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Week 5 Spoiler Alert: Chiefs fall to Texans; Packers top 'Boys - NFL.com

Will Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans hand the Chiefs their first loss of 2017? Dave Dameshek predicts the winner of each Week 5 contest.

Deshaun Watson earned trust early from Houston Texans | SI.com
Texans coach Bill O’Brien explains the process of how Deshaun Watson earned the team’s trust, from the combine to camp to calling the shots as the starter​.

Texans preparing for high-powered KC offense
The Texans hope to repeat their Week 4 performance against a high-powered Kansas City Chiefs offense.

Texans Welcome The Undefeated Chiefs For Sunday Night Football | Houston Press
After a signature win last Sunday, the Texans will try to top themselves on Sunday night against Kansas City.

Coming off big win Texans face test in undefeated Chiefs - The Washington Post
The Houston Texans are feeling good after scoring a franchise-record 57 points in a win over the Tennessee Titans last week.

Whitney Mercilus ends up on Houston Texans' injury report
Whitney Mercilus has popped up on the Houston Texans' injury report for week five after recently suffering an ankle injury.

Texans' Will Fuller developing into a key offensive weapon - Houston Chronicle
Speedy wide receiver adds another new layer as part of Watson's arsenal.

Texans showcasing Lamar Miller's receiving skills - Houston Chronicle
When the Texans signed running back Lamar Miller to a four-year, $26 million free agent deal last year, they prized his versatility.

Stephanie Stradley's Texans vs. Chiefs Q&A with Brandon Kiley - Houston Chronicle
This week’s Q&A is with Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk). He works for 101 ESPN in St. Louis and hosts an NFL pre-game show every Sunday from 9-11 a.m. He’s a great sports/general interest follow on Twitter, and you can find his work on the station’s website here.

Deshaun Watson has Houston Texans feeling they can score at will - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
With rookie Deshaun Watson at the helm, the Texans' mentality on offense has changed completely and their confidence is sky-high.


NFL News

Patriots vs. Buccaneers: Nick Folk’s terrible Thursday night might cost him his job - SBNation.com
You can’t help but feel bad for the guy.

Cam Newton apologizes for sexist comment to reporter, says he was ‘disrespectful to women’ - SBNation.com
Newton posted a nearly 2-minute video expressing regret for his remark.

Titans offensive line is feasting on defenders - SBNation.com
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz celebrates the week’s most disrespectful blocks. This week, we’ve got the Titans helping themselves to slabs of ribs, Washington’s OL, and some receivers in on the fun!

7 things to watch in NFL Week 5: Are the Cowboys in must-win mode? - SBNation.com
The Cowboys are looking to avoid a losing record while the Raiders hope that, unlike last year, they can win a game without Derek Carr.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 8, Red Sox 2: Altuve’s 3 home runs lift Astros to ALDS Game 1 win - The Crawfish Boxes
Wooooooooooo!

Rockets 2017-2018 player previews: Chinanu Onuaku - The Dream Shake
How does the second-year big man fare this season?

Texas defense must stop Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz as a runner - Burnt Orange Nation
The ‘Horns haven’t faced a runner — and a rushing attack — as unique as Ertz since facing him last season.

TCU’s Shaun Nixon is a ‘Champion for Life’ - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ wide receiver is making a big impact on and off the field.

Baylor is Probably Clear of the Basketball Scandal - Our Daily Bears
Only six Adidas-affiliated programs have been named so far, but this could spread beyond the initial schools and perhaps beyond Adidas.

What this week means: Tech needs to regain focus against Kansas - Viva The Matadors
I know it’s just Kansas, but still.

Five General Patton Quotes About Texas A&M vs. Alabama You’ve Never Heard - Good Bull Hunting
What did the decorated General think of the Aggies vs. Tide?

LSU vs. Florida: What to Watch For - And The Valley Shook
LSU has hit rock bottom. But can they climb out of The Swamp?

Texas Pregamer: Kansas State - Barking Carnival
Playing the Wizard on his birthday? Roll Snyd?

Five Things You Need to Know about North Texas (to keep from getting sued) - Underdog Dynasty
UNT AD Wren Baker gently corrected ESPN this week. We compile a handy media guide to keep this from happening again!

Donate now to help youth soccer program affected by Hurricane Harvey - Dynamo Theory
Help Texas United FC replace the equipment lost due to Hurricane Harvey.