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Houston Texans News: January 18, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 18, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

John McClain’s 2015 Texans report card: Defensive line - Ultimate Texans
J.J. Watt in line for another Defensive Player of the Year award.

Texans Hire Two Assistant Coaches, Including Former Owl Izzo | Houston Press
The Houston texans wasted no time replacing two of the assistant coaches they fired last week.

Report: Texans add a pair of ex-Giants assistants to coaching staff | FOX Sports
Report: Texans add a pair of ex-Giants assistants to coaching staff

Texans guard Jeff Adams working his way back from knee injury | FOX Sports
Texans guard Jeff Adams working his way back from knee injury

After injury-filled start, Texans' offensive line finds footing - Houston Chronicle
A good indication of how important the offensive line was to the Texans could be found in the team's performance over the second half of the season.

Around the League

Demaryius Thomas' mom gets game ball from Peyton Manning after Broncos win - SBNation.com
Peyton Manning just made a great moment even better.

The Panthers beat Seattle by doing what the Seahawks usually do best - SBNation.com
And it caught the Seahawks by surprise.

Here's why that crazy Steelers-Broncos touchback was in fact a touchback - SBNation.com
Here's what that punt recovery by the Steelers against the Broncos was a touchback instead of a safety or down at the 1-yard line.

The 5 ridiculous things that made Packers-Cardinals the best NFL playoff ending we can remember - SBNation.com
One unbelievable thing happened in Cardinals-Packers... and then another, and then another, AND THEN ANOTHER, AND THEN ANOTHER!!!!!!

Peyton Manning has played in 290 NFL games and Archie Manning is still nervous to watch him - SBNation.com
"I can't watch!"

Cam Newton balled up a '12th man' flag and threw it away like it was trash - SBNation.com
People were MAD.

The Cardinals' miracle TD only counted because the refs missed a crucial penalty - SBNation.com
The Cardinals' miraculous TD was very fun, but definitely should not have counted.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros, Dallas Keuchel reach agreement on $7.25 million deal - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros and the 2015 AL Cy Young award winner have a deal for 2016.

Rockets shake off a poor start to blow out the Lakers - The Dream Shake
Story The Rockets held the Lakers to under 100 points despite an ugly beginning and routed L.A. in the first game of a Staples Center back-to-back.

3-star OL Zach Shackelford flips to the Texas Longhorns - Burnt Orange Nation
Let's Ride!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Kansas Pulls Away Late, Beats TCU 70-63 - Frogs O' War
The top-ranked Jayhawks pulled away late to secure a 70-63 victory in a game where neither team really established any offensive rhythm.

Baylor Lady Bears knock off #4 Texas in Austin - Our Daily Bears
View the FanShot on SB Nation.

Texas A&M routs Georgia 79-45 in Athens - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies submitted their most complete effort of the season in a 79-45 beating at Georgia. Balance was the order of the day, as six players scored between nine and twelve points. Georgia was held to their worst shooting effort (28.9%) of the season

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns started slow, played ~25 minutes of excellent basketball, then hung on for dear life as the Oklahoma State Cowboys mounted a comeback bid. Texas ultimately prevailed 74-69,...

Get to Know UTSA Head Coach Frank Wilson with And The Valley Shook - Underdog Dynasty
We got some thoughts from LSU SB Nation site And the Valley Shook on UTSA's new head coach.

Dynamo supporter section moving to North end - Dynamo Theory
The supporter section will be moving to the north end of the stadium in 2016.