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Houston Texans News: November 22, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Refs job Texans in Mexico, Raiders steal a win: Final score, 8 things to know -
Oakland is now the No. 1 seed in the AFC and alone atop the AFC West after a controversial 27-20 win.

Bill O'Brien doubts referees' call on Houston Texans' would-be TD in loss to Oakland Raiders
Coach Bill O'Brien was less than pleased with the officiating in the Texans' 27-20 loss Monday night to the Raiders in Mexico City.

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt expected to take next step in rehab - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt was expected to head back to Houston this week to continue with his rehab from back surgery, according to a report by ESPN's Lisa Salters.

Texans' John Simon injures chest - Houston Chronicle
Texans outside linebacker John Simon injured his chest Monday night against the Oakland Raiders and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Texans lost to the Raiders after referees blew two critical calls -
Monday night was a good one for the Raiders and a bad one for NFL officiating. Also, lasers!

Two horrendous spots doomed the Texans in their loss to the Raiders | FOX Sports
What games were the refs watching?

Brock Osweiler shows improvement, but Texans still have work to do - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
The Texans struggled during the fourth quarter on Monday night in Mexico City against fellow division leader Oakland.

NFL News

New NFL power rankings, Week 12: Cowboys, Seahawks, Patriots still the class of the NFL -
Betting favorites won big in Week 11, and that means the power rankings didn’t shuffle much.

Jonez on Jonez: Are you a Jay Cutler or a Tony Romo? -
There are only two kinds of employees in the working world: Jay Cutler and Tony Romo. Which one are you?

Bill O’Brien was unhappy with the officiating in the Texans’ loss to the Raiders -
There were certainly some questionable calls.

Brock Osweiler did not enjoy having a green laser shined in his face during ‘Monday Night Football’ -
The Texans quarterback said it affected his play on Monday night.

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are looking for answers that aren't there -
The Packers returned to FedEx Field on Sunday in a much different place than the team that won a playoff game there in January.

DeAndre Hopkins got robbed of a touchdown by terrible NFL referees -
They said he stepped out of bounds. Replay shows otherwise.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros winter baseball update: Arizona Fall League and more for Nov. 14-20 - The Crawfish Boxes
Our final update as the Arizona Fall League closes out its six-week season.

Sam Dekker is not the next Chandler Parsons - The Dream Shake
He compares himself to a current teammate.

WATCH: Texas players greet Charlie Strong after presser in show of support - Burnt Orange Nation
Quite a moment for the embattled head coach.

Brodziansky leads TCU past Illinois State 80-71 - Frogs O' War
The Slovakian scored 16 second-half points to help TCU come back to win.

Manu Lecomte is Playing a Lot Like Tweety Carter - Our Daily Bears
Lecomte is on track to give Baylor hope for a season like 2010

What’s Happening In Raiderland? - Viva The Matadors
We were always a baseball school anyways.

THE TAILGATE: A Graphical Preview of Texas A&M vs LSU - Good Bull Hunting
We come to the end of another rollercoaster football season. Let’s stuff this turkey tiger.

Charlie Strong’s Press Conference - Barking Carnival
Should be interesting. Updates in the comments as it happens.

Conference USA Bowl Projections Roundup: C-USA Can Fill All Bowl Slots This Week - Underdog Dynasty
As many as seven teams can qualify for a bowl game at the end of the week.

Texans vs Raiders coverage