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Referee on incorrect penalty call to work Kansas City Chiefs-Houston Texans playoff game
Ronald Torbert will work a wild-card game, despite a high-profile, incorrect penalty call in October. The rest of Torbert's work was strong enough for the NFL to include him in the postseason.

Johnny Manziel to the Texans a 15-to-1 longshot according to gamblers - Houston Chronicle
After the latest reports that Johnny Manziel blew off the Browns final game so he could take a trip to Las Vegas - complete with a rumored blonde wig and fake mustache - there's little doubt that Manziel is done in Cleveland.

Texans sign Andrew McDonald
The Houston Texans have signed T Andrew McDonald.

Chiefs vs. Texans odds, NFL playoffs 2016: Kansas City Wild Card favorites at Houston - SBNation.com
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to keep their hot streak alive this Saturday as road betting favorites visiting the Houston Texans.

Texans release depth chart for Kansas City
The 2015 AFC South Champion Houston Texans (9-7) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) at NRG Stadium on Saturday, January 9 in the AFC Wild Card Game. Kickoff is set for 3:35 p.m. CT on ESPN/ABC.

Tale of the Tape: Chiefs' Jeremy Maclin vs. Texans' DeAndre Hopkins - AFC South- ESPN
Kansas City receiver Jeremy Maclin and Houston's DeAndre Hopkins have different styles, but have helped lead their teams to the postseason.

Texans report: Switch to safety instinctual for Hal - Houston Chronicle
The vantage point of lining up at free safety definitely agrees with converted Texans cornerback Andre Hal

Lil Jon to perform Turn Down For Watt, err What, at Texans' halftime - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Lil Jon's hit song has become somewhat of an anthem for the Houston Texans.

Houston Texans Odds to Win Super Bowl 50 | Heavy.com
They may be an underdog, but the Texans have all the tools to make a run at Super Bowl 50.

Around the League

J.J. Watt is the NFL's best guesser - SBNation.com
Nobody in the NFL rushes the passer quite like J.J. Watt, and he's earned Stephen White's Hoss of the Year award for his work.

NFL power rankings: Panthers reclaim throne, Cardinals and Chiefs not far behind - SBNation.com
The Panthers may have lost their chance for a perfect season, but they're sitting at the top of our NFL power rankings.

Browns hire 'Moneyball' executive Paul DePodesta to run their football team - SBNation.com
Paul DePodesta, the guy Jonah Hill played in "Moneyball," is now calling the shots for a football team.

Take a ride on the NFL coaching carousel - SBNation.com
It's firing season in the NFL. Stephen White, Danny Kelly and RVB discuss the latest round of firings in the NFL coaching and GM ranks.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros Crawfish Boil: January 5, 2016 - The Crawfish Boxes
New Year, new baseball.

Donatas Motiejunas' back injury setback is no cause for alarm - The Dream Shake
Donatas Motiejunas is out until he is "pain-free", and no one's sure when exactly that might be.

Isaiah Taylor; Javan Felix carry Texas to 70-67 win over Kansas State - Burnt Orange Nation
It wasn't pretty, but Texas found its first conference win behind the late-game heroics of Isaiah Taylor and Javan Felix

Texas Tech Takes Joe Robinson From SCAR To Be ST Coach - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech has added a new Special Teams coordinator to the coaching staff

I'll always remember the Alamo Bowl! - Frogs O' War
And what a great night it was being there to watch the Horned Frogs defend Texas against all odds!

Our Daily Podcast #94: Johnny Jefferson is STILL running - Our Daily Bears
Mark and Peter recap the Russell Athletic Bowl plus all the New Years weekend and Big 12 action from bowl season!

Who are the puppet masters behind Texas A&M athletics? - Good Bull Hunting
With the resignation of the athletics director, an already muddled power structure becomes even less clear.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns ended their losing streak and nabbed their first conference win, beating the Kansas State Wildcats 60-57 in a game that could be charitably described as plodding. Bruce Weber's...

UTSA Officially Announces Larry Coker's Resignation - Underdog Dynasty
The program will begin a national coaching search with a hiring target date of 10-12 days.

New Year, Winning Resolutions - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo players share their New Year resolutions.

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