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Houston Texans News: November 25, 2015

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

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Hidden Moments: Texans vs Jets
Texans TV caught "20 Hidden Moments" during three big plays on Sunday. See what you didn't see on game day.

J.J. Watt willed the Texans to a win and back into the playoff hunt -
The celebrity DE stuffed the stat sheet and single handedly accounted for a ton of lost yardage in a game the Texans needed to win to stay alive in the AFC South.

Ryan Mallett's termination pay? A cool $1.47 million - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Ryan Mallett filed for termination pay from the Houston Texans and he'll receive $1.472177 million, according to a source.

Ryan Mallett opts to take termination pay from Texans | ProFootballTalk
For all the quarterback injuries and upheavals, former Texans starter Ryan Mallett hasn't gotten a sniff of a job. And he must not think he's going to anytime soon, or at least at his old rate of pay.

Report: Former Texans QB Ryan Mallett files for termination pay | FOX Sports
Report: Former Texans QB Ryan Mallett files for termination pay.

Defense has paved way to Texans' resurgence - Houston Chronicle
Since they began 2-5, including the 41-0 halftime humiliation at Miami, the Texans have improved in all three phases.

AFC South Notebook: Defense keys Texans' turnaround | FOX Sports
Houston's defense has been dominant during the team's three-game winning streak, while Matt Hasselbeck's win on Sunday put him in some pretty elite company.

Texans troll Jets CB Darrelle Revis on Twitter with Dr. Evil - NY Daily News
Even the Texans’ official twitter account is mocking Darrelle Revis now.

With Hoyer getting healthy, Texans cut QB from practice squad | ProFootballTalk
The Texans plan to have Brian Hoyer back as their starting quarterback this week, and the release of Zac Dysert from the practice squad Tuesday indicates all is well with Hoyer. Hoyer suffered a concussion Nov. 16 and missed last week's game. That made T.J.

Texans troll Darrelle Revis after DeAndre Hopkins' big day | FOX Sports
Texans troll Darrelle Revis after DeAndre Hopkins' big day.

Around the League

Everything you ever wanted to know about daily fantasy sports and why they're getting sued -
The legal fight around daily fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel is heating up. Here's a primer on the biggest controversy in sports this year.

Browns bench Johnny Manziel after partying video surfaces -
Josh McCown will take over starting duties.

The most unstoppable play in football is this trick punt return. Here's how to run it -
The Bears, Rams, Seahawks and Utah Utes have run a special teams play that leads to touchdowns while baffling opponents, fans and even cameramen. How do they do it?

Marshawn Lynch expected to miss 4-5 weeks after sports hernia surgery -
Marshawn Lynch's season prospects are unclear after the running back sat out Sunday's game with an abdominal injury, and is facing sports hernia surgery on Wednesday morning.

Rams' Stedman Bailey reportedly shot in the head, suffers non-life threatening injuries -
He reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Patriots' recipe for perfection starts with the AFC East -
New England has now won 28 of its last 32 games against Buffalo. It's a big part of the reason Bill Belichick's team has now rattled off 13 seasons with at least 10 wins and is eyeing a second 16-0 run.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Starting nine: Astros 40-man roster; Rule 5 protection - The Crawfish Boxes
TCB staff talks about the Astros' 40-man roster.

Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look for revenge against a Memphis Grizzlies squad that beat them last Friday.

Texas vs. Texas A&M Basketball Preview - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns and the Aggies will face each other on the hardwood for the first time since 2012. The game tips off at 6 PM CST, and airs on AXS TV.

Once Again, The Big XII's Scheduling Is Screwing Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Seriously, who decides this bullcrap?

Frogs Can't Hang on in 66-60 Loss to Rhode Island - Frogs O' War
TCU led deep into the second half, but a late surge by Rhode Island gave the Rams a 66-60 win in the Semifinals of the Cancun Challenge.

Big 12 Announces 2016 Conference Schedules - Our Daily Bears
The Conference won't be accused of backloading the schedule, intentionally or otherwise, next year. That's for sure.

Texas A&M 2015 Bowl Projections - Good Bull Hunting
Looking at the conference standings around college football to project Texas A&M's bowl destination. Could a Kliff Kingsbury vs. Kevin Sumlin bowl game could be on the horizon?

Mike Perrin: "My Support For Charlie is Without Question." - Barking Carnival
Texas Athletics Director Charlie Strong came out in explicit defense of his football coach this morning, saying he had no doubt that Charlie Strong was staying.

Navy Creeps Up to #15 In Latest College Football Playoff Ranking - Underdog Dynasty
Oh, and Temple is in there too, y'all.

Report: Gabriel Brener to become majority owner of Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash - Dynamo Theory
A new report claims current Houston Dynamo co-owner Gabriel Brener is going to become the majority owner of the team. We go over the report.

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