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Houston Texans News: September 23, 2015

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Houston Texans News

Texans encouraged by Clowney’s progress | ProFootballTalk
Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney got more playing time in Week Two, and he made the most of it. Clowney was in the starting lineup Sunday against the Panthers and knocked down two passes, and coach Bill O'Brien said that he liked what he saw from the former first overall pick.

Blue's trouble raises red flag on Texans' run game - Houston Chronicle
Ryan Mallett didn't place the Texans in a deep 0-2 hole. Neither did Brian Hoyer. It's been a group plunge during an underwhelming start to Bill O'Brien's second campaign, and the entire offense deserves the blame.

Playoff road map for 0-2 Houston Texans: Fix the QB situation | FOX Sports
Excitement about the Houston Texans generated by the franchise's appearance on 'Hard Knocks' has been dashed following an 0-2 start. Here are two things the Texans need to generate some positive buzz once again.

Houston Texans' Vince Wilfork: 'We're running out of time' - NFL Nation - ESPN
Vince Wilfork is not a patient man. At least not when it comes to waiting for his team to start clicking.

Newton "Great Equalizer" Versus Texans
Offensive coordinator Mike Shula said QB Cam Newton's playmaking ability was crucial against Houston's aggressive front; defensive coordinator Sean McDermott likes foundation being built early in 2015.

Analysis: Time for Texans to get their act together - San Antonio Express-News
If you’re an optimist, you’re thinking the winless Texans are one game out of first place in the AFC South, and Indianapolis appears chaotic and vulnerable, so back off the ledge and start taking care of business.

Around the League

NFL picks 2015, Week 3: Experts say Colts, Seahawks are locks to get their 1st wins -
Our experts return with their surefire picks (to go wrong) for the third week of the season. Underdogs ruled the day in Week 2, so things have to even out this week, right?

Not even the Eagles understand the Eagles -
Chip Kelly's offense is anything but exciting and the Eagles are 0-2. Nobody understands why, not even the Eagles. Plus, Colts coach Chuck Pagano changes his tune!

Matt Cassel traded to the Cowboys, according to reports -
The Cowboys have found competition for the starting quarterback position.

Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith is the Hoss of the Week -
Three sacks, two forced fumbles and giving Drew Brees nightmares earns the Buccaneers pass rusher Stephen White's coveted award.

NFL power rankings, Week 3: Patriots assert their dominance, Packers get revenge -
Wrapping up one of the weirdest weeks in recent memory with a new set of power rankings.

The saga of Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys' QB who prayed he wouldn't have to play -
After a super-weird career, Brandon Weeden had found Backup QB heaven. Now he has to actually play.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 3, Angels 4: Tal's Hill takes away Correa's shot, Astros tie - The Crawfish Boxes
Different day, same story for Astros and their problems as they lost another game to Angels, possibly Rangers.

The greatest Rockets games of all time: 20-16 - The Dream Shake
We're counting down the greatest Rockets games of all time. Here's Part 1.

Texas vs. OSU: First look at the Cowboys - Burnt Orange Nation
The second of the critical swing games this season is on deck as Mike Gundy brings the Pokes to Austin.

How does Texas Tech beat TCU? - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders win if.......

Film Room: Cover Corner? - Frogs O' War
The defense has been much maligned for the way they have performed in light of the rash of injuries they have sustained. In this week's film room, we take a closer look at just what is going wrong when the ball is in the air.

2016 3* DE Micheal Johnson is commit #15 for the Baylor Bears! - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

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