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What we learned, didn't learn in Week 5 of 2017 NFL season - Rough Sunday for Odell Beckham Jr. of New York Giants, J.J. Watt of Houston Texans
J.J. Watt and Odell Beckham Jr., two of the NFL's biggest superstars, are out for the season, and their injuries show both sides of the league's economic advantage on players. Here are Week 5's lessons.

Texans meeting with Lamarr Houston today – ProFootballTalk
The Texans will be kicking the tires on a veteran pass-rusher today, after losing two players for the season in last week's loss to the Chiefs. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will bring in veteran outside linebacker Lamarr Houston for a workout.

J.J. Watt's Injury Is Latest Bad Beat For Texans First-Rounders | Houston Press
The backbone of this Texans team, for years, has been Rick Smith's first round picks, but now that backbone is crumbling.

Texans bullish on rookie LBs Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole - Houston Chronicle
Instinctive, fast and hard-hitting, Texans rookie inside linebackers Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole have done a nice job filling the void created when veteran Brian Cushing was hit with a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL performance enhancing drug policy.

Medical opinion: Tibial plateau fractures explained - Houston Chronicle
A tibial plateau fracture, the injury suffered Sunday night by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, occurs when the ends of two leg bones knock together, with the round end of the thigh bone acting like a ramrod into the top of the shinbone, a Houston orthopedic surgeon said Monday.


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Medical opinion: Tibial plateau fractures explained - Houston Chronicle
A tibial plateau fracture, the injury suffered Sunday night by Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, occurs when the ends of two leg bones knock together, with the round end of the thigh bone acting like a ramrod into the top of the shinbone, a Houston orthopedic surgeon said Monday.

Vikings vs. Bears: What were the Vikings thinking with Sam Bradford? - SBNation.com
Minnesota tried to rush Bradford’s knee injury, with near-catastrophic results.

NFL power rankings 2017, Week 6: Alex Smith has the Chiefs rolling - SBNation.com
Alex Smith has realistic MVP hopes, and the Chiefs are dominating right now.

Packers vs. Cowboys: Jason Garrett’s big mistake was giving Aaron Rodgers time - SBNation.com
Garrett gave Aaron Rodgers a minute to beat the Cowboys.

Steelers offense is stacked. So why has it been so underwhelming? - SBNation.com
Ben Roethlisberger’s slow start has kept a high-octane offense trapped in first gear.

What’s next for the Texans after losing J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus? - SBNation.com
Sunday night’s loss to the Chiefs brought about two catastrophic injuries. Where do the Texans go from here?


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 5, Red Sox 4: Bregman, Reddick send Houston first ALCS - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros come back from the dead against Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel.

Rockets down Knicks 117-95 for third straight preseason win - The Dream Shake
James Harden led the Rockets to a big blowout win with CP3 on the shelf.

Quincey Whittington’s powerful story: NFL or bust, from suicidal to redefining success - Burnt Orange Nation
One on one with the former star running back, the brother, and the trainer, Quincey Whittington. He opens up exclusively to BON, telling his story of recovering from suicidal thoughts following a failed football career to becoming a mentor to and inspiration for young athletes.

Three Up, Three Down: Just Keep Winning - Frogs O' War
TCU did enough to get a win over a ranked opponent Saturday. Who shined and who sputtered in the victory?

Daily Bears Report 10/8/2017 - USA Coaches Poll - Playoff Projection - Our Daily Bears
Matt Rhule’s dad. Volleyball records season high nine aces. Tennis excels.

Big 12 power rankings: upsets and nail-biters disrupt order - Viva The Matadors
OU chokes away an easy victory, Texas wins in OT and Tech takes care of business.

First Glance: Texas A&M visits Florida at The Swamp - Good Bull Hunting
A night game at Ben Hill Griffin, sounds nice we guess.

Emergency OOTD: Let’s Talk About These Uniforms Florida Is Apparently Going To Wear In Public For Some Reason - And The Valley Shook
FLORIDA WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Texas-OU Hype Video - Barking Carnival
Start your Hate Week off right with this 10-minute retrospective on the greatest atmosphere and baddest rivalry in all of college football.

If you remember a huge play - good or bad - from the past...

Conference USA Power Rankings Week 6 - Underdog Dynasty
A crazy week of football causes a ton of movement as we have a new number one team.

Pick the Houston Dynamo Starting XI against Sporting Kansas City: Part 1 - Dynamo Theory
Who do you want to start against Sporting Kansas City?