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Houston Texans News: December 13, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans in control of AFC South with 3 games left | FOX Sports
Texans in control of their division with only three games left to play.

Brock Osweiler thinks Houston Texans red-zone offense 'unacceptable' - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans have been one of the NFL's worst in converting their red-zone opportunities into touchdowns, something they need to improve.

Texans' offensive line overcame personnel shuffle - Houston Chronicle
Forced to shuffle their personnel and configurations due to injuries, the Texans' offensive line still delivered a formidable blocking performance Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Bill O'Brien on Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: 'Disruptive' - Houston Chronicle
One day after arguably the top performance of Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's career, coach Bill O'Brien praised the former top overall draft pick.

Bill O'Brien's Texans nothing if not gritty - Houston Chronicle
Bill O'Brien is approaching his three-year anniversary as a Texan.

Bob McNair on Texans' win: 'They stepped up' - Houston Chronicle
Standing inside a victorious locker room, Texans owner Bob McNair acknowledged this was a particularly satisfying win over the Indianapolis Colts.

NFL News

Ravens vs. Patriots 2016 final score: New England outlasts Baltimore despite costly miscues -
They also maintained their top spot in the AFC.

NFL power rankings, Week 15: Patriots jump Cowboys for top spot -
A stumble for the Cowboys means there’s a new No. 1.

Jonez on Jonez: It's Week 14 and the 2016 NFL season is only getting weirder -
The Lions are leading the Packers. People are still paying to watch the Browns and Bengals. What the hell is going on with 2016?

Jeff Fisher's problems are never his fault, and now he’s fired! -
Nobody in the NFL is as good at being bad at their job as Jeff Fisher, but he’s got a million excuses for that. Let’s review them.

Steelers and Bengals fans reveal the depth of their heated rivalry -
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals square off in Week 15. We all know the teams aren't all that fond of each other ... and that bleeds down to their fans.

Houston & College Sports News

Astros interested in Royals pitchers Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura - The Crawfish Boxes
Add Ventura to Houston’s list of targets.

Rockets avoid trap, narrowly escape Nets 122-118 - The Dream Shake
Houston wins its seventh straight behind Harden’s near triple-double.

Texas announces hire of former Rutgers OC Drew Mehringer - Burnt Orange Nation
The Lone Star State native is expected to be a position coach and the passing game coordinator.

TCU News: Daniels Joins the Frog Fold - Frogs O' War
Gary Patterson picked up an important defensive piece, Dixon’s ballers get back on track.

Daily Bears Report 12/13 - Our Daily Bears
Bears keep garnering Big XII weekly awards. Men’s basketball garner’s 6 No 1 votes in AP Poll. BOR Thumbs Nose at Bears for Leadership Reform.

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings - Viva The Matadors
Who’s up, who’s down?

Daily Bull 12. 12.16: on the footwear of Von Miller - Good Bull Hunting
Warm your feet this Holiday season with your favorite linebacker’s designs.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 71, Long Beach State 65 - Barking Carnival
Another Second Half Surge Seals the UT Win.

Ranking the best bowl games in the G5 - Underdog Dynasty
There are a lot of quality matchups involving the G5 this bowl season.

Houston Dynamo announce players protected for Expansion Draft - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo protect 11 players for upcoming MLS Expansion Draft.

Jaguars vs Texans coverage