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Houston Texans News: October 27, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, October 27, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Texans Travel to Seattle To Try To Move Above .500 | Houston Press
The Houston Texans return to Seattle for the first time since 2005.

Texans' Deshaun Watson proving doubters wrong with smooth NFL transition
Houston Texans rookie quarterback off to flying start despite pre-draft questions about what kind of pro he'd be.

Bill O'Brien praises Texans' Nick Martin - Houston Chronicle
Center Nick Martin anchors the offensive line and has to communicate with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.

DeAndre Hopkins embraces leadership role with Texans - Houston Chronicle
Last week, receivers coach John Perry praised DeAndre Hopkins for his leadership role. Hopkins, who has 37 catches for 387 yards and six touchdowns, takes a lot of pride in that role.

Texans' D.J. Reader continues to improve - Houston Chronicle
The coaches can't say enough good things about second-year nose tackle D.J. Reader. He anchors the middle of the line and has played so well he continues to earn praise from defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel.

J.J. Watt announces how $37M will help Hurricane Harvey victims - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
J.J. Watt earmarks hurricane relief funds to rebuild homes, restore child-care centers and provide food and medical care for those affected most.


NFL News

The Jaguars defensive line will chase you down like a swarm of angry wasps - SBNation.com
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White is giving the Hoss of the Week award to an entire unit. They damn sure earned it.

Steve Smith was not joking about whupping Michael Irvin's ass for mocking his pants - SBNation.com
Steve Smith still refuses to take crap from anyone, even after he has retired.

Dolphins vs. Ravens: The best part of Baltimore’s blowout was a cat - SBNation.com
GO KITTY GO

The Saints have quietly become one of the NFL’s best teams again - SBNation.com
This year’s Saints team looks awfully familiar to the one that won the Super Bowl in 2009, says retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz.

Joe Thomas trade rumors: So much for the Browns’ annual tradition - SBNation.com
Here’s hoping for a full recovery for Joe Thomas so those trade rumors can fire back up next season.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 7, Dodgers 6 (11): Astros ride extra-inning roller coaster to a World Series win - The Crawfish Boxes
Marwin! Altuve! Correa! Springer!

Eric Gordon hits game winner to down Sixers - The Dream Shake
Splash Gordon!

BON writers' roundtable predicts Shane Buechele can lead 'Horns to win over Baylor - Burnt Orange Nation
Burnt Orange Nation discusses Texas' QB situation, and what Texas players need to be seeing the field more.

TCU Basketball Ranked #24 in ESPN Power Rankings - Frogs O' War
The basketball team continues to attract national attention coming off an NIT title season

Big 12 Week 9 Preview - Our Daily Bears
#11 Oklahoma State @ #22 West Virginia

Viva the Matadors Pick ‘Em: Week 9 - Viva The Matadors
We’ve been really bad about doing this, but we’re back. Check out our picks for this week’s schedule.

ALL CAPS PREVIEW-TEXAS A&M VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE - Good Bull Hunting
THIS IS IT....DONT GET SCARED NOW

Recruiting: LSU And Quarterback James Foster - And The Valley Shook
Could LSU finally get their QB in this class?

BC: Unplugged with BitterWhiteGuy - Barking Carnival
In this episode, myself, Nobis60, & W.W. McClyde welcome BitterWhiteGuy, aka Jonny Brashear, to discuss the 2017 edition of "Smart Texas Basketball", the UT basketball prospectus, written by Jonny...

Houston vs. USF: Game Preview - Underdog Dynasty
Houston takes on USF in the AAC Game of the Week.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City, MLS Cup Playoffs: Dynamo beat Sporting in extra time, advance in playoffs - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo win 1-0 over Sporting to advance to Western Conference Semifinals.