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Houston Texans News: December 7, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 7, 2015.

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Bills-Texans final score: Buffalo's big plays topple Houston, 30-21 - Buffalo Rumblings
Tyrod Taylor accounted for four touchdowns and the Buffalo Bills' defense overcame early struggles to close strong in a critical 30-21 win over the Houston Texans at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

NFL Week 13: Bills preserve playoff hopes with win against Texans - NFL -
Facing the Texans' stout defense, the Bills knew they couldn't rely on their inconsistent pass game to win, so they let their run game do all of the work in their Week 13 victory.

Texans pick bad time to backslide - Houston Chronicle
Bill O'Brien opened his postgame media session with the same message he undoubtedly shared with his team a few minutes earlier.

Can J.J. Watt drag the Texans into the playoffs? -
J.J. Watt is playing well again and the Houston Texans are stifling every offense they play.

Kendall Lamm up, Quintin Demps down in Houston Texans' loss - NFL Nation- ESPN
Lineman Kendall Lamm showed off his hands by catching a 7-yard pass, while Quintin Demps' poor decision appeared to have led to the winning touchdown.

Texans' Brandon Brooks taken to hospital with stomach pains - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Brandon Brooks is inactive for Sunday's game after he was taken to the hospital with severe stomach pains.

Texans report: Hopkins sets franchise record with 10th TD catch of season - Houston Chronicle
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - In the Texans' 30-21 loss to the Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, quarterback Brian Hoyer threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter that tied the score at 21 and established a milestone.

Looking ahead to Patriots at Texans - Houston Chronicle
Texans with a five-game winning streak against Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in a nationally televised Sunday night game. 3 The Texans will try to win for the second time against the Patriots, who have dominated the series 5-1, including a victory in the playoffs.

Around the League

NFL scores and more, Week 13: What happened on Sunday -
Another wild Sunday is in the books. Danny Kelly walks you through what went down.

Colts vs. Steelers 2015 final score: 3 things we learned from Pittsburgh's 45-10 beatdown -
This game wasn't competitive after the first quarter.

2016 NFL Draft order: Cleveland Browns have a stranglehold on No. 1 -
Cleveland controls its own destiny in getting the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and should control it just fine.

Tom Brady is a better wide receiver than quarterback -
Tom Brady is making big catches ... and bad throws.

NFL playoff picture 2015: Panthers clinch NFC South, Bengals move into top AFC position -
Yet another crazy week is in the books, and 31 teams are still alive in the playoff race with four games to go.

The Steelers offense is rolling because Antonio Brown is incredible -
The Steelers' offense may actually be unstoppable right now and they can thank their superstar wideout.

Saints block extra point, score first defensive 2-point conversion in NFL history -
NFL history!

NFL kickers missed more extra points Sunday than all of last year combined -
NFL kickers missed more extra points Sunday than all of last year combined.

Cam Newton won't let a mean NFL ref stop him from giving a kid a football -
If Julius Peppers couldn't stop Cam, this NFL ref had no shot.

Marcus Mariota torches Jaguars with 87-YARD RUSHING TD -

Blaine Gabbert became the hero the 49ers need, and the one they deserve -

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Scott Kazmir and the domino effect - The Crawfish Boxes
What impact do recent deals have on Scott Kazmir, and the likelihood the Astros sign him?

Three takeaways from the Rockets win over the Kings - The Dream Shake
Boogie did not Boogie often plus other takeaways from the win.

Texas Longhorns survive second-half meltdown for 23-17 win over the Baylor Bears - Burnt Orange Nation
Well. That was close.

Texas Tech vs LSU in Advocare Texas Bowl - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders take on #20 LSU in Houston on Dec 29.

It's Official: TCU Will Face Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl - Frogs O' War
TCU winds up exactly where we thought they would, against exactly who we thought they'd play.

The #17 Baylor Bears are headed to the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. #10 North Carolina - Our Daily Bears
Clear your schedules for December 29, when the Bears will be in Orlando, Florida to face the high-flying UNC Tar Heels.

Texas A&M to play Louisville in 2015 Music City Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
We're headed back to Nashville, y'all.

With Big Win, Texas Longhorns Reclaim Rightful Place as Spoilers to Baylor - Barking Carnival
Texas runs out to early 20-0 lead, fends off a fierce second half rally to do what Texas once assumed as a birthright: eking out a surprising victory against heavily-favored Baylor.

The Houston Cougars deserve to be in the CFP Top 10, for lots of different reasons. - Underdog Dynasty
Ok well maybe not quite. But hear me out, will you?

And The Stadium Shook: Portland Timbers win MLS Cup 2015 - Dynamo Theory
MLS Cup 2015 offers crazy experience as Timbers top Columbus Crew in Final.

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