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Houston Texans News: December 7, 2016

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Texans unofficial depth chart vs. Indianapolis
Check out the Texans depth chart for Sunday's game.

Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick | Bleacher Report
Despite a rough start to the season, the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) can move ahead of the Houston Texans (6-6) in the race for the AFC South title with a victory in their second meeting Sunday...

A Quick Look: Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts
Intro: The AFC South lead is on the line this Sunday afternoon when the Colts (6-6) and Texans (6-6) oppose each other at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here’s a "Quick Look" of the Colts and Texans meeting up in Week 14.

Breaking down the Colts' next opponent: Houston Texans (Week 14)
Next up for the Colts are the Houston Texans, who delivered one of the worst moments of the Colts' season with their comeback 26-23 overtime win on October 16. The Texans are...

Texans' offensive line aware pass protection needs improvement - Houston Chronicle
Under heavy duress with heavy defensive linemen zeroing in on him inside the Texans' backfield, quarterback Brock Osweiler didn't have another escape artist trick up his sleeve this time.

With inconsistent offense, Houston Texans have small margin for error - NFL Nation- ESPN
As the stakes get higher, Texans coach Bill O'Brien notes his team needs to take particular care to play mistake-free football.

18 observations from Texans at Packers
Sunday at snowy Lambeau Field was the definition of winnable; alas, it didn’t end with a Texans win. Here are 18 observations from Sunday’s 21-13 loss to Green Bay.

NFL News

NFL picks 2016, Week 14: Experts leaning Chiefs over Raiders, Cowboys over Giants - SBNation.com
Home-field advantage will play a big role this week. Except in Jersey.

Joe Buck once called a Brett Favre touchdown while peeing in a trash can - SBNation.com
It happens.

Khalil Mack is sowing destruction and becoming a Defensive Player of the Year favorite - SBNation.com
Khalil Mack has been making his biggest players in the biggest moments for the Raiders, vaulting him up among the NFL Defensive Player of the Year favorites.

Jason Pierre-Paul is out 6 weeks after sports hernia surgery - SBNation.com
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is out for six weeks after having surgery to repair a sports hernia. He underwent the procedure Wednesday morning, according to ESPN. That leaves...

Why Willie Taggart’s being hired as Oregon’s new head coach - SBNation.com
Taggart turned USF into one of the country’s most exciting offenses. He can recruit, he’s flexible, and he’s won in unprecedented ways at two schools so far.

Don’t let the smile fool you. Willie Taggart is done being ignored - SBNation.com
The man who’s built the Bulls from 2-10 to the best record in school history has proved he can adapt, recruit, and lead. Now he’s heading to Oregon.

Rashaan Salaam, former Heisman Trophy winner and Bears RB, dies at age 42 - SBNation.com
The former Heisman Trophy winner was found in a Boulder park Monday night.

Houston & Collegiate News

Former Astro Carlos Gomez resigns with the Texas Rangers - The Crawfish Boxes
No surprise here.

Donatas Motiejunas no-shows physical, Rockets future in doubt - The Dream Shake
The Donuts saga continues.

A way-too-early look at Tom Herman’s Texas defense - Burnt Orange Nation
Previewing the multiple 3-4 defense Herman will likely install.

Five Frogs Make All-Big 12 Team - Frogs O' War
TCU linebacker Travin Howard is a first-team selection.

Temple’s Matt Rhule To Be Named New Baylor Head Football Coach - Our Daily Bears
Multiple sources, including Ashley Hodge and Bruce Feldmen are reporting that Temple head coach Matt Rhule is to be named Baylor’s new head football coach. Rhule spent four seasons at Temple. After...

The Air Raid Podcast: #69 - Viva The Matadors
Basketball Edition 12/6

AGGIE FLASHBACK: The 1997 Big 12 Championship Game, Dec. 6, 1997 - Good Bull Hunting
Happy Tuesday. Today in Aggie Football History is one we can’t seem to forget, no matter how hard we try.

Former Temple Head Coach Matt Rhule is Baylor’s New Head Coach - Underdog Dynasty
After winning an American Athletic Conference championship, Rhule has accepted a new challenge at the Power Five level.

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