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Houston Texans News: October 14, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 14, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

First Glance: Texans vs. Colts
Here are 5 Things to Watch when the Texans host the Colts on Sunday Night Football.

Texans stay confident in Osweiler as they prepare for Colts (Oct 14, 2016) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON (AP) Brock Osweiler's second poor road performance has some wondering if the Houston Texans are having buyer's remorse about their new quarterback.

Texans look to take advantage of matchup vs. struggling Colts offensive line - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Texans face a Colts offensive line that has allowed quarterback Andrew Luck to be sacked a league-high 20 times through five games.

Brock Osweiler off to slow start with Houston Texans - UPI.com
HOUSTON -- Five games into the Brock Osweiler era and Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has been cornered into defending his quarterback.

Texans say run game must improve
Several key Texans said the run game must get better.

NFL Week 6: Colts-Texans — Four Things To Watch For | Houston Press
Prime time, at home, against the Colts — that hasn't been an optimal situation for Bill O'Brien.

Texans' Lamar Miller hoping to crank up running game - Houston Chronicle
Stonewalled against the Minnesota Vikings, the Texans abandoned their running game after falling behind early.

Texans' Johnathan Joseph, Ryan Griffin return to practice - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph and tight end Ryan Griffin returned to practice Thursday as part of the NFL concussion protocol.

NFL News

The Chargers finally found a way to not blow a late lead and beat the Broncos 21-13 - SBNation.com
Just when it looked like the Chargers were going to give another game away, they finally made plays to win Thursday night against the Broncos.

We interrupt this Broncos-Chargers game to bring you an ad for Matt LeBlanc’s new show - SBNation.com
Huh?!

Ben McAdoo tried to motivate the Giants with a scene from ‘Step Brothers’ - SBNation.com
It wasn’t the Catalina Wine Mixer scene, though, unfortunately.

Colin Kaepernick's performance on the field doesn't change the impact of his protest - SBNation.com
Regardless of what happens on the field Sunday, Kap’s message has spread, and that’s all that matters.

Josh Norman blasts NFL for its ‘double standard’ as moral police - SBNation.com
Norman says football is a barbaric sport and the NFL sells ad space to beer companies, so who are they to play moral police?

Houston & Collegiate News

The Houston Rockets 2016-2017 season preview - The Dream Shake
Answering the key questions about the Rockets.

Texas picked to finish third in Big 12 preseason coaches poll - Burnt Orange Nation
The league coaches see success for the ‘Horns in Shaka Smart’s second season.

Suns Up Guns Up: Huge Weekend For Texas Tech Football - Viva The Matadors
P.S.A. to all my fellow Red Raiders: Set your alarms for Saturday morning, cause you’re going to need them. 11am kickoff, and it might end up being one of the biggest games of the year (minus...

TCU Random Fact of the Week: Coach P's Connection to Parks and Rec - Frogs O' War
Happy Treat Yo Self Day!

Baylor Basketball Picked Fifth in Big 12 - Our Daily Bears
The coaches predict the Bears will finish 5th in the Big 12.

Noel But Not Void: The Mazzone Effect - Good Bull Hunting
How we've gotten to 6-0.

Texas Pregamer: Iowa State - Barking Carnival
You can bet the Longhorns are ready for the biggest game of the year!

Three Things We Learned about the AAC in Week 6 - Underdog Dynasty
Memphis impresses, Cincy looks to 2017, and Houston leaves its shores defenseless.

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