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Houston Texans News: December 1, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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We should be talking more about DeAndre Hopkins
Part of the business of writing about football is learning to accept being wrong. You can look at statistics, you can watch football 50 hours a week, and yet you can still think that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is going to flop during his sophomore season. In that way, predictions are sort of like a fumble you know is coming. Knowing how a ball tends to come out and why is different than predicting which way an oblong spheroid is going to bounce.

Texans' O'Brien loath to mention playoffs at this point - Houston Chronicle
Use it around the Texans coach, and he might try to wash your mouth out with soap or make you run laps after practice.

Patriots-Texans Week 14 Game Flexed Into ‘Sunday Night Football’ Slot | New England Patriots |
The New England Patriots will take on the Houston Texans under the lights in Week 14. The NFL officially announced the Dec. 13 Patriots-Texans game had been "flexed" into the "Sunday Night Football" slot. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. ET at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Patriots-Texans Week 14 game flexed into prime time | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots will be back in prime time in two weeks, as the NFL has moved their date with the Texans into prime time. The league announced today that the New England at Houston game on Sunday, December 13 that had previously been scheduled for a 1 p.m.

Bill O'Brien, Texans focused solely on Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills have the Texans' attention.

Texans vs. Bills NFL Week 13 Preview, TV Schedule, Prediction - RantSports
Here is a preview of the Texans vs. Bills matchup this Sunday.

Saints vs. Texans: What We Learned from Houston's Dominant Win | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

21 observations from Texans vs. Saints
John Harris recaps Sunday's win.

Colts, Texans turned around season by keeping it simple - NFL -
Hoping for some grand dissertation on how a coaching staff saves a season? The Colts and Texans aren’t the teams to provide it. When there isn’t time to blow up the roster and start from scratch, the alternative is to fix what you can.

Around the League

Ravens beat Browns on 'kick six' in most absurd 'Monday Night Football' ending imaginable -

Referees missed apparent penalty that would have nullified Ravens' stunning 'kick-six' win -
The Ravens scored in stunning fashion, but it never should have counted.

2015 NFL power rankings, Week 13: Panthers, Broncos move up, Patriots, Cardinals slip -
Finally a shakeup at the top!

Ravens vs. Browns 2015 final score: Baltimore wins on blocked FG return for a TD -
Holy crap.

MMBM: Bill Belichick threw that game on purpose -
Classic Cheatriots. The Patriots know that 16-0 is just a distraction, so they threw a false flag.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Triple A manager Tony DeFrancesco named Minor League Manager of the Year by Baseball America - The Crawfish Boxes
DeFrancesco led the Fresno Grizzlies to the PCL championship and National Championship in 2015.

Game Recap: Rockets start slow again, fall in Detroit - The Dream Shake
The Rockets fell behind early again, but this time couldn't make it up in the second half.

Texas offensive coaching staff likely facing major turnover - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns are likely looking at massive turnover among the offensive assistants this offseason.

Offensive Grades: Texas Tech vs Texas - Viva The Matadors
The offense managed to win the shootout against UT.

Doug Meacham Staying Put or going to North Texas? What does this mean for Sonny Cumbie? - Frogs O' War

Meet the Press: Regular Season Finale vs. Texas Edition - Our Daily Bears
Our final Monday of the regular season, and it's time to start getting ready for Texas this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Waco.

#FIRE[COACH]:On Coaching Change, Expectations, and Reality - Good Bull Hunting
The fine line between a good coach and a bad one may have nothing to do with the coach.

UH, Herman Agree "In Principle" on New Deal - Barking Carnival
The Houston Cougars have made an offer to first year coach Tom Herman to extend his contract and he says he is ready to accept it.

Who of the 5-7 teams will make it in a bowl game? - Underdog Dynasty
You should definitely watch some Group of Five football teams next weekend, because it could benefit your team in the end.

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