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Houston Texans News: December 28, 2015

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Demps, defense set tone in Texans' win over Titans - Houston Chronicle
Credit the Titans for helping Texans safety Quintin Demps stay in the holiday spirit - even creating a child-like elation for the 208-pound bearded safety.

Texans will clinch division title if the Bengals beat the Broncos - AFC South- ESPN
Houston got help on Sunday from two of their former quarterbacks, Ryan Mallett and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Texans rout Titans, 34-6; keep lead in AFC South |
The Houston Texans routed the Titans Sunday, but have to wait to wrap up the division.

Titans report card vs. Texans
The Tennessean's Jason Wolf grades the Tennessee Titans' performance in a 34-6 loss to the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday.

Texans' win means freebies for all of us - Houston Chronicle
As the Texans are closing in on the AFC South championship, their fans are getting fat off all the free food and drinks the team has earned them lately.

Houston Texans will clinch AFC South with Bengals win this week | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Houston Texans won, but they couldn't break out the division champions hats right after their game. Perhaps they could all get together late Monday night for a party, though.

Houston Texans quarterback carousel hasn't fazed DeAndre Hopkins - AFC South- ESPN
With no continuity at quarterback, DeAndre Hopkins has reason to be frustrated. But instead the standout wide receiver insists it's just the opposite.

N.F.L. Playoff Picture: What Texans Fans Should Root For - The New York Times
If the Texans win just once in their last two games, they will almost certainly take the A.F.C. South title.

Around the League

Todd Bowles has the Jets believing in themselves again -
Doormats for the Patriots over the years, a 26-20 win over the Patriots proves that the Jets really have changed under first-year head coach Todd Bowles.

2015 NFL playoff picture: Vikings clinch berth, Jets benefit from Steelers' stumble -
With just one week left in the regular season, the playoff picture is as wide open as ever.

So what the heck happened during the Patriots-Jets overtime coin toss? -
Many thought a Patriots player lost the team the game with a critical coin toss error. In fact, this was a rare example of Bill Belichick outcoaching himself.

Peyton Manning fights back against Al Jazeera HGH report -
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning strongly denied a report on Al Jazeera on Sunday that linked him and other NFL stars to HGH and other performance enhancing steroids, even hinting at possible legal action.

NFL scores 2015: Follow all the Week 16 action from Sunday -
The Chiefs, Steelers and Jets can keep the pressure on the Broncos by earning wins on Sunday.

The Cardinals are everything the Packers wish they were -
The Packers don't have a contingency plan when Aaron Rodgers struggles, and that's why they got ran off the field.

Falcons end Panthers' undefeated season -
The Falcons snapped the Panthers' 14-0 undefeated streak, beating them on Sunday and keeping themselves alive in the playoff race.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Sign Cuban Prospect Sierra - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros Sign 21 Year Old Cuban Pitching Prospect.

New Orleans Pelicans Beat Houston Rockets in Historic Night for Dwight Howard - The Dream Shake
Dwight Howard reached a personal milestone, but the Rockets were defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Texas DT Hassan Ridgeway will declare for the NFL Draft - Burnt Orange Nation
The defensive tackle situation for the Longhorns just got more dire.

Texas Tech Hoops: Three Things You Need To Know - Viva The Matadors
Only one game left until conference play begins. Here are three things to get you caught up on the team's performance thus far. It is starting to feel like Tubby Smith's team is ready to make a run...

Countdown: 8th Best Play of the Year - Frogs O' War
Annihilating a certain in state rival is always fun, especially when you set some records along the way.

Baylor announces Black/Green/Black for Russell Athletic Bowl vs. UNC - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas A&M goes country with new Music City Bowl uniforms - Good Bull Hunting
Those boots were made for stompin'

Breaking down betting lines for underdog bowl games - Underdog Dynasty
You want winners?!? Well I gave you winners! Last week I went 9-3. Pretty soon Vegas may want to come and shut your boy down so get 'em while you still can. Here's how I see the post-Christmas...

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