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Houston Texans News: September 12, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 12, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Houston Texans hope balanced offense is their calling card this season - AFC South- ESPN
Houston showed off its new quarterback and new running game with a 50-50 split, keeping everyone involved with a productive debut in Week 1.

The Texans might have a viable offense, and that should frighten the rest of the NFL | FOX Sports
Houston beat Chicago 23-14 in a game that wasn't really that close.

Bob McNair on Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: 'He's doing what we thought he would do when he's healthy' - Houston Chronicle
Relentlessly chasing down Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney delivered a strong performance in his season debut.

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing leaves game vs. Chicago Bears with knee injury
A knee injury forced Texans LB Brian Cushing out of Sunday's game against the Bears.

Texans-Bears rewind: Five up, five down - Houston Chronicle
Osweiler was composed and accurate, delivering passes on time and escaping pressure in the pocket. Although he completed 22 of 35 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for a respectable 89.1 passer rating, Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins dropped two potential touchdown passes. That prevented Osweiler from having a four touchdown, 300-yard game in his Texans regular-season debut.

Texans linemen Derek Newton, Greg Mancz hold up against Bears - Houston Chronicle
For different reasons, it was a pivotal game Sunday for Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Greg Mancz.

Fan freebies after Texans win
The Houston Texans took down the Chicago Bears this weekend 23 to 14; but we are all the winners because a slew of local businesses handing are giving out freebies to celebrate.

Bears Vs. Texans: Notes, Scribbles, and Things Jotted Down - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears made some mistakes and the Texans simply didn't look back. But there were some interesting takeaways from the game. We're going over our notes from yesterday's loss.

Texans Beat Bears In Season Opener | Slideshow Photos | Houston Press
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11: The Houston Texans hosted their 2016 NFL season opener against the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on Sunday, September 11th,...

5 Facts About Texans Rookie WR Will Fuller " CBS Houston
For different reasons, it was a pivotal game Sunday for Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Greg Mancz.

NFL News

NFL scores and more, Week 1: What happened on Sunday -
Close games and missed kicks made for a wild opening Sunday to the 2016 NFL season. Oh, and Jimmy Garoppolo.

Jimmy Garoppolo plays like a real starting quarterback in Patriots' 23-21 win over Cardinals -
Garoppolo looked prepared and competent as the Patriots held on for a hard-fought win.

NFL scores 2016: Close games dominate in Week 1 -
Carson Wentz looked like the real deal in his first start while another rookie, Dak Prescott, was under center for the Cowboys' one-point loss to the Giants, and the Patriots won in Arizona. In all, 10 games on Sunday were decided by a TD or less.

David Johnson embarrassed 7 Patriots defenders on the same run -
The Patriots won, but not before David Johnson stripped their defense of its dignity.

The Cowboys needed Terrance Williams to get out of bounds to beat the Giants. He didn’t. -
Oh no!

Larry Fitzgerald catches his 100th career touchdown pass -
Fitzgerald is the 10th player in NFL history to reach the milestone.

A timeline of Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and the NFL players who joined him -
Colin Kaepernick was alone in his early protests, but has now been joined by players from around the league.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Mike Fiers Implodes in Astros' 9-5 Loss to Cubs - The Crawfish Boxes
Another starting pitcher fails to go five innings for the Astros in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

Texas pulls away from UTEP for dominating 41-7 performance - Burnt Orange Nation
Despite a host of injuries, the ‘Horns finished strong in taking care of business against the Miners.

The best Yao Ming stories before his Hall of Fame induction - The Dream Shake
We have been deluged by thoughtful paeans to the Chinese big man. Good.

Five thoughts on Texas Tech 55, Arizona State 68 - Viva The Matadors
Pac-12 after dark gets the best of Texas Tech as the offense runs beautifully but the defense can't contain the Sun Devils dominant rushing attack.

Frogs Fall Out of the Top 25 - Frogs O' War
After struggling with an FCS foe and dropping a tough one to Arkansas, TCU finds themselves unranked for the first time in two years.

Why Can’t Baylor Win the Big 12? - Our Daily Bears
Through two weeks of the season, the Big 12 looks the weakest it has in years. KU and Iowa State may be much better by 2019, but their current teams seem unlikely to win another game that does not...

Texas A&M climbs to 20th in Coaches Poll, 17th in AP - Good Bull Hunting
A&M is among eight SEC teams in the Top 25.

Shooting From the Hip: Texas Longhorns 41, UTEP Miners 7 - Barking Carnival
This college football day profiled as a series of seal clubbings, but saw plenty of fluffy-coated, doe-eyed darlings rising up to clamp down on their oppressors’ Achilles' tendons and leave them...

Houston-Lamar Game Recap - Underdog Dynasty
The Cougars wrecked the Cardinals, as expected.

Lloyd leads Dash to victory over Breakers - Dynamo Theory
Carli Lloyd's second-half brace made the difference in Houston's victory over Boston

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