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Houston Texans News: December 18, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 18, 2015.

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New York Jets to send sixth-round pick to Houston Texans for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
The Jets will send the Texans a 6th-round pick for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick now that he has played in 70 percent of the team's plays, according to sources.

Texans guilty of too many drops - Houston Chronicle
If the Texans are going to win at Indianapolis for the first time, they had better eliminate the dropped passes that have been a problem for most of the season.

Madden Matchup: Texans at Colts
Using Madden 16, we preview the Texans upcoming matchup against the Colts.

ProFootballTalk: Colts are in trouble vs. Texans’ pass rush | ProFootballTalk
Earlier in the year, the Colts were able to contain J.J. Watt, but this time around is much different with Jadeveon Clowney starting to get after the QB. Simply put, Indy won't be able to double team both of them.

2015 NFL Week 15 Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans - Stampede Blue
A de-facto Playoff game where the Colts could be starting Charlie Whitehurst? That's the reality of this strange season when the Texans come to Indianapolis with the AFC South title on the line. Can the Colts stop their two game losing streak and ...

Ryan Fitzpatrick hits condition on trade to send sixth to Texans | ProFootballTalk
The Jets have already said they want to keep quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick around next year. So you don't get the sense they mind giving up a little extra for him.

Kravitz conversation: Colts vs. Texans with John McClain - 13 WTHR Indianapolis sports columnist Bob Kravitz talks about the Colts' upcoming match-up John McClain, long-time NFL and Texans writer for the Houston Chronicle.

Around the League

Buccaneers vs. Rams 2015 final score: St. Louis dominates in 31-23 win -
The Rams dominated the Buccaneers on Thursday, winning 31-23 on the back of a strong game from Case Keenum.

The Seahawks lead the NFL in admitting their mistakes -
Sometimes, knowing when to move on from a player is just as important as knowing which player a team wants. That's part of Seattle's recipe for success under Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

The NFL doesn't have a quarterback crisis -
Seriously, it's not as bad as it seems. Danny Kelly and RVB discuss the issue on the podcast this week.

This is how your favorite NFL team failed you in 2015 -
Tracking the 20 NFL teams that won't be making the playoffs, and why they died.

Josh Norman vs. Odell Beckham match-up of the year for Giants - Big Blue View
Can Beckham continue his extraordinary success against the player who is considered the best cover corner in the league? Let's break it down.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Ken Giles trade is a bigger deal than you think - The Crawfish Boxes
Research by Baseball Prospectus writer Russell Carlton shows that the value of a bullpen ace far exceeds the value of a "merely" excellent reliever, and that value extends beyond just the ninth-inning closer.

Rockets beat Lakers behind Harden and Howard - The Dream Shake
The Rockets have finally found a team they can beat, as they downed the Lakers for the second time in less than a week.

Texas volleyball advances to championship with 3-1 win over Minnesota - Burnt Orange Nation
The undersized, scrappy team was able to survive and advance in a closely-contested match.

One Suspended, Three Others Transferring For Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
The departure bug bites again as 3 to transfer from Texas Tech.

Sign Up: Frogs O' War Bowl Pick 'Em Challenge - Frogs O' War
Can you pick winners?

A Beginner's Guide to 2015-2016 Baylor MBB - Our Daily Bears
We have our last large non-conference match up this Saturday vs Texas A&M, so let’s get everyone caught up.

Who is Jake Hubenak? A primer on the new Aggie QB - Good Bull Hunting
Look, a QB that transferred TO Texas A&M!

Texas Offers Handsome 2016 JUCO DT - Barking Carnival
Quite Handsome.

Before They Bowled, They Brawled: Revisiting A-State/LaTech 1989 - Underdog Dynasty
For Red Wolves fans, the New Orleans Bowl game with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs is a solid match-up between two talented opponents. For Indians fans, it's much more personal.

Dynamo Pass in 2nd Stage of MLS Re-Entry Draft, Taylor Selected - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo passed in the 2nd stage of the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft while Dynamo Defender Jermaine Taylor was selected...

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