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Houston Texans News: December 1, 2016

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

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Houston Texans News

Packers' next opponent: Texans scouting report
It’ll be a two-time MVP against the NFL’s lowest-rated quarterback Sunday when the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans meet at Lambeau Field.

Texans' Brock Osweiler wants to 'write great ending to this story' - Houston Chronicle
The book on Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler isn't off to an encouraging start with personal plot lines dominated by his interceptions, errant throws and a lack of touchdowns and decisiveness.

Texans' J.J. Watt donates $10K to fundraiser for high school player in a coma - CBSSports.com
The three-time defensive player of the year might be hurt, but he found a way to make an impact

Packers, Aaron Rodgers host Texans with momentum in tow - Houston Chronicle
Desperate to salvage their woefully inconsistent season, the Green Bay Packers came out swinging like a boxer on the ropes in Philadelphia on Monday night.

Texans' Charles James does his best Bill O'Brien impression - Houston Chronicle
Texans cornerback Charles James is known as one of the biggest jokers in the locker room, but on Wednesday, he took that sense of humor to the media.

Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins to sport domestic violence cleats - UPI.com
DeAndre Hopkins might be in a slump, but he's going strong in supporting the NFL's assault on domestic violence.

Texans show off specialty cleats for My Cause, My Cleats - Houston Chronicle
Texans players saw their specially designed cleats for Sunday's game at Green Bay for the NFL's My Cause, May Cleats campaign.

Benardrick McKinney's work shines for Texans | FOX Sports
Benardrick McKinney is often overshadowed

NFL News

NFL panic index, Week 13: Packers and Steelers will somehow find their way in the playoffs - SBNation.com
The Bills and Bucs are giving their fans glimmers of hope, but they’re more pretenders than contenders.

Jared Goff showed he has the talent to shake off his rookie struggles - SBNation.com
Don’t hate Jared Goff for taking a long time to get acclimated to the NFL. Offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz explains rookie pressure, and how Goff broke through it in Week 12.

Jeff Fisher is not the right coach for Los Angeles ... or any other NFL team - SBNation.com
The Rams head coach is finally being held accountable for losing, and he is not handling it well.

Andy Reid hopes Julio Jones ‘misses the bus’ - SBNation.com
Any defense’s best chance to contain Jones is for Jones to not even show up for the game.

NFL picks 2016, Week 13: Experts say Cowboys win 11th in a row, but have little faith in Giants - SBNation.com
Our experts suggest the Cowboys widen their lead in the NFC as the postseason draws near

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros were in the hunt for Yoenis Cespedes - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston apparently falls just short in getting the Cuban outfielder.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors game preview - The Dream Shake
The Rockets look to get back on track when they head to the Bay to take on the Golden State Warriors.

Texas Longhorns star RB D’Onta Foreman announces he’ll enter NFL Draft - Burnt Orange Nation
After carrying the ‘Horns offense on his back as a junior, Foreman is headed to the NFL.

Bears Defeat Sam Houston State 79-45 - Our Daily Bears
The Bears move to 7-0 on the season

Reaction: Texas Tech Defeats Incarnate Word, 69-48 - Viva The Matadors
The Red Raiders are now 6-1.

Frogs beat Washington (again), 86-71 - Frogs O' War
TCU is now 7-0 to start the season.

Charlie Strong’s $11.2 Million Parting Handshake - Good Bull Hunting
A look at some of the trends that lead to these huge figures.

Texas Longhorns Assistant Coaching Staff - Barking Carnival
(UPDATED 11/29 9:30 AM) It’s been confirmed that none of Charlie Strong’s prior staff will be retained following Tom Herman’s meetings with staff yesterday morning. As Tom Herman’s staff begins to...

Rob Lovejoy retires from soccer - Dynamo Theory
Lovejoy announces retirement on Twitter.

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