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Houston Texans News: September 25, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

Texans can take pressure off by bringing more
We’ve picked apart the carcass of the 0-2 start plenty.

Texans' secondary faces tall order in receivers - Houston Chronicle
Squaring off at the line of scrimmage Sunday afternoon against one of the most imposing wide receiver tandems in the NFL, Texans cornerbacks Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph might have to crane their necks to read any head fakes.

Buccaneers vs. Texans: Full Houston Week 3 Preview | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more.

Buccaneers safety D.J. Swearinger eager for redemption vs. Texans - NFC South - ESPN
"I circled it right away," D.J. Swearinger said of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, the team that waived him in May.

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster feels 'wonderful' but not 100 percent yet
Texans running back Arian Foster said he feels "wonderful," though not yet 100 percent, and receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been progressing well as he goes through the concussion protocol.

Texans coach O'Brien on using J.J. Watt at RB: 'You never know' -
Watt is good at everything else, so why not this?

Houston Texans can still make playoffs despite 0-2 start - NFL Nation - ESPN
If the defense improves and QB Ryan Mallett builds on his first start, the Texans can make up the ground they need in a struggling AFC South.

Around the League

How long will we get to enjoy the terrible NFC East? -
The NFC East looks awful, but are its problems systemic or an inevitable ebb?

The Onside Kick Family Hour: The Dallas Cowboys are sunk -
What's been the most surprising thing through two weeks of the NFL season? The Cowboys are totally screwed. The Jets are really good. The Colts will (probably) be fine. Plus, we're previewing Week 3.

The Steelers are outsmarting the rest of the NFL by going for 2 -
The team is 3-for-3 on two-point attempts this season and doesn't plan on changing its strategy anytime soon.

Washington vs. Giants 2015 final score: Kirk Cousins throws 2 picks, New York wins, 32-21 -
The New York Giants beat Washington on Thursday, winning 32-21 on the back of a couple Kirk Cousins interceptions.

The NFL is the first major American sports league allowed to fly drones | The Verge
The FAA has approved the NFL's request to use drones, making it the first major American sports league allowed to fly them. The league's interest in drones has to do with its feted video production...

No John Harbaugh, the Bengals are not the most talented team in the NFL -
Which team has the biggest claim to the title?

Houston & Collegiate Sports

If replay can't get it right, why is it here? - The Crawfish Boxes
What exactly are they looking at?

TDS Podcast, Ep. 8: Rockets off-season, starting five, and Moses Malone - The Dream Shake
Ryan Dunsmore, Ethan Rothstein, and Max Croes talk about the Rockets off season moves, the starting five, and Moses Malone.

Texas QB Jerrod Heard's spark helping Longhorns turn the corner - Burnt Orange Nation
The devastation of Saturday's loss is helping the Longhorns finally come together as a team.

Texas Tech Football Can Make A Name For Itself On Saturday - Viva The Matadors
The Frogs roll into Lubbock on Saturday. What's the storyline for the Red Raiders?

Keys to Victory: Just Win, Baby - Frogs O' War
The focus on the Frogs has been primarily on injuries and off the field issues, but that's not going to get TCU a win in Lubbock this weekend. It's time to turn our attention to what the men in purple can do to escape west Texas with a W.

Baylor is ready to play smashmouth basketball -
Baylor checks in at No. 22 in our preseason countdown.

UNBLOCK ME AMADEUS - Good Bull Hunting
There's nothing quite like plugging into a Classical station on Pandora and browsing Bret Bielema's Twitter on a Thursday afternoon to soothe the soul. Let the symphonies and the Hog practice and...

Texas Pregamer: Oklahoma State - Barking Carnival
The Juice is on the Loose...

Houston Dynamo Player Ratings vs. Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
The defense stepped up in DaMarcus Beasley’s return to the starting XI and a Will Bruin tap in was the difference in the Dynamo 1-0 win over rival Sporting Kansas City.