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Houston Texans News: September 14, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 14, 2015.

Blame Bell Biv DeVoe for the loss.
Blame Bell Biv DeVoe for the loss.
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Houston Texans News

Ryan Mallett replaces Brian Hoyer, gives Texans something to consider - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
Ryan Mallett said he'd get his chance this year with the Houston Texans. Even he might not have expected it to come this soon.

Texans don't know whether Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett will start Week 2 -
Brian Hoyer was pulled from Sunday's game against the Chiefs in favor of Ryan Mallett. Head coach Bill O'Brien says he has to review tape before making a decision on the starter going forward.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans September 13, 2015
Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans in Houston on September 13, 2015 - Find NFL box scores, game recap, play by play, photos and more at

Game report: Chiefs 27, Texans 20 | The Kansas City Star
Here’s the game report from the KC Chiefs’ 27-17 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium, complete with key plays, key stats and the report card for the Chiefs.

Chiefs vs. Texans: Houston Grades, Notes & Quotes | Bleacher Report
We've seen that type of game from the Houston Texans play out many times before, haven't we?

Concerns already cropping up about Texans’ home turf | ProFootballTalk
Problems with the turf in Houston are nothing new, and they've already started before the first game. According to Adam Teicher of, the Chiefs "aren't happy with the condition of the field," at NRG Stadium, which has large seams evident already.

Score hot Houston Texans freebies, win or lose |
Whether the Houston Texans clench a "W" or come up short, fans can score some hot freebies after game day.

Report: Chiefs unhappy about turf conditions at Texans' NRG Stadium -
This is not the first time people have complained about conditions at NRG Stadium.

Texans report: Healthy Clowney sees limited play - Houston Chronicle
Splitting time with starting outside linebacker John Simon and working into the game as a situational pass rusher and playing sparingly in the base defense, Clowney finished with four tackles, with one for a loss.

Around the League

The Cowboys won thanks to the Giants' terrible late-game decisions -
Poor execution and even worse game management allowed the Giants to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against the Cowboys.

Week 1 isn't even over and this NFL season is already weird as hell -
The Giants and Seahawks made baffling decisions to steal defeat from the jaws of victory. It was weird, but whatever: FOOTBALL (or something like it) IS BACK.

NFL scores 2015, Week 1: Follow all the action from Sunday -
The first Sunday of the NFL season is underway. Follow all the action here.

Dez Bryant suffers broken foot in Cowboys win -
Bryant expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Pete Carroll says he never called OT onside kick, blames kicker -

Jets rookie Lorenzo Mauldin awake and with feeling in all extremities after scary injury against Cleveland -
Mauldin spent several minutes motionless on the turf before being carted off the field.

Terrell Suggs tears Achilles against Broncos and is out for the season -
Terrell Suggs had to be carted to the locker room after going down with an injury in Denver on Sunday.

Pacman Jones ripped Amari Cooper's helmet off and smacked his head against it -
Pacman needs to cool off.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Houston Astros 5, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3: The Mercy Of The Baseball Gods - The Crawfish Boxes
The baseball Gods are a fickle bunch...but they decided that, after starting this crucial road trip 1-4...perhaps the Astros and Astros fans had suffered enough.

Daryl Morey says Rockets point guards are 'deepest of any team I've had' - The Dream Shake
Are Ty Lawson and Patrick Beverley a better combo than Goran Dragic and Kyle Lowry?

Texas Longhorns recover for 42-28 win over Rice Owls - Burnt Orange Nation
Imperfect as it was, creating big plays in all three phases represented major improvement by the Longhorns.

10 Thoughts on Texas Tech vs UTEP - Viva The Matadors
The game is over, so what do we think?

Three Up, Three Down: SFA - Frogs O' War
The Frogs got back to their high flying ways against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin Saturday afternoon. Come see who shined brightest in the big win.

The Big 12 Sunday Morning Quarterback - Week 2 - Our Daily Bears
Welcome to the weekly summary of game updates and bowl projections from the Big 12 Conference and how it affects your Baylor Bears,

3 Things We Learned: Texas A&M vs. Ball State - Good Bull Hunting
When will Speedy Noil assert himself for a starting spot in the wide receiving corps?

Dynamo fall hard at home despite three-headed monster starting - Dynamo Theory
Will Bruin, Giles Barnes and Cubo Torres started for the Dynamo, but Houston still lose to Real Salt Lake, severely injuring their already-damaged playoff chances.

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