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Houston Texans News: October 4, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

26 observations from Texans vs. Titans
The Texans moved to 3-1 on Sunday, for the second time in three years after a 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Titans Six Pack: Things that Stood Out from Loss to Texans
Here’s a look at six things that stood out – good and bad – from Sunday’s 27-20 loss to the Texans.

Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz has sprained MCL - Houston Chronicle
Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Texans long snapper Jon Weeks proud of 100-game streak - Houston Chronicle
Growing up in Arizona, Texans Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Weeks always wanted to play in the NFL.

Texans corner A.J. Bouye continues strong start - Houston Chronicle
Gaining position against Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker in the end zone Sunday, Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye walled him and off and leapt into the air to bat away a pass from Marcus Mariota to prevent a touchdown.

Texans: Looking ahead to the Vikings - Houston Chronicle
The Texans won't get any sympathy from the Vikings because they lost defensive end J.J. Watt. Minnesota is playing without quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, running back Arian Peterson and left tackle Matt Kalil.

AFC South Week 4: Early separation for the Texans
Houston has an early start on defending its division title. The Titans, Jaguars and Colts are two games back.

Houston Texans run defense has work to do without J.J. Watt's services - NFL Nation- ESPN
The first game for the Texans without J.J. Watt saw Houston have some issues with run defense, but the Texans feel as if those issues are correctable.

NFL News

NFL power rankings 2016, Week 5: Defense rules - SBNation.com
The Broncos and Vikings are shutting down offenses on a weekly basis.

Vikings improve to 4-0 after dismantling Giants, 24-10 - SBNation.com
The Vikings are one of three NFL teams that remain undefeated four weeks into the 2016 season.

Mike Zimmer can’t stop cussing even though the Vikings are winning - SBNation.com
The Vikings are winning and he's still mad!

Football is the ultimate team sport until Julio Jones wrecks everything - SBNation.com
Julio Jones dropped 300 yards on the Panthers, and showed them how futile existence really is.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros’ Jose Altuve earns 2nd American League batting title in 3 years - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston’s second baseman produces MVP-like season with .338 average.

Rockets starting center job no clearer after Sunday’s game - The Dream Shake
Clint Capela and Nene are battling for time.

Report: Source says Texas is ‘very close’ to firing Charlie Strong following 2016 season - Burnt Orange Nation
The coach’s seat isn’t just hot after the loss to the Cowboys — it might as well be a bed of lava.

What’s Happening In Raiderland - Viva The Matadors
The dreaded 11:00 AM kickoff has arrived.

MMQB: Officiating was bad, defense was worse - Frogs O' War
The Frogs loss to Oklahoma put a spotlight on a massive issue for the Frogs.

Baylor vs. Kansas Homecoming Game Set for 2:30 Kickoff on FS1 - Our Daily Bears
A somewhat lackluster Big 12 schedule on October 15 has given Bears fans exactly what they hoped for: an afternoon Homecoming game.

First Glance: Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Volunteers - Good Bull Hunting
Just two Undefeated Top-10 teams playing at Kyle Field in October.

Vance Bedford Demoted As Texas Defensive Coordinator - Barking Carnival
Meet the new Texas defensive coordinator. Charlie Strong.

Three Things We Learned about the AAC in Week Five - Underdog Dynasty
Houston stands still, USF surprises, and UCF gives us hope.

Houston Dynamo vs New York City FC: Lowlights - Dynamo Theory
Highlights from Houston's loss to NYCFC.

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