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Houston Texans News: November 7, 2016

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

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Houston Texans

Breakfast: Aiming for return game explosiveness
The punt and kickoff return units for the Texans might see some new faces in the second half of the season.

Texans want Braxton Miller to 'cut it loose' - Houston Chronicle
Athletic, big and sure-handed, rookie Braxton Miller is still adjusting to his new position as the Texans' slot receiver after primarily playing quarterback at Ohio State.

Houston Texans need to improve away from home - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Houston Texans' home and road splits this season are quite straightforward.

Lions safety fined for hit on Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz - Houston Chronicle
Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson was fined $24,309 by the NFL for a hit on Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz.

Texans find ways to step up on defense without J.J. Watt - Houston Chronicle
The nightmare scenario unfolded in September deep inside the tunnels of Gillette Stadium following the Texans' blowout loss to the New England Patriots as star defensive end J.J. Watt trudged out of the locker room in obvious discomfort toward the team bus.

NFL News

NFL scores and more, Week 9: What happened Sunday -
Oakland leads a really fun AFC West race. That and everything else from Sunday’s NFL action.

2017 NFL mock draft: What if the Browns pass on Deshaun Watson at No. 1? -
Do the Cleveland Browns take a quarterback with the first overall pick in next year's draft, or do they go with the best player available? Three signal callers get picked in the top 10 of the the latest mock draft, with some surprising destinations.

The Rams didn’t lose because of Case Keenum. They lost because of Jeff Fisher. -
It’s well past time for Fisher to make a change, but he doesn’t see it.

Broncos vs. Raiders 2016 final score: Oakland is the new king of the AFC West after 30-20 win -
The Raiders outplayed the Broncos from the beginning, and they locked up the win and took the lead in the division.

How the Cowboys became Dak Prescott’s team and not Tony Romo’s -
It’s been a long, confusing journey to decide who exactly will be Dallas’ starting quarterback when the time comes to make a decision.

The Cowboys celebrated their 7-1 record by doing the Mannequin Challenge on a plane ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ -
On a plane!

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros exercise 2017 option for Evan Gattis - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston completes no-brainer move to return El Oso Blanco.

Rockets’ sloppy play leads to comfortable Hawks win - The Dream Shake
The Rockets couldn’t take care of the ball or get defensive stops, leading to a blowout loss to the Hawks

D’Onta Foreman’s 341 rushing yards carry Texas to 45-37 win over Texas Tech - Burnt Orange Nation
The star running back should have set the school record, but had enough opportunities to help the ‘Horns win.

Immediate Reaction: Texas Tech vs Texas - Viva The Matadors
Texas outlasts Texas Tech 45-37.

Frogs Stifle Bears, Cruise to Big Road Win - Frogs O' War
The Frogs dropped 62 points on the no. 13 Bears, dominating from start to finish.

#TruthDontLie Baylor Just Lost to TCU at Home by 40 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears fall 62-22. What happened before the game was not okay either.

Post-game thoughts: Texas A&M loses to Mississippi State 35-28 - Good Bull Hunting
Aggies get out matched on both sides the ball and suffer a bad loss.

Postgame Reaction: Texas- 45, Texas Tech- 37 - Barking Carnival
D'onta Foreman and the left side of the Texas OL turned in an all-time performance (33-341-3tds), the Texas defense played its best, most cohesive game of the season (held Tech to 4.8 yards per...

FAU Ends Their Losing Streak, Beats Rice 42-25 - Underdog Dynasty
FAU played their talent and looked incredible today as true freshman Devin Singletary broke ankles and tackles while putting his name in the record book.

Predicting the USMNT’s roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers - Dynamo Theory
Predicting who Jurgen Klinsmann will pick for World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Costa Rica.

Texans vs Jaguars coverage