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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 7, 2016.

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Scout's Take: Vikings Secondary vs. Texans WR's
Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks preview the Week 5 matchup between the Houston Texans and the Minnesota Vikings, focusing on the matchup between the Texans wide receivers and the Vikings secondary.

NFL Week 5 game picks: Broncos rock Falcons; Vikes top Texans - NFL.com
Julio Jones and the Falcons are averaging a staggering 38 points per game. But Aqib Talib and the stifling Broncos defense play host to Atlanta on Sunday. Who'll blink? Elliot Harrison forecasts Week 5.

PFW Matchup Breakdown: Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings | Football | stltoday.com
The Houston Texans are coming off a 27-20 win over the Titans that was a little more work than most expected as they began life without J.J. Watt while they are still trying to figure out how to get the most out of Lamar Miller and exactly what they have in Brock Osweiler.

First Glance: Texans at Vikings
Here are 5 Things to Watch when the Texans face the Vikings in Minnesota.

Texans-Vikings Matchup A Battle Of Defense " WCCO | CBS Minnesota
Yes, Brock Osweiler has a contract befitting a franchise player, but he joined the Houston Texans this year with only seven career starts.

Texans' Duane Brown braces for stiff test from Vikings' defense - Houston Chronicle
In the vision of Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman, they always wanted to build a stout defense capable of stonewalling opponents.

Texans 'not concerned' by Brock Osweiler's interceptions, says QB 'has played well' - CBSSports.com
The first-year Texans' QB is still learning Bill O'Brien's offense.

Vikings, Texans among teams finding alternative solutions at QB - NFC North- ESPN
The Vikings only have the league's 24th-ranked passing offense, but they haven't turned the ball over and they've forced 11 takeaways.

NFL News

Cardinals beat the 49ers, but Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson did 92 percent of the work in 33-21 win - SBNation.com
Arizona got a much-needed win in San Francisco, thanks to Fitzgerald, Johnson, and Calais Campbell.

Terrelle Pryor is back for good, and that's great news for all of us, especially him - SBNation.com
After a long, sputtering, and unsatisfying homecoming, it’s OK to care about Terrelle Pryor again. I think.

Larry Fitzgerald got body slammed on a play that didn't even count - SBNation.com
We’re not sure this makes sense.

Giants coaches are ready to bench Odell Beckham Jr. if he has another outburst - SBNation.com
The Giants recognize that they need to get Beckham the ball more than they have so far this season. First, they need the third-year superstar receiver to cool it with the antics and focus on the next play.

The Cardinals have 2 major flaws holding them back in 2016 - SBNation.com
The Cardinals are the first team since 2012 with 5 turnovers in back-to-back games.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 6, 2016 - The Crawfish Boxes
Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, October 6, 2016.

Pablo Prigioni is a veteran presence and hopefully little else - The Dream Shake
TDS’ player preview series continues with one of the NBA’s oldest players.

Gary Barnett says Texas HC Charlie Strong needs to ‘relearn how to be a head coach’ - Burnt Orange Nation
The former Colorado head coach believes that Strong didn’t even want to take the job in the first place.

Vegas Odds and Pick Em Results - Texas Tech at Kansas St - Viva The Matadors
We take a look at the odds for this weeks games and the pick em contest gets close.

TCU Baseball proves they fear no one with 2017 schedule - Frogs O' War
TCU is showing that they’ll play anyone, anywhere, anytime.

LIVE PODCAST! (hopefully) - Our Daily Bears
You're trusting Fank's technical abilities and LOL NEVER DO THAT.

Video: BTHO Tennessee, Get Hyped with AggieFBLife - Good Bull Hunting
The latest video from AggieFBLife is going to have you thinking about Aggie Football nonstop until kickoff.

Special Teams Breakdown: Kick Returns - Barking Carnival
Nobis has you covered on the breakdown of the advanced defensive metrics from Football Study Hall, so I thought I’d take a crack at looking through the special teams numbers to see where Texas can...

AAC Week 6 Preview Part 1 - Underdog Dynasty
League play heats up as mid-point of season draws near.

US to face Cuba in historic friendly match - Dynamo Theory
The US national team will travel to Cuba for a friendly for the first time in 60 years.

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