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Houston Texans News: November 17, 2015

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Pacman on Texans: "They act like they won the Super Bowl" | ProFootballTalk
While the postgame back-and-forth starting between the Texans and the Bengals began with some elementary school playground-level taunting of the red-headed kid, it didn't take long for the talk to go blue.

Texans vs. Bengals - Game Recap - November 16, 2015 - ESPN
Get a recap of the Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals football game.

Cincinnati Bengals' loss to Texans is not all Andy Dalton's fault - NFL -
Andy Dalton was awful on Monday night against the Texans, but the Bengals' first loss of the season wasn't all his fault.

Report: O’Brien told Texans players it was wrong to bench Hoyer | ProFootballTalk
The Texans came into the season with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback, but they had made a change by the time the first game came to an end. Ryan Mallett replaced Hoyer in the Week One loss and got the start in Week Two despite coach Bill O'Brien telling both men that Hoyer wouldn't have...

Benching of Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer mishandled, coach Bill O'Brien says
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he was wrong to bench quarterback Brian Hoyer for Ryan Mallett after the Texans' Week 1 loss to the Chiefs, according to sources.

Bengals no longer undefeated after terrible performance in Texans loss | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: This is why it's so hard to get so deep into a season with an undefeated record. It's why we need to appreciate what the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots have done.

Texans' J.J. Watt, Bengals' Carlos Dunlap chase sacks title (Nov 16, 2015) | FOX Sports
CINCINNATI (AP) J.J. Watt and Carlos Dunlap are watching each other from afar, seeing which one takes advantage of the chance to nose ahead in the NFL sacks race.

Texans vs. Bengals 2015 final score: Cincinnati unbeaten no more after 10-6 loss -
The Bengals' offense never got started against a lively Houston defense.

Around the League

Cam Newton and the Panthers are going to beat you, then dance on you -
If you want the best of Cam Newton, you had better take all of Cam Newton.

MMBM: Is Peyton Manning faking his injury so he doesn't have to play the Patriots? -
The Broncos signal caller is probably just chicken because of all the times he's lost to New England I bet.

Bengals fans boo the only 8-0 team they've ever had -
When it's bad, it's bad.

Saints fire Rob Ryan, name Dennis Allen defensive coordinator -
Ryan is out and Allen is in after a poor start to the season and a league-worst defense for the Saints.

NFL admits officiating mistake that cost Ravens a win -
The Jaguars won on a last-second field goal try that they never should have had.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Carlos Correa named AL Rookie of the Year - The Crawfish Boxes
Captain Correa was the top rookie in the American League in 2015, per BBWAA.

Rockets vs. Celtics Final Score: Everything is still terrible - The Dream Shake
Another embarrassment, with little effort and less energy. What is going on with this team?

Texas freshman OG Patrick Vahe is the real-deal, new Kasey Studdard - Burnt Orange Nation
Appearances can be deceiving, because these two nasty linemen have similar football souls.

Offensive Grades: Texas Tech vs Kansas State - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech picked up a key win against K-State, now bowl-eligible.

TCU Injury Update: Boykin, Doctson Questionable for Oklahoma - Frogs O' War
Things are not looking good.

Bears Falter in Eugene, Lose 74-67 - Our Daily Bears
Despite offensive breakouts from both Freeman and Motley, Baylor's senior players could not help enough to hang with Oregon.

Three Takeaways: Aggies cruise past Lions 100-58 at Reed Arena - Good Bull Hunting
It's an easy 2-0, but they're actually making the easy 2-0 look easy.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Washington Huskies vs. Bill Walton - Barking Carnival
Welcome to the Shaka Smart Era, everybody! The Texas Longhorns lost to the Washington Huskies in Shanghai, China tonighttomorrowmorningtonight 77-71 in a game that I'd call a rock fight if it...

Houston Steals Game From Memphis In Furious Come From Behind Win - Underdog Dynasty
Memphis fell to Houston Saturday night in what surely will become an AAC instant classic. The Tigers dominated the first half and appears to be cruising before Houston stormed back to win the game...

Is soon soon enough for Houston Dynamo fans? - Dynamo Theory
MLS Commissioner Don Garber says AEG will 'soon' be selling one team but is soon soon enough for Dynamo fans?

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