, set to miss another game Monday, just what will become of the No. 1 overall pick from the 2014 draft is a legitimate question.

Around the League

Carson Palmer's punt-fumble set off a Rube-Goldberg-like series of events -
Carson Palmer's fourth quarter fumble was a joy to watch.

Odell Beckham had a touchdown. The NFL’s catch rule cost the Giants the game. -
The latest and perhaps stupidest NFL catch rule confusion.

Peyton Manning benched for Brock Osweiler -
Manning struggled mightily against the Chiefs, throwing four interceptions.

The Lions did a trillion things wrong, but still beat the Packers at Lambeau for the first time since 1991 -
Detroit tried to let the Packers keep a decades-long home winning streak alive, but somehow the Lions survived.

Aaron Rodgers calls out fan for making anti-Muslim comments during moment of silence -
Rodgers with commenting at the end about the moment of silence, fan in stands who said something prejudicial. — Matt Johnson (@MattJ_onNFL) November 15, 2015 I...

Ravens gift Jaguars a win by committing blatant last-second facemask -
Elvis Dumervil cost the Ravens big time.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Colby Rasmus officially accepts Astros one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer - The Crawfish Boxes
It's one more round of colby jack for the Astros.

Patrick Beverley out indefinitely and Montrezl Harrell up in the air - The Dream Shake
The Rockets are dropping like flies, making a bad start to the season even worse.

Texas recruiting: Longhorns staff must build relationships with Texas HS coaches - Burnt Orange Nation
Excluding the coaches from the recruiting process in favor of exclusively communicating directly with prospects is a dangerous game.

10 Thoughts on Tech-KSU - Viva The Matadors
Don't talk about the defense. It's shy and you'll scare it away.

Frogs Survive Kansas; Climb Up the Polls - Frogs O' War
TCU's win, combined with several losses ahead of them, has them situated within a breath of the top ten.

Baylor vs. Oklahoma -- The Afternoon After -- Highlights, Links, Notes, Tweets - Our Daily Bears
From the highest of highs with College GameDay to the lowest of lows with a loss to Oklahoma, Baylor fans felt it all yesterday.

WBB: Ags beat Texas State 87-50 - Good Bull Hunting
Women's Bouncy Ball opens the season by routing the Bobcats.

Shooting Into the Foot: West Virginia 38, Texas 20 - Barking Carnival
Texas on The Road: A little John Denver and a lot more Cormac McCarthy.

Three Things We Learned About Week 11 American Athletic Conference Football - Underdog Dynasty
Houston is the best of the G5 for now, if just barely.

USMNT still have work to do despite dominating win - Dynamo Theory
It's hard to take a lot of positives from a win against a team like St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Houston Dynamo will soon have different owner than LA Galaxy - Dynamo Theory
With one vague statement from the MLS commissioner is sounds like the Houston Dynamo may be getting new owners.

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