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Houston Texans News: October 5, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Early Look: Texans at Vikings
The Vikings are one of three unbeaten NFL teams left after scoring a 24-10 win over the Giants on Monday Night Football.

Texans release unofficial depth chart for Vikings
The Houston Texans (3-1) will look to earn their first road victory of the season this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings (4-0).

Texans players and execs meet with Houston’s mayor | ProFootballTalk
Texans left tackle Duane Brown is one of the players who has been raising his fist during the playing of the national anthem before games this season because he wants to show "solidarity with the people that are fighting against injustices.

Rick Smith likes Texans' resiliency after loss of J.J. Watt - Houston Chronicle
The vision general manager Rick Smith always held of the Texans' roster was one headlined by the dominant presence of star defensive end J.J. Watt.

Texans' Will Fuller joins Hugh McElhenny in rookie record book - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller joined some exclusive company this week when he achieved the same distinction as former San Francisco 49ers star halfback Hugh McElhenny.

Texans' Kendall Lamm contributes at tackle, tight end - Houston Chronicle
Whenever the Texans get shorthanded on offense, the fastest solution tends to be versatile offensive tackle Kendall Lamm.

Texans Fans Enjoy Craft Beer and Doing the Southside | Houston Press
Curious whether the Houston brews and tunes boon has made it beyond hip bars and breweries, we hit the parking lot of NRG Stadium last Sunday as the...

Texans' Bill O'Brien: Duane Brown making progress toward playing Sunday - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown is headed in the right direction to potentially making his season debut Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien to take over play-calling duties on offense
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will now call plays on offense for the struggling Texans, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Five Underrated Plays That Helped the Texans Beat the Titans | Houston Press
Sunday's game against the Titans made the Texans work a lot harder than fans anticipated.

NFL News

96 hours in Charlotte -
On the ground with black protesters in Michael Jordan and Cam Newton's city.

NFL picks 2016, Week 5: Look for the Patriots, Panthers to get back in the win column -
Both teams are coming off big losses last week. This week, the Patriots get Brady back against the Browns, and Carolina gets to host a struggling Buccaneers team in prime time. Both games look like sure things, but are they really?

Frustrated Odell Beckham Jr. says he’s 'not having fun anymore' playing football -
One of the league’s biggest stars isn’t happy.

It only took 4 weeks for desperation to hit the Indianapolis Colts -
With Antonio Cromartie and Sio Moore sent packing, a message had been sent to the rest of the team.

Dallas police say Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib shot himself in June incident, per report -
The four-month investigation is over.

Carlos Dunlap saved the Bengals' season by ruining the Dolphins' -
Cincinnati's pass rusher put on a show last Thursday to keep his team from sliding into a deep 1-3 hole to start the season.

Houston & Collegiate News

Thank you TCB readers for another great season - The Crawfish Boxes
The season is over but our thanks is everlasting.

Pablo Prigioni: Sergio Llull ‘should be playing here’ - The Dream Shake
Yeah, we know Pablo.

Bruce Feldman: If Charlie Strong is fired, Texas landing Tom Herman is ‘close to a guarantee’ - Burnt Orange Nation
Big, if true.

Week 6 Big 12 Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
No seismic shifts after the first weekend of Big 12 play...

Frogs in the Pros: NFL Week Four - Frogs O' War
Jerry Hughes and the Bills knocked the Pats out of the ranks of the undefeated.

Iowa St. Game In Gifs - Our Daily Bears
Whew, what a game In Ames (home of world famous water). Here is the BNT summary.

YESSIR! RB Jacob Kibodi commits to Texas A&M - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies add commit #21 to the 2017 class.

Longhorn Network to televise Gregory Gym Scrimmage - Barking Carnival
11 Basketball events line the Longhorn Network schedule.

Week Five Underdogs Poll - Underdog Dynasty
The South Alabama Jaguars shocked the G5 world (again), leading to substantial movement in this week’s poll.

Takeaways from the USMNT’s roster for friendlies against Cuba and New Zealand - Dynamo Theory
Jurgen Klinsmann unveiled his 23-man squad for a pair of Fall friendlies. Here are some thoughts.

Texans vs Vikings coverage