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Houston Texans News: October 16, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, October 16, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans teammates not surprised by Deshaun's Watson's prolific start - NFL Nation- ESPN
The Texans' offense bears little resemblance to those of past Houston teams, thanks to a sure-handed young QB who "tries to perfect every single play."

Cleveland Browns lose at Houston Texans: What people are saying | cleveland.com
The Browns fall to 0-6 with a wretched performance at Houston.

Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson keeps piling up touchdowns - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Houston's defense didn't need rescuing on Sunday against the Browns, but Deshaun Watson continued to put points on the board, with three TD passes.

Texans dominate in 33-17 win over Cleveland
The Texans dominated in their Week 6 win over the Cleveland Browns, scoring over 33 points for the fourth week in a row.

Deshaun Watson gives Texans what they've needed - a QB - Houston Chronicle
After just one preseason game, we knew the Texans had never had a quarterback like Deshaun Watson.

Texans' Chris Clark doesn't think he has long-term injury - Houston Chronicle
Although Texans left offensive tackle Chris Clark injured his calf and left the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, he expressed confidence that he'll be ready following a bye next week.

For real now: Eagles, Panthers, Rams, Texans, Saints, Jets | FOX Sports
Six weeks of success, some of it relative, do not provide a harbinger for the rest of the NFL season.

3 game balls for Texans-Browns - Houston Chronicle
3 game balls for Texans-Browns

Texans get big game from veteran CB Johnathan Joseph - Houston Chronicle
At age 33, Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph long ago mastered the finer points of how to thrive and survive at cornerback for 12 NFL seasons.

Texans' Dylan Cole to get MRI on hamstring, Jadeveon Clowney returns - Houston Chronicle
Texans rookie inside linebacker Dylan Cole injured his hamstring during an interception return and will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday.

Stats and Facts: Browns vs. Texans
DB Jason McCourty returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown. It was the first interception-touchdown in the nine-year vet’s career. The play marked the first interception returned for a touchdown by the Browns since DB Briean Boddy-Calhounreturned one 27 yards for a touchdown at Miami on Sept. 25, 2016. Through six games this season, McCourty has three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Texans fans at tailgate parties before game against Browns - Houston Chronicle
As usual, Texans fans got to their tailgate parties early outside NRG stadium as the Texans prepared to take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon.

Houston Texans Bring Kurtis Drummond Back to the Active Roster
The Houston Texans sign Kurtis Drummond to the active roster heading into their matchup with the Cleveland Browns.

Former Texan Seth Payne taking a break from Twitter after outburst - Houston Chronicle
Seth Payne, the former Texans lineman who now co-hosts a morning drive time talk show on KILT (610 AM), said Sunday he’s taking a self-imposed weeklong break from social media after losing his temper during the Browns-Texans game and posting an angry comment on Twitter.

Second-year Texans receiver Will Fuller has done nothing but make big plays this season - Houston Chronicle
Speedy second-year receiver Fuller has done nothing but make important plays this season


NFL News

Giants vs. Broncos: New York finally got a win! Here's what we learned from it. - SBNation.com
The Giants actually looked good.

Dolphins vs. Falcons: How Atlanta blew a 17-point lead and lost - SBNation.com
Penalties and mistakes were Atlanta’s downfall in the loss.

Saints' ridiculous 52-38 win over the Lions had everything you want in a game - SBNation.com
Points, turnovers, tipped passes. You name it, and this game had it.

Aaron Rodgers’ injury has ripple effects for the entire NFC - SBNation.com
The Eagles are the clear favorites to win the NFC with Aaron Rodgers gone.

Aaron Rodgers injury: What do the Packers do now? - SBNation.com
The two-time MVP broke his collarbone, but Green Bay can still contend.

Jets’ late touchdown vs. Patriots overruled after questionable call by referees - SBNation.com
It was a close play, and might even be the correct call. You decide.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 2, Yankees 1: Correa, Altuve race to a 2-0 lead in the ALCS - The Crawfish Boxes
WOW. Just wow.

The Rockets are a serious threat to land LeBron James, Zach Lowe writes - The Dream Shake
It’s one of his annual crazy predictions and it is crazy awesome

Lack of trust in kickers costs Texas against No. 12 Oklahoma - Burnt Orange Nation
A narrow five-point margin leaves questions about the future of the Longhorns kicking game.

Weekend Warzone: Oklahoma won a big gold hat - Frogs O' War
Oklahoma owns Texas, and Iowa State needs to chill out

Final: Okie State, A Bunch — Baylor, Not Nearly Enough - Our Daily Bears
Baylor scored on a 12-play, 75-yard drive to start the game. Then a lot of other stuff happened.

Red Raider Ravioli: this hurts.... - Viva The Matadors
The new Sunday column starts under a bad light

By the Numbers: Texas A&M sneaks past Florida in The Swamp, 19-17 - Good Bull Hunting
A look at some of the stats from a very gritty win.

LSU 27, Auburn 24: Post-Game Review - And The Valley Shook
Breaking down the signature win of the 2017 season.

Shooting From The Hip: Oklahoma 29, Texas 24 - Barking Carnival
Tom Herman has undeniably forged a team that doesn't quit when it gets punched in the mouth.

The next step is getting our hands above our waist some time in the first four rounds of the fight.

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Three Things We Learned From Conference USA in Week Seven - Underdog Dynasty
Time to recognize Mason Fine as one of the best quarterbacks in the conference.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City Final Score: Dynamo, Sporting draw game; clinch playoffs - Dynamo Theory
Neither team scored but both got into the playoffs.