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Houston Texans News: November 2, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, November 2, 2015.

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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt actually on a better pace than 2014 - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Despite drawing more double-teams, the Texans' J.J. Watt has 8.5 sacks, 40 tackles, 25 quarterback hits and 15 tackles for loss already this season.

NFL Grades Week 8: Dysfunctional Texans are AFC South contenders -
We are grading all of Sunday's Games for Week 8. See how your team did.

Texans' win means freebies for all of us - Houston Chronicle
Take advantage of the best kind of stuff today after a Texans win.

J.J. Watt forgot how to talk after the Texans won a football game -
Great at football. Terrible at talking about it.

Brian Hoyer tosses 2 TD, guides Texans to win
Brian Hoyer was efficient on Sunday in the win over the Titans.

Texans' rushing attack runs on fumes in win over Titans - Houston Chronicle
Before Tennessee came to town, the Texans spoke bravely about how determined they were to establishing an effective ground game, never mind that they were saddled with the worst yards-per-carry average in the NFL and had also lost their best ball carrier, Arian Foster, to a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.

Report: Texans make Brian Cushing available for trade
As bad as the season has been for the Houston Texans, they remain just a game back of the division-leading Indianapolis Colts, but that...

Texans Finally Post Defensive Performance They’ve Been Expecting " CBS Houston
The Texans defense finally played as well as they were supposed to be on paper.

Running Game Only Thing Missing From Texans Win " CBS Houston
Not everything clicked during the Texans’ 20-6 victory over the completely hapless Tennessee Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The Texans running game is still MIA. Say what you will about the Gary Kubiak tenure, but at least his offense was effective running the ball.

Around the League

Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander dedicates career game to deceased brother -
Tampa Bay linebacker Kwon Alexander earned a game ball while playing with a heavy heart.

Peyton Manning ties Brett Favre for most career wins record -
Peyton Manning earned the 186th win of his career on Sunday, tying Brett Favre for the most of all-time.

Dez Bryant denies he trash-talked injured Seahawk, blames 'bulls*** media' -
Dez Bryant held nothing back when he spoke with reporters following Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

Michael Bennett calls Jason Garrett 'classless' for not checking on injured Ricardo Lockette -
Michael Bennett thought that neither Jason Garrett nor the referees did enough to support Ricardo Lockette after the wide receiver went down while covering a punt.

Le'Veon Bell expected to miss the rest of the season with 'severely' torn MCL -
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell suffered a serious knee injury in Week 8. Later reports indicate that he'll be out for the rest of the season.

The majestic failure of Matt Cassel's attempted game-winning drive -
Matt Cassel led the Cowboys on a heroic game-winning drive against the Seaha-- pffffffffft, lol, just kidding, he threw three incompletions and got sacked.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Dallas Keuchel, Jose Altuve, and Jason Castro named Gold Glove Award finalists - The Crawfish Boxes
Three members of the Houston Astros have been nominated for the top defensive award in Major League Baseball.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets slink back to the Toyota Center to take on the resurgent Oklahoma City Thunder.

Texas Longhorns lay egg in 24-0 defeat by Iowa State Cyclones - Burnt Orange Nation
The road struggles for the Horns continued with another terrible performance.

OSU Haunts Tech With 2nd Half Comeback, 70-53 - Viva The Matadors
3rd quarter offensive struggles and 4th quarter defensive meltdown becomes nightmare Tech can't escape.

TCU Holds Steady in Coaches; AP Polls - Frogs O' War
The Frogs are still at No. 3 in the Coaches, and No. 5 in the AP.

Baylor Opens as 18.5-Point Favorites Over Kansas State Wildcats - Our Daily Bears
Vegas apparently doesn't believe the Baylor offense will suffer much without Seth Russell.

Counterpoint: Texas A&M's Sumlin and the USC job - Good Bull Hunting
Why would Kevin Sumlin leave A&M for USC? Probably not for these reasons.

Shooting From the Hip: Iowa State 24, Texas 0 - Barking Carnival
A Halloween horror show like no other.

Houston rolls over Vanderbilt in a shutout, 34-0 - Underdog Dynasty
The Cougars were terrifyingly balanced in a thorough beating of the Commodores

Dynamo Academy Update: U18s Start Season Strong - Dynamo Theory
The U18s start the season off with a string of wins.

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