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Houston Texans News: October 18, 2016

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Houston Texans News

17 observations from Texans vs. Colts
How did the Texans come from behind to defeat the Colts on Sunday Night Football? John Harris shares his 17 observations.

All the free stuff you get because the Texans won - Houston Chronicle
Whether you stayed up until the thrilling end, or you went to bed early cursing under your breath about your football team, you still get all kinds of free stuff around Houston, because the Texans came back to win last night.

To escape boos, Brock Osweiler must prove he's worth Texans' investment
There are few NFL venues where noise is amplified as well as it is at the cavernous home of the Houston Texans. Simply put, NRG Stadium has good acoustics. Especially when the roof is closed.

Houston Texans defense performing even without J.J. Watt - NFL Nation- ESPN
J.J. Watt might be gone for the season but the Texans defense is banding together and playing well without him at this point.

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien addresses reports of tension with Brock Osweiler
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien downplayed reports of tension between him and quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Texans' Bill O'Brien on tension with Brock Osweiler: 'Biggest non-story' -
On Sunday night, Osweiler led the Texans to a come-from-behind win.

Texans want to get Lamar Miller more involved - Houston Chronicle
The breakthrough game from running back Lamar Miller was no revelation to the Texans' coaching staff.

NFL News

NFL power rankings 2016, Week 7: The Vikings and Patriots are neck-and-neck for No. 1 -
An upset-filled Week 6 shook up the perceptions of many NFL teams.

David Johnson leads the way for the Cardinals as they continue to round into form -
Another primetime game, another big game for Johnson.

Jonez on Jonez: This IS your father’s NFC East -
There’s no way we’re living in a world where 12-4 wins the NFC East. Welcome to "Jonez on Jonez," Dragonfly Jonez’s weekly look at the NFL.

Richard Sherman should have been flagged for pass interference. This is why he wasn't. -
Richard Sherman has been begging the NFL to add an eighth official to games. If he’d gotten his wish, he’d have gotten a penalty on this now-infamous play.

Jeff Fisher says Rams players 'took it on themselves' to decide to bust through Lions' victory formation -
Fisher says his team acted among themselves.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros winter baseball update: Arizona Fall League recap for Oct. 10-16 - The Crawfish Boxes
The first of six weekly reports highlighting the Astros' prospect out in the Arizona Fall League.

Montrezl Harrell stepped it up against the Grizzlies - The Dream Shake
Despite the double overtime loss to Memphis, Harrell looked great in playing his most minutes of the preseason.

Texas WR Kai Locksley has left the team and will transfer - Burnt Orange Nation
A position change during fall camp didn’t pay off for the redshirt freshman.

Big XII not expanding - Viva The Matadors
Conference officials met today in Dallas to decide to not expand the conference.

Big 12 Expansion Officially Off (for now) - Frogs O' War
The expansion saga is over, unless it isn’t.

The Big 12 Will Not Expand; Baylor Should be Pleased - Our Daily Bears
The league is staying at 10.

First Glance: Texas A&M at Alabama - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies roll into Tuscaloosa for a top 10 matchup.

It’s Time For Big 12 Realignment Roulette - Barking Carnival
The Big 12 Board of Directors is meeting today and realignment is the major topic of discussion.

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