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Houston Texans News: December 9, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, December 9, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Colts prepared to battle Texans for division lead | FOX Sports
Houston Texans-Indianapolis Colts preview.

Texans' Jadeveon Clowney on Colts game: 'I'll be out there' - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have always maintained some level of optimism surrounding the health of standout defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for Sunday's important AFC South divisional game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Madden Preview: Texans vs. Colts
Using Madden 17, we preview Sunday's game.

Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz having breakthrough season - Houston Chronicle
The emergence of tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz as a consistent downfield threat in the passing game has provided a boost to the Texans' offense.

Texans confident in A.J. Bouye with Johnathan Joseph hurt - Houston Chronicle
Cracked ribs and a bruised lung have prevented Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph from practicing this week.

Texans ready for division showdown with Colts |
Let’s play good news, bad news.

Jadeveon Clowney of Houston Texans says he'll play against Indianapolis Colts
Jadeveon Clowney says he will face the Colts on Sunday, a big boost for the Texans entering the AFC South showdown.

Brock Osweiler says he’s ready for a "must win" game vs. Colts | ProFootballTalk
Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler knows just how important Sunday's game against the Colts is, with the two teams at 6-6 and part of a three-way tie atop the AFC South. "This game Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, this is the biggest game of our season," Osweiler said.

NFL News

Raiders vs. Chiefs 2016 final score: Kansas City takes AFC West lead with win over Oakland -
It was an important win for the Chiefs that helped shape the AFC postseason picture.

Jack Del Rio got the Raiders to embrace the Black Hole in their hearts -
Oakland’s building a dynasty thanks to good drafting, smart free agent moves, and a head coach who’s a Raiders lifer.

Eric Berry and Earl Thomas were born to play the NFL's most vulnerable position -
NFL safeties have to be everything to the teams they play for.

Marquette King is more than the NFL's most fun punter -
Labeling him as the NFL’s most fun punter would be short-changing him. He’s also a key part of the Raiders’ success.

Raiders vs. Chiefs live scores, highlights, updates, and more from ‘Thursday Night Football’ -
The highest-stakes game of 2016 went down in primetime.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

2016 Winter Meetings: Jose Quintana trade talk stalls - The Crawfish Boxes
Alex Bregman could be the sticking point once again in trade talks.

Donatas Motiejunas, B.J. Armstrong, Rockets are officially in a stalemate - The Dream Shake
What should be a cut-and-dry scenario has suddenly gotten very messy, and the blame lies squarely on one side.

Former Texas Longhorns RB D’Onta Foreman wins Doak Walker Award - Burnt Orange Nation
D’Onta Foreman will leave Texas as the nation’s top running back.

20 TCU Gifts You Never Knew You Needed - Frogs O' War
Your guide to quirky and cool TCU stuff that you really don’t need but actually do.

Art Briles Sues Three Board Members and Reagan Ramsower - Our Daily Bears
One day after the new coach is hired, Briles has filed suit.

Path to the Postseason: Survive and Advance - Viva The Matadors
A Narrow Win Over Rice Keeps the Red Raiders Afloat.

Daily Bull 12.8.16 - let’s talk bowl expectations - Good Bull Hunting
"I don't won't another drink,I only want that last one again" - James McMurtry

Shooting From the Corner: Michigan 53, Texas 50 - Barking Carnival
Texas is undefeated in horseshoes; basketball, not so much.

Texans vs Colts coverage