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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 3, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans start fast, close strong to beat Titans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans parlayed a fast start by the offense and a strong finish by the defense, forced to play without star defensive end J. J. Watt for the first time in 88 games, into a 27-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans before 71,815 at NRG Stadium on Sunday.

Osweiler Trouble, Steelers Resiliency, Rex v. Belichick | The MMQB with Peter King
Plus, the Saints’ strange spending habits, why the Jaguars aren’t dead yet and more for Week 4.

Texans seize control of AFC South by beating Titans - NFL.com
The Houston Texans have a two-game lead in the AFC South and we are only four games into the season. With coach Bill O'Brien taking the reigns of the playcalling again, Houston looked more comfortable offensively.

Texans: Reasons for optimism after win over Titans - Houston Chronicle
The Texans improved to 3-1 with a 27-20 win over the Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Eat, Drink & Be Texans - The Food of Texans Tailgaters | Slideshow Photos | Houston Press
Houston, TX - October 2 - Tailgating at an NFL game is quite an experience. For those cooking, grilling, frying and roasting at Houston Texans...

DeMarco Murray scores twice, Titans trail Texans at halftime
A late field goal put the Texans up 20-17 at halftime Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Texans' Kareem Jackson downplays hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
It was a rough day for Texans veteran cornerback Kareem Jackson during a win Sunday over the Tennessee Titans.

NFL News

NFL scores and more, Week 4: What happened Sunday - SBNation.com
The fourth week of the 2016 season has us wondering if the Cardinals and Panthers are already out of the playoff hunt.

Hapless Chiefs do almost nothing right in blowout 43-14 loss to the Steelers - SBNation.com
For much of the game, it looked like Kansas City might get shut out by the Steelers.

Officials gave Washington a fumble recovery after a Browns player immediately recovered the ball - SBNation.com
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Julio Jones ran all over the Panthers and there wasn't a thing they could do about it - SBNation.com
RIP your fantasy team if you happened to be playing against Julio Jones.

DeflateGate is really and truly over - SBNation.com
The NFLPA declined to take the case to the Supreme Court.

Bills embarrass Patriots with New England's 1st shutout loss in Gillette Stadium - SBNation.com
Buffalo made New England look bad on its home field on Sunday.

Carson Palmer unlikely to play Thursday after exiting Rams' game with concussion - SBNation.com
He left in the fourth quarter to undergo a concussion evaluation.

Trevor Siemian carted off field vs. Buccaneers with left shoulder injury - SBNation.com
Siemian sustained an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

Which 3-0 NFL team is most likely to miss the playoffs? - SBNation.com
History says at least one undefeated club will be staying home in January.

Houston & Collegiate News

Houston Astros drop season finale to Angels 8-1 - The Crawfish Boxes
The season comes to the end for the Houston Astros, but there's plenty to look forward to in 2017.

Rockets sign P.J. Hairston to a camp contract - The Dream Shake
Houston is kicking the tires on the former first-round draft pick with a non-guaranteed camp deal.

Reports: Texas HC Charlie Strong will take over defense from coordinator Vance Bedford - Burnt Orange Nation
Stuck with half measures, Strong is apparently moving forward with another.

Texas Tech Hockey Update - Viva The Matadors
We take a look at how the hockey team is doing.

Frogs O’ War Radio: special guest Robert Henson, TCU falls to OU - Frogs O' War
Jamie and Melissa are joined once again by former Washington Redskins linebacker and TCU great Robert Henson to dissect TCU’s loss at the hands of Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma. Call in to chat with...

Big 12 Rankings: Week Five - Our Daily Bears
Hello from the other side of the first full weekend of conference play (i.e. every conference member played another conference member). This weekend saw a blowout, three one-score games, and, well,...

Daily Bull 10.3.16: This is a good 5-0 - Good Bull Hunting
It feels different this year.

Shooting With the Pistol on the Temple: Oklahoma State 49, Texas 31 - Barking Carnival
A horror show. Here we go. OFFENSE We would have run for over four hundred yards in this one had Warren and Foreman stayed healthy...and probably still lost. Obviously that’s on the defense - much...

Houston Dynamo vs New York City FC Final Score: NYCFC get 2-0 win over Dynamo as David Villa scores twice - Dynamo Theory
NYCFC get three points over Dynamo.

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