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Houston Texans News: February 2, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans’ J.J. Watt named Defensive Player of Year; second in NFL MVP voting - Ultimate Texans
The only thing keeping defensive end J.J. Watt from having a more exciting week in Arizona would have been the Texans playing Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX today at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Texans' JJ Watt is unanimous top defensive player
J.J. Watt is a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014.

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans DE, discusses historic season, offseason plans, more - NFL -
Houston Texans' J.J. Watt, who's in Arizona for the Super Bowl festivities, opens up to about his incredible year on the field, his goals for his brand, his offseason plans and more.

Houston-area receivers Amendola, LaFell contribute in Super Bowl victory - Ultimate Texans
Two receivers from the Houston area – Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola – caught touchdown passes to help New England defeat Seattle 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.

Around the League

Super Bowl 2015: Live coverage and score updates -
The full festivities of Super Bowl 49 will be available for live streaming on Sunday.

The Patriots saved their best trick for last -
With 20 seconds left to play and Seattle on the 1-yard line, the Patriots defense made a pivotal decision to try and force their opponents' hand. It worked.

2015 NFL mock draft: Marcus Mariota back at No. 1 -
The draft's biggest debate will intensify over the next several weeks as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers figure out which quarterback they should take. Whomever they choose will have a ripple effect through the rest of the draft.

Russell Wilson interception dooms Seahawks -
Undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson on the doorstep of the goal line, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat as the Patriots are your Super Bowl XLIX champs.

Richard Sherman may need Tommy John surgery for elbow injury, per report -
Sherman didn't miss a play during the Super Bowl, but may have played through torn ligaments.

Heartbroken Pete Carroll takes blame for Seahawks' final play call: 'That's my fault, totally' -
A somber Pete Carroll took full responsibility that led to Malcolm Butler's game-clinching interception and the Seahawks' loss in Super Bowl 49.

Tom Brady cements legacy with 4th Super Bowl win -
Tom Brady will keep being compared to Joe Montana, and now he has the same number of Super Bowl rings to help his case as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.

The guy who made the Seahawks' dreadful playcall blamed his wide receiver -
Not a good look.

Stats that might be mildly comforting for Seahawks fans -
They may not help much, or at all. But they're something to consider.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Super Astros Crawfish Boil: February 1, 2015 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros news and notes from the past week.

Dwight Howard to miss extended time with knee injury -
Howard will be out for a while with an edema in his right knee.

What CBs Kris Boyd and Holton Hill mean for the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
The Longhorns aren't DBU again, but this is how it happens.

VIDEO: Danny Amendola Cuts Will Ferrell's Sweatshirt on The Tonight Show - Viva The Matadors
Super Bowl XLIX Champion Danny Amendola, and former Texas Tech footballer, cuts Will Ferrell's Seattle Seahawks hoodie for a more Belichickian look on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

#15 Iowa State Defeats TCU 83-66 - Frogs O' War
TCU falls to 1-7 in Big 12 play following the loss in Ames this afternoon.

Monday DBR: Weekends Are Fun - Our Daily Bears
Especially when they're filled with sports and happiness.

Aggies in the Super Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
Need help figuring out who to root for in today's game? One team has four Aggies on it.

Super Bowl Stupid: A Pox On All Offensive Coordinators Who Just Have To Be Precious - Barking Carnival
I just watched Seattle blow the Super Bowl with an epically bad play call. I can't believe what I just saw.