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Houston Texans News: October 3, 2017

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Houston Texans News

NFL power rankings 2017, Week 5: Deshaun Watson gives Texans hope -
The Texans are 2-2 and it’s still hard to imagine any team being more excited about their 2017 season.

The crazy offensive numbers by Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Franchise offensive records. Rookie quarterback records. Deshaun Watson and the Texans amassed some truly incredible stats in Sunday's 57-14 rout.

Best rookie performances of Week 4: Watson carrying Texans with historic performance - NFL Nation- ESPN
Here's a closer look at how some of the top rookies fared in Week 4.

Texans look to improve after scoring 57 points on Sunday | News & Observer
The Houston Texans scored a franchise-record 57 points in a win over the Titans on Sunday. If you ask the players, the best part about that big win is that they believe the team can get much better.

Chris Thompson Impresses in his Houston Texans Debut
Rookie wide receiver and the locker room talking about his impact on Sunday in his first NFL game against the Tennessee Titans.

19 observations: Texans vs. Titans
Bill O’Brien sat across from me and Marc Vandermeer during his Monday radio show last week.

Texans owner: 57 points vs Titans sounds 'more like a basketball game'
Texans owner Bob McNair was giddy after Deshaun Watson led Houston to a blowout victory against the Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Ka'imi Fairbairn active in Texans win over Titans
Ka'imi Fairbairn got a lot of work in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Deshaun Watson unlike any Texans QB of the past - Houston Chronicle
More than 15 seasons, almost 250 games, all those endless quarterbacks … and the Texans never had a day like this.

NFL News

Washington vs. Chiefs: 10 moments that defined Kansas City’s 29-20 win -
Both teams can feel good about their chances after impressive showings Monday.

Chiefs are somehow the NFL’s best team, and it’s not a fluke -
The Chiefs are the only undefeated team left in the NFL, and they got here in some unlikely ways.

Jags vs. Jets: Doug Marrone made NFL Week 4’s worst coaching mistake -
Just when we started to believe in the Jaguars a little bit, they go and lose to the Jets.

Derek Carr injury: Raiders QB out 2-6 weeks with a back fracture -
It shouldn’t sideline the Raiders quarterback long-term.

NFL fans booing pre-anthem protests shows it’s not about patriotism -
There can't be any compromise with the protests because many just want this all to be forgotten.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

A Look-Back at Pre-season Predictions - The Crawfish Boxes
So how did those predictions from our "experts" work out?

The 3 biggest decisions facing new Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta - The Dream Shake
Fertitta will have to decide on Chris Paul’s contract and these two other crucial decisions.

The 2017 Texas Longhorns: A tale of two sides of the ball - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns are making progress are on defense, but the offense remains a tale of struggle.

Quick Look: West Virginia - Frogs O' War
The Frogs and Mountaineers face off on Saturday in front of a GameDay crowd.

Baylor Plans Ceremonial Running of the Line for Texas Game - Our Daily Bears
On October 28, the women who never got to participate in the Running of the Line will finally get their chance.

Press conference: we didn’t play well enough - Viva The Matadors
Coach Kingsbury analizes the loss against Oklahoma State.

Texas A&M has 13 sacks in the last two SEC games - Good Bull Hunting
It’s time to talk about Aggies sacking SEC quarterbacks

Competition Tuesday: How did LSU find Depth Issues? - And The Valley Shook
The depth issues are real. What lead us here?

Chalk Talk: Longhorn D vs Iowa State - Barking Carnival
We needs must discuss the Longhorn O, what’s going wrong and how to duct-tape-and-baling-wire the damned thing before K-State. But why double down on a case of the Mondays with such a distasteful...

Sun Belt Power Rankings: Week Six - Underdog Dynasty
There’s a new top dog.

Houston Dash vs FC Kansas City Final Score: Dash draw final game of the season - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dash and FC Kansas City finish 2017 with a 1-1 draw.