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Houston Texans News: December 5, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 5, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Bill O'Brien: 'These last four games are all playoff games' - NFL Nation- ESPN
With three straight losses, the Texans have played themselves back into the pack in the AFC South, but they still control their postseason destiny.

Final 4 of 2016 "are playoff games" for Texans
Bill O'Brien and the Texans talked about the importance of the final quarter of the season.

Texans: Reasons for pessimism after loss to Green Bay - Houston Chronicle
Five reasons to be pessimistic about the Texans after their 21-13 loss in Green Bay on Sunday.

Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller injures shoulder
Houston Texans rookie wide receiver Braxton Miller left Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with a shoulder injury.

Texans' loss has Indianapolis Colts in position to control own destiny - AFC South- ESPN
The Colts find themselves in the driver's seat in the AFC South after the Texans suffered their third straight defeat on Sunday.

John McClain's report card for Texans vs. Packers - Houston Chronicle
The Texans lost their third straight game, this time stumbling in the snow at Green Bay, 21-13.

Texans' Tom Savage hospitalized with elbow infection | NFL | Sporting News

NFL News

NFL scores and more, Week 13: What happened Sunday - SBNation.com
Eric Berry is AMAZING. The Seahawks can’t replace Earl Thomas. All that and everything else from Week 13 in the NFL.

Earl Thomas breaks leg against Panthers and says retirement is running `through my mind` - SBNation.com
The Seahawks safety missed the first NFL game of his career last week.

Cam Newton admits he was benched for not wearing a tie - SBNation.com
Newton also said that his lack of neckwear was not the reason the Panthers lost 40-7 to the Seahawks.

Eric Berry made plays the Chiefs needed in emotional Atlanta homecoming - SBNation.com
Berry was able to seal the game for his Chiefs to beat the Falcons on the road.

Jeff Fisher's problems are never his fault, and he has a contract extension to prove it - SBNation.com
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.

Lions, I'm sorry I didn't believe in you - SBNation.com
The Lions deserve more respect than anyone has given them, including me.

Houston & Collegiate News

Astros sign outfielder Carlos Beltran, per report - The Crawfish Boxes
Beltran returns to Houston 12 years after his historic playoff run.

Donatas Motiejunas signs 4-year, $37 million offer sheet with Nets - The Dream Shake
Now the clock is ticking.

Report: Cincinnati will target Charlie Strong to replace Tommy Tuberville - Burnt Orange Nation
If Strong gets hired, the ‘Horns will save money on his buyout..

TCU Football to Face Georgia in Liberty Bowl - Frogs O' War
The Frogs will take on an SEC opponent for the second time in three years, this time in Memphis.

Baylor Football Coaching Search: Bears Interview Jeff Brohm - Our Daily Bears
Bruce Feldman reports Baylor has interviewed the Western Kentucky coach.

Tommy Tuberville steps down at Cincinnati - Viva The Matadors
The former Texas Tech coach resigns after a 4-8 season.

Texas A&M will play Kansas State in the 2016 Texas Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies will stay close to home and revisit a Big 12 opponent.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas 77, Alabama 68 - Barking Carnival
Scoring is fun, we should do more of that.

UTSA Will Travel to Albuquerque for Their First Ever Bowl Game - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners are bowl eligible for the first time in program history and will return to a familiar locale in their first bowl game.

SB Nation’s Mock Expansion Draft: Houston Dynamo’s Protected List - Dynamo Theory
Two teams...er...blogs will be picking in this year’s Mock Expansion Draft.

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