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Houston Texans News: September 27, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Bill O'Brien refuses to talk about Patriots game - Houston Chronicle
The Texans have moved on from the 27-0 loss at New England, and they have turned their attention to Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Texans: facing Marcus Mariota "a challenge"
The Texans said Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be a challenge to face on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Texans linebacker John Simon off to fast start - Houston Chronicle
The emergence of Texans outside linebacker John Simon as a productive pass rusher and run-stopper began last season.

Texans' Chris Clark staying ready as Duane Brown returns - Houston Chronicle
Texans offensive tackle Chris Clark has held down the fort on the left side while three-time Pro Bowl blocker Duane Brown recuperated from surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon.

NFL Picks Week 4: Texans rebound vs. Titans; Saints can't handle Chargers | NOLA.com
NFL Picks Week 4 against the spread and straight up for all 16 games.

NFL News

2016 NFL power rankings, Week 4: Broncos and Patriots prove they’re the NFL’s elite - SBNation.com
It’s hard to argue the Broncos and Patriots aren’t the NFL’s elite after they dominated September.

The Falcons' offense sizzled and the defense did just enough to win a 45-32 shootout with the Saints - SBNation.com
Both offenses played well, but Atlanta's defense stepped up with a few key plays to help the Falcons finish on top.

10 years later, the Saints still feel the significance of the Superdome's first game after Hurricane Katrina - SBNation.com
The Saints beat the Falcons a decade ago on 'Monday Night Football,' but it was about more than just the win.

Carson Wentz and the Eagles were incredible on a day when most of the NFL was not - SBNation.com
The Cardinals, Panthers, and Steelers reminded us that the teams we think are great can look terrible at any time.

Washington imploded just in time to beat the Giants - SBNation.com
No team channels locker room tension into a win quite like Washington does.

Houston & Collegiate News

Mariners 4, Astros 3 (11): Cano snuffs out Astros playoff chances - The Crawfish Boxes
Cano’s two-home run day keeps M’s in the race.

#PointBeard is a full go: James Harden is the Rockets’ starting point guard - The Dream Shake
Mike D’Antoni listens to the bloggers.

How LSU firing Les Miles could help Texas in recruiting - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns now have a better shot of landing the nation’s No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 1 defensive tackle.

Red Raiders in the Pros - Week 3 - Viva The Matadors
Red Raiders Feature in the Titans-Raiders game.

TCU News: GP Says TCU Treats Him Well - Frogs O' War
GP put Frog fans’ hearts at ease Monday afternoon.

Meet the Press: Iowa State - Our Daily Bears
Notes from Jim Grobe’s weekly presser.

3 Things We Learned: Texas A&M vs Arkansas - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies ran over, around, and through the Razorbacks Saturday, riding a big second half to victory.

LSU’s New Football Coach Odds - Barking Carnival
Whoever set these LSU coaching odds for BookMaker.eu clearly has not seen Kingsbury's teams play defense. pic.twitter.com/wZuCo73yvc— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 26, 2016 Interesting. ...

Mean Green stuffs Rice 42-35 in double-overtime thriller - Underdog Dynasty
North Texas overcomes 17-0 deficit to keep Rice winless.

How did FIFA 17 do with the Dynamo’s player ratings? - Dynamo Theory
EA Sports has released FIFA 17 ratings for every Dynamo player, so it’s time to see how they did.

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