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Houston Texans News: December 26, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 26, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Breakfast: The Texans learn their playoff seeding
On Sunday the Texans found out what seed they'll be in the playoffs.

Houston Texans a Sneaky Contender in NFL Playoffs? | FOX Sports
The Houston Texans have officially won the AFC South and are in the NFL Playoffs. Could they be a sneaky contender in the postseason? Don't count on it.We've all been down this path before when it comes to the Houston Texans. They tend to play hard when it matters most and earn an entry ...

NFL Week 17 early odds: Titans favored over Texans despite Marcus Mariota's injury -
Here's an early look at the lines for all NFL games being played in Week 17.

Under pressure, Texans corner A.J. Bouye comes up big again - Houston Chronicle
Frequently targeted by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye held up under pressure.

Texans take South after Bullock miss
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have had more than their share of bad luck this season with J.J. Watt playing just three games before season-ending back surgery and high-priced offseason pickup Brock Osweiler playing so poorly that he was benched last week.

Texans' opponent in playoffs likely to be Raiders or Chiefs - Houston Chronicle
After winning a second consecutive AFC South title, the Texans are satisfied to sit back and watch other playoff teams determine who is coming to NRG Stadium for the first round of the playoffs.

NFL Playoff Picture: Steelers, Dolphins, Giants, Texans clinch spots - NFL Nation- ESPN
The NFL's playoff picture gained two entrants on Saturday and three more on Sunday, as Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Miami, New York and Houston are all in.

Texans backup Alfred Blue delivers pivotal touchdown run - Houston Chronicle
With a bit of patience and power, Texans backup running back Alfred Blue busted through a huge hole on the left side.

NFL News

Broncos vs. Chiefs 2016 final score: Kansas City ends Denver’s playoff hopes in 33-10 win -
A pair of big plays made things easy for the Kansas City offense.

NFL mock draft 2017: What if teams earned their draft position by winning? -
Myles Garrett to the Cowboys? Deshaun Watson to the Patriots? Welcome to up is down mock draft.

Ravens vs. Steelers 2016 final score: Pittsburgh pulls out comeback victory to clinch AFC North -
The Steelers leaned on Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Dontari Poe, all 346 pounds of him, just threw the heaviest touchdown pass ever -
Dontari Poe, quarterback.

Antonio Brown reached across 4 Ravens defenders on his way to the division-clinching score -
This was a phenomenal effort.

Houston & Collegiate News

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays From The Crawfish Boxes - The Crawfish Boxes
As I wake up sweating on Christmas Day and go sit by my Christmas tree after turning on the air conditioning, I’m overwhelmed with a feeling of "This is Christmas in Houston." feeling of "This is...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Dream Shake - The Dream Shake
The grinch has stolen Christmas Day basketball from Houston Rockets fans this year but no matter. There is still plenty of basketball but it’s just not the same without a Rockets game. I wanted to...

2018 OG Barton Clement includes Texas in his top 5 - Burnt Orange Nation
A recent offer put the Longhorns in a good position early.

Daily Bears Report 12/26 - Our Daily Bears
Jim Grobe interview. More on Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Soccer’s Jackie Crowther.

What I want for Kliffmas - Viva The Matadors
My list of what I’m asking Kliff Kringle to bring me next year.

GBH’s Texas Bowl Hype Video: Texas A&M vs. Kansas State - Good Bull Hunting
A season of Aggie football highlights set to "Doom and Gloom" by The Rolling Stones with video footage from Texas A&M Athletics’ "The Pulse."

Houston Dynamo trade Will Bruin to Seattle Sounders - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo trade forward for GAM and TAM.

Bengals vs Texans coverage