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Houston Texans News: December 14, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 14, 2015.

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Patriots smash Houston Texans, prove they're AFC's best -
The New England Patriots punished the Houston Texans on Sunday night, proving that when healthy, nobody in the AFC is better, NFL Media's Judy Battista writes.

Brian Hoyer of Houston Texans evaluated for another concussion
Just a few weeks removed from being diagnosed with a concussion, Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer was evaluated for another one Sunday night in a loss to the Patriots.

Houston Texans mostly ignore DeAndre Hopkins in first half - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
DeAndre Hopkins has been targeted just once in the first half, despite the Texans' stated desire to get him more involved.

Pats corner Ryan keeps Texans’ Hopkins at bay | Boston Herald
HOUSTON — The Patriots knew they’d have to keep budding star receiver DeAndre Hopkins in check to help avoid their first three-game...

Dirty jersey holds a special moment for Texans running back Chris Polk - Ultimate Texans
Running back Chris Polk hollered after a locker room attendant who’d whisked away his sweaty red jersey late Sunday night.

Bill Belichick impressed with total team effort against Texans | Boston Herald
It was the type of monotone understatement that has become the norm for a Bill Belichick press conference, but it struck a chord, regardless.

Around the League

LeSean McCoy refuses to meet former teammates, throws helmets after losing to the Eagles -
The intervening months don't appear to have cooled the Kelly-McCoy feud at all.

NFL scores and water cooler talking points, Week 14: What happened on Sunday -
Another wild Sunday is in the books. Danny Kelly walks you through all the action.

The Bengals' magic season now depends on AJ McCarron -
The Bengals lost their place in the AFC standings and their starting quarterback for at least a week, maybe more. Now, it's up to AJ McCarron to keep the team's postseason hopes alive.

2015 NFL playoff picture: Patriots clinch and take top spot in AFC with win over Texans -
The Broncos lost to the Raiders and didn't clinch a spot in the postseason, while several teams were eliminated from contention.

2016 NFL Draft order: Titans reclaim first overall pick -
Three teams at the top have a 3-10 record, but a strength of schedule tiebreaker gives Tennessee the top choice over Cleveland and San Diego.

Russell Wilson turned the Seahawks into an unstoppable scoring machine -
There's no doubt anymore: This is Russell Wilson's offense.

La'el Collins flattens a defender, runs 45 yards faster than Darren McFadden -
With speed like that, maybe he should get some carries.

Greg Olsen looks like a wet blanket in a crowd of dabbing Carolina Panthers -
Everyone is dabbing! Oh wait, what's Greg Olsen doing?

Washington's NFL team accidentally revealed it runs that 'fan' Twitter account supporting its name -
Whatever was remaining of the jig is now officially up.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Astros Officially Announce Ken Giles Trade - The Crawfish Boxes
As the Ken Giles trade is made official, we learn that former first-overall pick Mark Appel is among the players going to Philadelphia for the talented young closer.

Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets take their show back on the road to the Mile High City to take on the Denver Nuggets.

QB coach Shawn Watson, OL coach Joe Wickline officially out at Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
With the two hires made on Friday night, the Horns had to open up some space on the current staff.

The Tale of the Texas Tech Walk-On - Viva The Matadors
Talor Nunez has shown heart and dedication. That is why he was rewarded with a scholarship

Josh Doctson named AP All-American - Frogs O' War
No real surprise, but the greatest receiver in TCU's history becomes TCU's first 1st team offensive AP All-American since LT in 2000.

Baylor Places 3 on AP All-America First Team - Our Daily Bears
That is tied for the most in the country with Alabama.

Aggie Hoops defeats Kansas State 78-68 - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies pulled away early in the second half and held on for a 78-68 victory. Jalen Jones (25 points; 9 rebounds) and Alex Caruso (13 points; 9 assists; 6 steals) led the way.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - Barking Carnival
I've been staring at the screen for 5 minutes trying to think of a pithy way to start an article about Texas snagging the kind of win that punches tournament tickets in March, but I think I'll let...

Navy QB Keenan Reynolds Finishes 5th in Heisman Voting - Underdog Dynasty
Keenan Reynolds finishes in 5th place in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, representing the Underdogs with dignity and class.

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