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Houston Texans News: January 9, 2017

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Texans: Big Underdogs But Can’t Be Overlooked - WSJ
The Houston Texans aren’t likely to garner much respect but like last season’s Super Bowl champion Broncos, have the league’s top-rated defense.

Brock Osweiler comes through for Texans, will keep starting job
Houston QB shakes off benching to come through with a playoff victory.

Bill O'Brien to remain Houston Texans head coach
Bill O'Brien will be back as Houston's coach, with owner Bob McNair saying O'Brien was safe regardless of the outcome of the team's wild-card playoff game.

A.J. Bouye, unheralded no longer, highlights Texans' strong secondary play - Houston Chronicle
Once ignored and unheralded, Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye has emerged as one of the biggest success stories on the league's top-ranked defense.

Texans will travel to face Patriots in Divisional Round
The Texans know their foe for the divisional playoff round: the New England Patriots.

DE Jadeveon Clowney continues to lead stalwart Houston Texans defense - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Jadeveon Clowney "changes the game" and is leading a defense that has shown for most of the season that it can make up for a subpar offense.

The cost of getting to Texans-New England game
With the Texans big win Saturday over the Oakland Raiders -- fans can't wait for next week's rematch in Beantown.

Texans' red-zone offense finds life vs. Raiders - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' beleaguered red-zone offense finally found life in the playoffs.

Pats face off against Texans Saturday at Gillette | WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News on is Providence, New Bedford, Fall River news and weather. We're coverage you can count on in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

DeAndre Hopkins leads the way as Texans take halftime lead | ProFootballTalk
The quarterback situation in Houston may be a mess, but a receiver like DeAndre Hopkins can make a bad quarterback look good.

NFL News

Odell Beckham Jr. said there’s 'no connection' between his 3-drop game and the Giants' boat photo. He's right -
Beckham dropped several passes on Sunday, leading some to draw ridiculous conclusions.

Aaron Rodgers has thrown 3 Hail Mary touchdowns. Let’s assign a subjective ranking to them all. -
Another game, another Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary. Which one is the best though?

Odell Beckham Jr. supposedly punched a hole in a wall after Giants’ loss to the Packers -
It’s not the first time Beckham has been emotional and angry following a loss.

Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter arrested after win vs. Dolphins -
Charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terroristic threats

Houston & Collegiate News

Rockets turn on the juice in the fourth to down Raptors 129-122 - The Dream Shake
It didn’t look good for three quarters, but the Rockets left Toronto with a win.

How did the Texas basketball team get so young? - Burnt Orange Nation
With a rotation full of freshmen and sophomores, the Texas Longhorns are at a disadvantage against most of the rest of the Big 12.

Frogs Fall 82-70 at West Virginia - Frogs O' War
TCU kept it close but a late run by Press Virginia put away the Frogs late.

Campus Chronicles 20: A New Start - Our Daily Bears
New Year’s Resolutions can get pretty stale. But here are my thoughts on what makes them so important.

One of our own has suffered a loss, please share! - Viva The Matadors
Drew Borsellino and his family is in need of your help.

#GBHBusGiveaway Is Coming To An End - Good Bull Hunting
We have been delighted with the flood of responses from people who want to give our bus a new home. If you have been on the fence, speak now or forever not own a bus. We will stop taking entries...

Shooting From the Corner: Iowa State 79, Texas 70 - Barking Carnival
Internet infamy is a hell of a thing.

Texas State Recap 2016: At Least There Is 2017? - Underdog Dynasty
A new coach, a triple-overtime thriller, hosting the #6 team in the nation and a bus crash were pretty much the highlights of 2016.

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