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Division-winning scenarios for the Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
There still are plenty of moving parts in the AFC South race, with the Texans' game at Indianapolis a huge piece of the puzzle.

NFL Week 15 Picks: Steelers beat Broncos, Texans over Colts, Bills win - CBSSports.com
If you're wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 15, you've come to the right place.

Texans release depth chart for Colts matchup
The Houston Texans (6-7) will travel to Indianapolis for a pivotal divisional game against the Colts (6-7) on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Texans report: Wildcat offense losing effectiveness - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' version of the Wildcat offense has become more mild than wild during the past few games.

Yates' knack for heroics aside, Texans' long-term answer is elsewhere - Houston Chronicle
Another change at quarterback further illustrates the Texans' desperate need to draft a prospect who will solidify the most important position on the team.

Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins feeling effects of stardom - UPI.com
HOUSTON - The mantle of being a star wide receiver is a heavy one, something Houston Texans standout DeAndre Hopkins learned over the past three games.

Week 14 Patriots vs Texans Best and Worst Plays: Rob Gronkowski is BACK! - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots missed their star tight end and he made a major impact in his return.

Texans rookies take kids on shopping trip at Academy
HOUSTON – More than a dozen elementary school age kids got an early start to the holidays with some of the Houston Texans.

Drunk Female Pats Fan Berates Texans Fan After Dropping Food On His GF (Vid) | Total Pro Sports
Read "Drunk Female Pats Fan Berates Texans Fan After Dropping Food On His GF (Vid)" and other NFL articles from Total Pro Sports.

Around the League

NFL picks 2015, Week 15: Experts favor Steelers over Broncos, Cardinals over Eagles - SBNation.com
SB Nation's NFL panel makes its Week 15 picks with the playoff race reaching the home stretch.

Khalil Mack is very good at making blockers look very bad - SBNation.com
The Raiders linebacker had five sacks in a Sunday upset over the Broncos. Five sacks. He's taking home some hardware for his effort.

Chart Party: The Falcons are trash - SBNation.com
That isn't a criticism or condemnation of the Atlanta Falcons. Someone has to be trash, and sometimes it's your turn, even if you started the season 5-0. Here is one of the worst collapses in NFL history, charted.

The NFL's secret disaster scenario is an injured long snapper - SBNation.com
We don't think about long snappers a lot, because their job seems easy and they rarely get hurt. But if they're unable to play, we realize how tough their job actually is.

Jerry Jones says Cowboys will go 'balls out' with Dez Bryant - SBNation.com
Dallas' owner does know his way around a phrase.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros rumors: Three free agent targets viewed through exit velocity - The Crawfish Boxes
Trying to sort through the rumors to see why Houston is interested in various pitchers.

Rockets disgrace the game of basketball, lose to the Kings - The Dream Shake
How do you force 29 turnovers and lose by 10 points? By sucking even worse than the other guys, that's how.

Texas Wins Ugly, Beats Appalachian State 67-55 - Burnt Orange Nation
It wasn't pretty, but the Longhorns took control of the game late in the second half.

BREAKING: Darrin Chiaverini Headed To Colorado Buffaloes - Viva The Matadors
The assistant coach turnover continues at Texas Tech.

Boykin Transformation Tuesday: The Man He Was and the Legend He Became - Frogs O' War
Trevone Boykin, like many college students, will graduate a different person than he was four years ago.

OurDailyPodcast Episode 92: Basketball Is Good - Our Daily Bears
Fankhauser and Mattisbear are back on the podcast to talk about some basketball!

Report: Kevin Sumlin sat down with Kyler and Kevin Murray - Good Bull Hunting
There are some interesting things happening in Aggieland and the future of the Aggie offense remains murky.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns sleepwalked through the first 32 minutes of their contest against the Appalachian State Mountaineers before pulling away at the end. Texas won the game 67-55 largely on the back...

Gabriel Brener and investors buy out AEG's Dynamo share - Dynamo Theory
Gabriel Brener, along with two new faces, buys out the AEG majority share to take over the Houston Dynamo and Dash.

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