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Houston Texans News: November 3, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

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Houston Texans news

Tied for first in AFC South, Houston Texans get do-over for 3-5 start - NFL Nation - ESPN
Despite struggling to a 3-5 record, the Houston Texans have a new lease on life, as they are tied with the Colts for first in a woeful AFC South.

The Houston Texans Are Tied for the AFC South Lead - Houston - Scout
The Houston Texans looked dead in the water but somehow they are tied for the AFC South lead at 3-5.

Texans safety Moore: Being benched was 'mortifying' | FOX Sports
Texans safety Moore: Being benched was 'mortifying'.

Optimistic Johnathan Joseph says Texans ‘have a chance to do something special’ - Ultimate Texans
Many of the Texans will keep a close eye on tonight’s Indianapolis-Carolina game because it controls first place in the AFC South.

Titans Six Pack: Thoughts from Loss to Texans Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt offers six takes from Tennessee's Week 8 game at Houston.

Hoyer must compensate for Texans' poor running game - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans return from their week off, they will play a nationally televised game Nov. 16 at undefeated Cincinnati, a team that beat them at NRG Stadium last season.

28 observations from Texans vs. Titans
One of my favorite commercials on television currently is the one where the husband takes part of his fence to make the D-Fense cheer.

Around the League

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 9: Broncos, Cardinals gain ground; Jets, Falcons fall -
Big wins by the Broncos, Cardinals, Vikings, Rams, and Seahawks shake up in the top-10.

Don't expect many fireworks at NFL trade deadline -
Nov. 3 is too early for most teams to decide what holes they need to fill for a late-season run.

NFL refs botch another late-game call during 'Monday Night Football' -
The Colts were gifted a free clock-stoppage that nearly cost the Panthers a win.

49ers bench Colin Kaepernick for Blaine Gabbert, per report -
Blaine Gabbert will start Sunday against the Falcons.

2015 NFL trade deadline rumor tracker: Chargers trying to deal safety Eric Weddle and his beard -
The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 3, and the rumor mill is starting to spin. Keep up with the latest whispers here.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

In Praise of Carlos Correa's Manly Headwear - The Crawfish Boxes
If anyone can, it's Showrrea!

Rockets-Thunder Final Score: Rockets finally get on the board behind 37 points from James Harden - The Dream Shake
Harden and Lawson finally awoke for the season, and 1-3 feels a whole lot better than 0-3.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Six Things I Learned From the Orange and White Game - Burnt Orange Nation
A look back at the Texas basketball scrimmage, and the things it tells us about the season ahead.

Texas Tech Basketball: What You Need To Know - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech's season opener is next week, here's what you need to know.

Trevone Boykin Named Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist - Frogs O' War
Boykin joins 16 others on the list.

ODB's PREDICT THE SCORE game - KSU Wildcats - Our Daily Bears
New starting QB. The Purple Wizard of Manhattan. Nationwide TV exposure. Can you predict the correct final score?

2015-16 Texas A&M WBB Season Preview - Good Bull Hunting
Aggie Women's Bouncy Ball is back!

Texas-ISU Postmortem: Defense/Special Teams - Barking Carnival
The Longhorn defense probably played well enough to win had they received any support from the offense and were reasonable on a per play basis (4.6 yards per play allowed, largely because they...

Weekest of the Weak: Miners and Side Dishes, Oh My - Underdog Dynasty
You've all gone and done it now.

Houston Dash lose Toni Pressley in Expansion Draft - Dynamo Theory
Orlando select Dash defender in Expansion Draft.

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