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Houston Texans News: September 15, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien won't announce Week 2 starter
Texans coach Bill O'Brien has a good idea of who his starting quarterback will be for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but he isn't sharing that information.

Texans reignite QB controversy between Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett
One week into the season, the Houston Texans once again have a quarterback controversy.

It’s time for the Texans to install a better field system | ProFootballTalk
Last year, they lost linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to a knee injury at home. This year, owner Bob McNair has called out running back Arian Foster for his history of soft-tissue injuries.

Texans Quotes: September 14
Bill O'Brien and Texans players spoke to the media on Monday.

TE Ryan Griffin to miss "significant time"
The Texans will be without Ryan Griffin for the short-term after he left near the end of Sunday’s game against Kansas City with an injury.

Snap-count observations: Chiefs use plenty of Jeremy Maclin and tight ends vs. Texans | The Kansas City Star
Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 27-20 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Numbers are provided by the NFL.

Around the League

2015 NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Seattle slips early -
Wrapping up a wild and crazy week in the NFL with a new set of power rankings.

Maybe the 49ers aren't a total disaster -
Okay, it was, at times, an ugly affair, but the 49ers pulled off a big win on Monday night. So did the Falcons. And, and, and ... power rankings!

MMBM: The Cowboys are a better team without Dez Bryant -
Dez Bryant is overrated, and the offense will flow much smoother without his drive-killing touchdown catch-and-runs.

What happened in the NFL on Sunday, Week 1: 4 things to know -
Start here. Be the smartest football fan in the office on Monday.

The Dolphins finally found their 'Juice' -
Miami decided to try something different to break a late-game tie with Washington. It's a lesson more NFL teams should follow.

Dez Bryant, T.Y. Hilton and the rest of the NFL injury news -
The opening week of the NFL season produced a long injury report. SB Nation's medical expert, Dr. Ali Mohamadi, has a closer look at the fallout and expectations for this week's casualties.

Colts owner shoots down rumors of falling out between Chuck Pagano, GM -
Chuck Pagano is coaching on the final year of his contract with the Indianapolis Colts after reportedly turning down a one-year extension this offseason.

Patriots employees will be reinstated without punishment for DeflateGate, per report -
John Jastremski and Jim McNally were indefinitely suspended in May for their involvement in DeflateGate, but will return to the Patriots soon.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Rangers 5, Astros 3: A Tale of Two Bullpens - The Crawfish Boxes
And Harris leaves one fat pitch in the middle of the plate.

Rockets legend Moses Malone dies, a basketball nation mourns - The Dream Shake
The Rockets big man died on Sunday.

Report: Texas president Greg Fenves still considering firing AD Steve Patterson - Burnt Orange Nation
At this rate, the Longhorns athletic director looks unlikely to finish his guaranteed five-year deal.

The Week 2 Big 12 Power Poll - Viva The Matadors
Our weekly Big 12 rankings!

TCU vs. SFA: Inside the Numbers - Frogs O' War
The Frogs beat SFA pretty handily on Saturday afternoon, so let's take a look at how it happened.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week Two - Our Daily Bears
Oklahoma got a win at Tennessee, TCU dominated SFA, and Baylor was ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Good Bull Hunting Reviews Kyle Field - Good Bull Hunting
We compared notes on our Saturday experiences at the new stadium.

Texas-Rice Football Postmortem: Defense - Barking Carnival
My impressions against Notre Dame weren't overly alarmist. While this defense still has significant potential to grow, our preseason predictions (available now just in time for the Halloween...

Giles Barnes to return to the Houston Dynamo, reportedly - Dynamo Theory
Barnes inks a new deal with the Houston Dynamo as the team struggles.