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Houston Texans News: November 20, 2015

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Texans Honor Military With Salute To Service Week " CBS Houston
It was a special day for Texans players as hosted members of the military at Thursday's practice. The meet-and-greet was preceded by an annual barbecue at NRG Stadium as part of the team's Salute to Service Week.

Is This Houston Texans Team Really Going To The Playoffs? - Texas Monthly
They're tied for first place, and the Colts are out of Luck for the next few weeks. Is a crappy Texans team led by T.J. Yates playoff bound?

Jets-Texans Preview (Nov 19, 2015) | FOX Sports
Ryan Fitzpatrick is on track to renew acquaintances with his former team. The Houston Texans may be feeling a little reminiscent as well.

Jets must neutralize Texans star DE J.J. Watt | Newsday
Is he like Randy White? Or more like Howie Long?Questions about Texans defensive end J.J. Watt immediately evoked Hall of Fame comparisons from the Jets'...

Mehta: Thankfully for Jets 'D,' Texans are truly offensive - NY Daily News
On a 10-point fear factor scale, T.J. Yates registers a solid 1.5.

Jets will face Houston Texans' T.J. Yates, not Brian Hoyer (concussion), on Sunday, per report |
Hoyer got hurt on Monday.

Texans report: Hoyer improving, but won't start Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Hoyer experienced memory loss after being sacked in the third quarter by Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko Hoyer absorbed the initial hit and then landed on his head while being brought down to the turf at Paul Brown Stadium.

Injuries: Texans still waiting on Brian Hoyer
The Texans are nearing a call on their QB for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Around the League

Titans vs. Jaguars 2015 final score: Jacksonville holds on, wins 19-13 -
The Jaguars improved to 4-6 by beating the rival Titans on Thursday.

Aaron Rodgers & Russell Wilson aren't struggling because of Olivia Munn and Ciara -
Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson are terrible because of their girlfriends ... according to the Internet. Danny, Stephen and RVB have a closer look at what's REALLY causing those two QBs to struggle.

One bad loss for an NFL team doesn't really matter -
Several playoff hopefuls are coming off their worst losses of the season. So what?

The Bears have something most NFL teams don't: A game plan that makes sense -
Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase is turning the Bears offense and Jay Cutler into a juggernaut. It just goes to show you what a little smart game planning can do ... even in the NFL.

Things just keep getting worse for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers -
Injuries and a rival bent on replacing Green Bay's dominance in the standings aren't making the season very much fun for the Packers.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros trade Jonathan Villar to Brewers for pitcher Cy Sneed; release Cruz and Grossman - The Crawfish Boxes
Luis Cruz and OF Robbie Grossman their unconditional release.

Bickerstaff: Motiejunas Will Return "Sometime in December" - The Dream Shake
J.B. Bickerstaff said Donatas Motiejunas will return "sometime in December" on Wednesday morning mere minutes before being named head coach.

3-star WR Davion Curtis flips to the Texas Longhorns from the Georgia Bulldogs - Burnt Orange Nation
The decision could have a ripple effect on the recruiting trail.

Texas Tech Basketball Tale Of The Tape: #16 Utah Utes - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders and Utes face off in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

TCU Cruises to 90-63 Win - Frogs O' War
Five Frogs finished in double-figures as TCU posts 90 points for their second straight game to open the season.

OurDailyPodcast #87: Going Solo - Our Daily Bears
Peter takes to the podcast airwaves solo to recap Oklahoma and look ahead to Oklahoma State.

Instant Reaction: Aggies over the Islanders 95-70 - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies remained undefeated tonight after beating sister school Texas A&M Corpus Christi at Reed Arena.

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