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Houston Texans News: November 1, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans owner on Osweiler: 'He's still basically a rookie' -
Brock Osweiler hasn't looked like a $72 million quarterback this season, but Houston Texans owner Bob McNair defended his starter, noting Osweiler hasn't started many games.

29 observations from Texans vs. Lions
What if I told you the Texans would be 5-3 at the halfway mark…

John McClain talks about the legacy of Texans' Andre Johnson - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Chronicle's John McClain talks about the retirement of former Houston Texans star Andre Johnson and the legacy he leaves behind.

Who is the best player in Houston Texans history: Andre Johnson, Arian Foster or J.J. Watt?
Recent retirees Arian Foster and Andre Johnson are certainly both in the discussion. J.J. Watt also has a compelling case in less than six career seasons. Vote now!

Texans' Brian Cushing: 'I really feel like myself' - Houston Chronicle
Chasing down the Detroit Lions in pursuit Sunday during a home victory, Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing recorded seven tackles.

Texans report: Bill O'Brien acknowledges sideline altercation with assistant - Houston Chronicle
Displaying a sense of humor about his fiery sideline confrontation with special-teams coordinator Larry Izzo during a win Sunday over the Detroit Lions, Texans coach Bill O'Brien was in a lighthearted mood Monday.

NFL News

NFL trades are rare, but they're paying off in 2016 -
DeMarco Murray, Sam Bradford and Martellus Bennett have all shined after trades that benefited both teams involved.

NFL power rankings: The Cowboys surge while the Vikings drop -
And surprise, the Patriots remain on top.

The 2016 NFL MVP race was on full display in Week 8 -
A trio of candidates showed what they were made of Sunday.

The Vikings have gone from unbeaten to getting dominated by the Bears in 2 weeks -
The Minnesota Vikings just didn’t have it on Monday night, as they put on a poor showing in a 20-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Rob Gronkowski is having a career-defining season -
Gronkowski set a new Patriots high mark for touchdowns with 69, and he’s closing in on some other records.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros winter baseball update: Arizona Fall League and more for Oct. 24-30 - The Crawfish Boxes
The first half of the AFL is in the books. How are the boys doing?

Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets head to Cleveland to face the defending champion Cavaliers.

More thoughts from the much-needed Texas win over Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
Credit the players for hanging in there the entire game.

Every "Fire Kingsbury" Narrative Died Saturday - Viva The Matadors
"I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, ‘Come and see.’ And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and...

Looking to the Brightside: Good Things That Happened in the Game Against Tech - Frogs O' War
The city was painted in purple yesterday as football returned to Fort Worth. Frog fans dutifully filed into the stadium to see what has become an annual battle to a crazy ending between TCU and...

ODB’s Official Guide to What You Should Wear for the TCU Game - Our Daily Bears
Find yourself wondering what you should wear on Saturday? We’re here to help.

Can Texas A&M Football have a November to remember? - Good Bull Hunting
short answer: YES.

Postgame Celebration: Texas-35, Baylor-34 - Barking Carnival
Good defeats evil. Evil was ranked #8.

UTSA Takes Down UNT 31-17 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners defensively dominate North Texas in a game that was much further apart than the final score indicates.

Moving on From Barrett Was The Right Call - Dynamo Theory
With the hiring of of Wilmer Cabrera the Dynamo front office has made a good decision.