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Houston Texans News: December 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 19, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Breakfast: Texans can clinch AFC South if...
Here are the ways the Texans can clinch the AFC South title.

Houston Texans: Brock Osweiler benched in favor of Tom Savage |
Texans backup QB Tom Savage provided the Houston offense with a spark that Brock Osweiler didn't have in victory against Jaguars.

Texans: Reasons for optimism after win over Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
There's plenty of reason for optimism for the Texans after a 21-20 win over Jacksonville on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

NFL roundup: Jaguars fire coach after losing to Texans | Football |
Texans rally past Jaguars, who fire coach after game in which Houston benches QB.

Texans: Reasons for pessimism after victory vs. Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
Here are a few reasons for despair after the Texans' victory over the Jaguars at home.

Texans’ Johnathan Joseph expects to return for Bengals game - Houston Chronicle
The Texans may get some reinforcements at cornerback Saturday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.

John McClain's report card for Texans vs. Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
It's tough to grade the Texans after their 21-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins, Jaguars’ Jalen Ramsey enjoy budding rivalry - Houston Chronicle
Grappling for position and leaping into the air for contested catches, Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was in a serious battle Sunday with precocious Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Savage steps in to lead Texans over Jaguars 21-20 - The Washington Post
Tom Savage hadn’t played in a meaningful game in more than two years before coming in for the Houston Texans after Brock Osweiler was benched Sunday.

Colts may not have horses to catch Titans, Texans in ugly AFC South race
Colts looked great Sunday, but may not have horses (or time) to catch Titans or Texans.

NFL News

NFL scores, Week 15: Catch up on Sunday's highlights, news, and results -
The Broncos are fading fast, the Giants aren’t getting enough credit, and the AFC South is pretty damn interesting! Let’s recap Week 15.

Buccaneers vs. Cowboys 2016 final score: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott get Dallas to 12-2 with 26-20 win -
The Buccaneers showed they can hang with the best despite the loss.

The last time the Raiders made the playoffs, the world gave us Nickelback, ‘American Idol’ -
2002 gave us How You Remind Me, The Santa Clause 2, and Kelly Clarkson.

Gus Bradley built a culture that didn’t care about wins, and they never came -
The Jaguars were okay with losing as long as the team got better. That meant the losses just kept on coming.

Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a giant kettle and stole our hearts -

Houston & Collegiate News

The Astros (Probably) Shouldn’t Trade Those Prospects for Jose Quintana - The Crawfish Boxes
A quick exercise in player valuation between Jose Quintana and the rumored return from Houston.

Rockets win in biggest comeback of the year vs. Timberwolves - The Dream Shake
Did this team forget how to lose?

Texas volleyball falls to Stanford 3-1 in NCAA Championship match - Burnt Orange Nation
A two-set deficit to open the match proved to be too much for the ‘Horns to overcome.

TCU routs Texas Southern, 96-59 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs led by as many as 39 on their way to 10-1.

How to survive the off season - Viva The Matadors
The winter is dark and cold and it is upon us.

Instant Reaction: Aggies Fall Short Against Arizona, 67-63 - Good Bull Hunting
Turnovers and sloppy play prevented the Ags from nearly stealing a victory from Arizona. A&M now falls to 0-3 against the Pac-12 this season.

Shooting From the Corner: The Oliver Millers 77, Texas 74 - Barking Carnival
Texas loses another winnable game.

Dynamo select Seattle full back Dylan Remick in stage one of the MLS Re-Entry Draft - Dynamo Theory
Three teams made selections in the Re-Entry Draft.

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