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Houston Texans News: January 2, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 2, 2016.

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Houston Texans News

Texans Enter Playoffs as One of Worst Postseason Teams in Recent Memory | Bleacher Report
The Houston Texans are set to do more than just play a postseason game for the second straight year despite a quarterback depth chart that swallows all joy it comes in contact with.

Brock Osweiler 'prepared and ready,' but will Houston Texans need him? - AFC South- ESPN
Bill O'Brien isn't ready to commit publicly to a starting QB for their wild-card game, but Brock Osweiler will prepare like he's the guy.

Breakfast: Texans set miscellaneous milestones
Cornerback Kareem Jackson played in his 100th game as a Texan, and it tied him with former tight end Owen Daniels for the 8th -most in franchise history. Jackson also logged a pair of tackles on the day, and is now tied with former cornerback Dunta Robinson for the 4th-most career tackles with 396.

Texans have QB questions again after 24-17 loss to Titans
The Houston Texans are going into the playoffs with their quarterback situation unsettled once again, this time a combination of injury and improved play by Brock Osweiler.

Texans' A.J. Bouye: 'A lot of people sleep on us' - Houston Chronicle
Texans veteran cornerback A.J. Bouye already threw down the gauntlet, acknowledging motivation from doubters as his team enters the playoffs Saturday with an AFC wild-card game against the Oakland Raiders.

Texans 2017 opponents set after division title |
The Houston Texans have wrapped up the AFC South for the second year in a row and because of that, they now know who will be on the schedule in 2017.

Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz: Snaps TD drought in Week 17 loss -
Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz: Snaps TD drought in Week 17 loss.

Texans expect Lamar Miller, A.J. Bouye to return for playoff game - Houston Chronicle
The Texans anticipate starting running back Lamar Miller making a healthy return to their backfield in time for an upcoming AFC wild-card playoff game.

NFL News

Aaron Rodgers’ confidence carried the Packers into the playoffs -
Looking desperate after a 4-6 start, Rodgers promised that the Packers would run the table, thanks in large part to his skill and swagger.

NFL coaching tracker 2017: Rumors, hirings, and news -
Six NFL head coaching jobs are open and teams are already in the process of finding replacements.

2017 NFL mock draft: 2 rounds to get you ready for April -
Two rounds shows an average draft class, but one still offering plenty of talent for teams.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards game preview - The Dream Shake
Both the Rockets and Wizards are on winning streaks. One of them has to lose because there are no ties in basketball.

James Harden stands alone with historic triple-double - The Dream Shake
The Rockets guard is the only NBA player in history to ever record a 50 point, 15 rebounds, and 15 assists in a game.

3-star TE Reese Leitao commits to Texas - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns 2017 class adds depth at a position of need.

2016 Liberty Bowl: TCU vs Georgia in Photos - Frogs O' War
The Frogs fell in Memphis to close the 2016 season.

January 2 New Years Bowl Day - College Football Open Thread - Our Daily Bears
Game Previews and How to Watch. P.J. Fleck calls Group of 5 playoff ‘ridiculous’.

The Air Raid Podcast: #72 - Viva The Matadors
Basketball Edition 1/2/2017.

Texas A&M WBB starts SEC play Monday - Good Bull Hunting
The Women’s Bouncy Ball team finished the nonconference part of the 2016-17 schedule at 10-3. The Ags start SEC play by hosting Vanderbilt on Monday night.

Shooting from the Corner: Texas 62, Kansas St 65 - Barking Carnival
As commonplace with two kids in tow, I watched the game on tape delay. During football season, that often led to frustrated second half fast forwarding (hello, Oklahoma State travesty!) to expedite...

TOP 5: G5 over P5 wins in 2016 - Underdog Dynasty
Houston captured the nation’s attention with wins over Oklahoma and Louisville.

Dynamo acquire Colombian defensive midfielder on loan - Dynamo Theory
Juan David Cabezas will arrive on loan from Colombian club Deportivo Cali.

Texans vs Titans coverage