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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, November 27, 2015.

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Houston Texans news

Pads, practice and pies for Texans on Thanksgiving
The Texans practiced in pads on Thursday.

Tipping point for New Orleans Saints against Texans' defense could be these third-down plays | NOLA.com
Saints offense, Texans defense among best in the league on third-down conversions.

Texans’ Xavier Su’a-Filo showing steady improvement after early struggles - Ultimate Texans
He played every offensive snap in past two games.

'Snacks' Harrison Had an A-Gap Feast vs. Texans
NT Topped Jets with Career-High 12 Tackles, Will Try to Lead Run Defense's Charge Again vs. 'Fins

Texans vs. Saints: 10 things to watch - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have a chance for a winning record for the first time this year as they try to extend their three-game winning streak.

Texans report: Watt named AFC defender of week - Houston Chronicle
After getting two sacks to increase his NFL-leading total to 11½, defensive end J.J. Watt was voted AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the 24-17 victory over the New York Jets.

Texans CB Jackson (ankle) expected back this week | Sports - KCCI Home
HOUSTON -- Veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans endured a slow burn of frustration over the last month, being sidelined for four games because of a high-ankle sprain. The slow-healing injury to his right ankle has finally...

Around the League

Tony Romo re-injures collarbone against Panthers, expected to miss rest of season - SBNation.com
Romo left the game in the third quarter.

Bears vs. Packers 2015 final score: Chicago holds on for 17-13 win - SBNation.com
The Bears held on to beat the Packers on Thursday, winning 17-13.

Chip Kelly didn't have any answers after the Eagles' Thanksgiving debacle - SBNation.com
The Eagles are in bad shape after giving up 90 points in less than a week to the Buccaneers and Lions.

The Cowboys aren't totally giving up on Tony Romo's season - SBNation.com
Dallas hasn't ruled out Romo for the rest of the season. Jerry Jones is delusional.

Animal rights activists storm the field during Lions-Eagles game - SBNation.com
It was a strange, yet kind of fitting, moment to this Thanksgiving game.

Johnny Manziel reportedly demoted for lying to Browns coaches about partying video - SBNation.com
Manziel is now the third-string quarterback.

Good coaches made bad decisions and it cost the Bears and Bengals wins - SBNation.com
Bad calls and poor clock management on critical plays cost the Bears, Bengals big wins in Week 11.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Starting Nine: What are you thankful for? - The Crawfish Boxes
It's a special edition of the Starting nine on Thanksgiving Day.

Happy Thanksgiving From The Dream Shake - The Dream Shake
Here's to all the people who will be stirring the pot today at Thanksgiving.

Texas Longhorns held off by Texas Tech Red Raiders in wild 48-45 barnburner - Burnt Orange Nation
So close yet again, but the Horns suffered a third narrow home loss to close out the season at DKR.

Texas Tech Beats Texas 48-45 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech wins in Austin for the first time since 1997.

Breaking Bear: The Four Fans You See at Every Baylor Game - Frogs O' War
Here at Frogs O' War, we love to poke the Bear, and for good reason...

Happy Thanksgiving from OurDailyBears! - Our Daily Bears
In this thread, we share all the things we're thankful for about Baylor Athletics (or whatever, like your families and friends, I guess).

Instant Reaction: Aggies upset #10 Gonzaga - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies snag a huge win over to 10 Gonzaga.

Lounging From the Island: Texas Longhorns vs. Washington Huskies - Barking Carnival
On Thanksgiving, in front of a sparse but boisterous crowd, the Texas Longhorns avenged a loss against their most hated rival, a team so reviled Texas refuses to play them in the United States lest...

Underdog's Guide To This Weekend's Action: Local Bars, Restaurants, Sights & Sounds - Underdog Dynasty
This will be one of the last chances you'll have this season to go out and enjoy some great college football. Here are a few of the games and the best places to grab a bite to eat, a brew, and take in some of the local culture.

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