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Houston Texans News: September 19, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 19, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

The Texans WRs emerge in Week 2 opportunity report -
The Texans duo is emerging as one of the NFL's most highly concentrated passing games with Fuller and Hopkins. Matt Harmon recaps all the target distributions from Week 2.

Chiefs stumble in a 19-12 loss to Texans | The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Chiefs committed three fumbles in a subpar offensive performance Sunday, and that — along with the Houston Texans’ improved offense — led to a 19-12 loss at NRG Stadium.

Houston Texans defense shines in victory over Kansas City Chiefs - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt was up to his old tricks, recording his first sack and fumble recovery of the season to go with 1.5 sacks, to lead the dominant Texans D.

Brock Osweiler throws two interceptions, but Texans beat Chiefs – The Denver Post
DeAndre Hopkins had 113 yards receiving and a touchdown and Nick Novak kicked four field goals, helping the Houston Texans to a 19-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Texans' defense never rests in putting clamps on Chiefs - Houston Chronicle
Standing in the pocket became a dangerous activity for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a man under siege Sunday as he was surrounded by a relentless defense.

Texans prep for new Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett - Houston Chronicle
In four days, the undefeated Texans travel to Gillette Stadium for a pivotal Thursday night game against the undefeated New England Patriots.

Texans' Jeff Allen: Win over ex-team 'feels good' - Houston Chronicle
Beating the Chiefs was especially meaningful for Texans offensive guard Jeff Allen.

Report: Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo could miss Thursday's game vs. Texans | FOX Sports
Garoppolo was injured in the Patriots' win over the Dolphins.

John McClain's report card for Texans vs. Chiefs - Houston Chronicle
There's plenty of reason for optimism around the Houston Texans with their 2-0 start and an impressive 19-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

A mixed performance for Brock Osweiler, but it's good enough for a win - Houston Chronicle
When Brock Osweiler screws up, he's quick to take the blame.

Fuller shines again in Houston's 19-12 win over Chiefs - San Francisco Chronicle
When the Houston Texans drafted Will Fuller in the first round this year the goal was to take some pressure off Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

NFL News

The Jaguars are losing by more than 30 and this defensive lineman is NOT HAPPY -
Jared Odrick is not happy.

Sam Bradford and the Vikings ring in their new stadium with 17-14 win over Packers -
The Vikings are still the team to beat in the NFC North, even without Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Peterson.

Jimmy Garoppolo is not expected play Thursday but may return for Week 4 -
After suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder against the Dolphins, Garoppolo is expected to be out this week against the Texans.

The Panthers aren't dabbing anymore. They're doing this instead (and getting penalized for it) -
Last year Cam Newton took "The Dab" and turned it into a craze when it became his go-to touchdown celebration. Now it appears the Carolina Panthers have a new dance...

The 1st TD at the Vikings' new stadium was an inadvertent homage to Prince -
Rodgers to Nelson.

The Rams aren't in St. Louis anymore, but they still own the Seahawks after 9-3 win -
Pete Carroll’s Seahawks did not fare so well on his first game in the Coliseum since leaving USC.

Drew Brees passes Dan Marino to claim No. 3 spot on all-time passing yardage list -
The long-time Saints quarterback is still putting up the yards 16 years into his NFL career.

The Jaguars drafted stoner offensive linemen with their first 2 picks in 2009 -
The Jaguars’ 2009 second-round pick revealed he played some of his best football games while high on marijuana.

Houston & Collegiate News

Houston Astros drop final game against Seattle Mariners, 7-3 - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros pen remains brilliant, but starter Doug Fister was another story.

James Harden is the most underappreciated player in the NBA - The Dream Shake
And that’s just not acceptable.

Texas falls to Cal, 50-43, after controversial non-recovery - Burnt Orange Nation
Penalties and an inability to stop the Webb-to-Hansen connection doomed the ‘Horns before another absurd ending for a Big 12 program.

Texas Tech beats LA Tech 59-45 - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech hosted Louisiana Tech this week, needing a win after a painful road loss last week against Arizona State.

Frogs Roll in Big 12 Opener, Beat Iowa State 41-20 - Frogs O' War
TCU won their first Big 12 home game of 2016 today against Iowa State, and looked good defensively for the first time this season.

Baylor Pulls Away in the Second Half, Cruises Past Rice 38-10. - Our Daily Bears
The Bears scored the last 24 points of the game and pulled away in the second half for the second week in a row.

Good win tonight.

Shooting From the Hip: Cal 50, Texas 43 - Barking Carnival
It’s late and that was ugly, and I’m at Willie Waylon McClyde’s place watching the Omaha Beach scene from Saving Private Ryan to cheer up. So let’s get to it and through it. OFFENSE About half...

Three Things we learned about the AAC in Week Three - Underdog Dynasty
East Carolina stumbles, and Houston recovers just in time, as the AAC finishes the third week still seeking a second ranked team.

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