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Houston Texans News: February 8, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, February 8, 2016.

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Houston Texans' J.J. Watt will try to make history again after joining - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt can become the first four-time AP Defensive Player of the Year next season after joining Lawrence Taylor as a three-time recipient Saturday.

With bevy of ex-Texans, Broncos top Panthers in Super Bowl 50 - Houston Chronicle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips did something Sunday with the Denver Broncos they were unable to do with the Texans – win a Super Bowl.

Back to Mexico: Texans-Raiders to play Nov. 21 in Mexico City -
The Oakland Raiders will host the Houston Texans at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Monday night, November 21. The game will be televised live on ESPN in the U.S. and on Televisa and ESPN in Mexico.

Phillips masterminds Broncos' defense to win elusive title - Houston Chronicle
Phillips' smothering defense shut down Cam Newton, and the Denver Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10 to give Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title Sunday.

Ex-Texans tight end Owen Daniels savors Broncos' Super Bowl win - Houston Chronicle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - It took Denver tight end Owen Daniels 10 years to finally reach a Super Bowl. During his first eight seasons with the Texans, he reached the playoffs twice but failed to advance beyond the divisional round.

Around the League

Super Bowl 2016: Broncos defense smothers Panthers in 24-10 win -
Defense has been the story of Super Bowl 50, specifically with seven Broncos sacks of Cam Newton and a Denver defensive touchdown. The Broncos also forced four Panthers turnovers and pulled away for a 24-10 win over Carolina.

Super Bowl 2016 final score: Broncos beat Panthers on the back of elite defense -
After racking up 80 points in two playoff games to get to the Super Bowl, the prolific Panthers offense was shut down by the top-rated Broncos defense.

Super Bowl halftime show 2016: Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars honor past performances -
This was ... good!

Marshawn Lynch retired during the Super Bowl in the most perfect way possible -
If this is it for Lynch, he announced it in style.

Super Bowl 2016 MVP: Von Miller picks up top honor -
Von Miller had two turnovers and was the clear MVP for the Broncos in their Super Bowl victory over the Panthers.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

The Crawfish Boxes' 2016 Top 30 Astros prospect list - The Crawfish Boxes
A closer look at the Top 30 Astros prospects.

Rockets come out slow, get blown out by Portland 96-79 - The Dream Shake
The game started at 4 p.m. Central standard time, and it was like no one told the Rockets.

WATCH: Charlie Strong talks Texas Longhorns 2016 recruiting class with LHN - Burnt Orange Nation
"This is the University of Texas at the end of the day. And that's why we're able to sell it the way we sell."

Moral Victories, Expectations, And Texas Tech Basketball - Viva The Matadors
No matter your emotions after a "disappointing" conference run, Texas Tech is either matching or exceeding everyone's expectations.

Outmatched and Undermanned: Kansas Destroys TCU 75-56 - Frogs O' War
The 7th-ranked Jayhawks exploited a significant talent gap between the two teams, blowing out the Frogs 75-56 in Fort Worth.

Bears Falter in a 69-80 Loss at West Virginia - Our Daily Bears
Despite a low number of turnovers, Baylor's offense failed it again while West Virginia was hot from deep.

LSU 88, Mississippi State 77: Bullish on the Tigers - And The Valley Shook
The Tigers absorbed an early deficit and then roared into sole possession of 1st place in the SEC

Von Miller wins Super Bowl MVP - Good Bull Hunting
The All-Pro Aggie had a performance for the ages on football's biggest stage.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders - Barking Carnival
The Texas Longhorns were able to overcome a sleepy first half to beat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 69-59 at home. That first half was...suboptimal, to put it nicely. Other than Javan Felix, pretty...

Significant Changes Coming To Southern Miss Coaching Staff - Underdog Dynasty
Monken's move to the NFL has set forth a domino effect that will end up ushering in a very different coaching staff at Southern Miss.

Houston Dynamo notch preseason win over San Jose Earthquakes - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo get their first preseason win.