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Houston Texans News: September 9, 2016

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

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Houston Texans News

Texans' Will Fuller dealing with hamstring injury - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is still dealing with a hamstring injury that limited him in practice the past two days.

Madden Matchup: Texans vs. Bears
Using Madden 17, we preview the Texans matchup against the Bears.

Bill O'Brien: 9-7 is not the bar for Houston Texans -
The Houston Texans are setting the bar higher than a 9-7 finish, which was good enough to get them into the playoffs last season. The AFC South is ripe for the taking and coach Bill O'Brien knows it.

J.J. Watt surprised some Texans teammates with his cameo in 'Bad Moms' - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt says his cameo in the comedy was "a blast," and got some positive reviews for his performance from his Texans teammates.

First Glance: Texans vs. Bears
Drew Dougherty detailed 5 things to watch when the Texans host the Bears in the 2016 season opener.

Texans have high expectations for Lamar Miller - Houston Chronicle
Running back Lamar Miller, limited to 14 carries for 50 yards in preseason, starts his first game against the Texans on Sunday.

Texans' Will Fuller set to make debut despite injury - Houston Chronicle
Rookie receiver Will Fuller, the Texans' first-round pick from Notre Dame, has been limited in practice this week because of a hamstring injury.

Texans Rewind: Beating Dallas in franchise opener - Houston Chronicle
In three days, the Texans kick off their 15th season.

Texans, ex-Longhorn Duke Thomas reach injury settlement - Houston Chronicle
The former Horn and the team that signed him as an UDFA have come to terms on his departure.

NFL News

Broncos beat the Panthers, 21-20, in the Super Bowl matchup we all wish happened in February -
It was a close, hard-fought game, and the Broncos came out on top.

The NFL opened the season with referees missing a bunch of illegal hits to Cam Newton’s head -
The NFL needs to be much better at penalizing players for targeting, and recognizing potential brain injuries on the field.

Cam Newton proves he is the MVP of dental hygiene by flossing on the sideline -
That's excellent dental care.

The Broncos opened the season 1-0 when icing the kicker actually worked -
It may not work often, but it did for Denver.

Cam Newton breaks NFL record for career rushing touchdowns by a QB -
Cam Newton passed Steve Young in the record books on Thursday.

Panthers lineman is one penalty away from being ejected because he jumped a bunch after a TD -
Players will be ejected after two unsportsmanlike penalties in 2016.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Dear Diary: Astros lose 8-7 I mean 10-7 to Indians - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros suffered a frustrating loss on a crazy day when the Indians were gifted two runs, the Astros staged a comeback effort, and both teams got to sit in their dugouts and watch replays of the terrible call during a rain delay.

Jeff Van Gundy's ode to Yao Ming's Hall of Fame career - The Dream Shake
Yao made an impact on almost everyone, including his coach.

Vance Bedford reflects on Texas’ struggles against Notre Dame, looks ahead to UTEP - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns made too many mistakes against the Fighting Irish.

THE FILM ROOM PREVIEWS - Arizona State Sun Devils - Viva The Matadors

Frogs in the Pros: NFL Update - Frogs O' War
With week one of the NFL season upon us, here’s where you can catch your favorite TCU players in the pros.

Podcast Episode 100: All About the Benjamin - Our Daily Bears
Fank and Pope retake the airwaves to talk Briles Saga, Northwestern State, look ahead to SMU, and celebrate 100 episodes of ODP.

Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M: guess the score - Good Bull Hunting
Predict this.

Texas Pregamer: UTEP - Barking Carnival
He’s a grizzled veteran who’s a season away from collegiate retirement. He’s a crazy, football-slinging Arlington cowboy. If these two can stand each other, the Bad Guys don’t stand a chance. ...

Three Things We Learned From Week 1 Sun Belt Football - Underdog Dynasty
Appalachian State is looking good, but what about everyone else?

Houston Dynamo Hope to Claim 2nd Road Win at Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
Injuries to both Houston and SKC could play a big factor in the outcome of this match.