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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 25, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Texans odds: Picks from expert who's 48-22 on NFL totals - CBSSports.com
Mike Tierney has crushed NFL Over-Unders and just locked in a strong play for Texans-Steelers

Steelers vs Texans: 6 keys to Pittsburgh beating Houston | PennLive.com
Six ways Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell can help the Antonio Brown-less Steelers beat the Houston Texans on Christmas Day.

Playing the odds: Texans are 9-point underdogs vs. Steelers | Texans Wire
Playing the odds: Texans are 9-point underdogs vs. Steelers

Texans Host Steelers In Christmas Day Battle | Houston Press
The biggest story with the Texans is the future of their head coach.

Texans hoping to stop skid | Sports | tdtnews.com
HOUSTON — Already in the playoffs after clinching the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers still have plenty to play for in their last two games, starting with today’s matchup with

NFL Christmas Day: Why to watch Steelers vs. Texans, Raiders vs. Eagles - SBNation.com
The NFL will celebrate Christmas with two games. In the first, David Quessenberry will play for the Texans three years after his cancer diagnosis. In the second, the Eagles can clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Houston Texans put quarterback Tom Savage on injured reserve with concussion
The Houston Texans have put quarterback Tom Savage on injured reserve due to a concussion, the team announced Saturday. Savage sustained the concussion in the Texans' Week 14 loss to the 49ers.

Cancer survivor David Quessenberry to make NFL debut for Texans | abc13.com
During the really tough times as he fought to overcome cancer, David Quessenberry would daydream about reaching his lifelong goal of playing in an NFL game.


NFL News

NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 16 - SBNation.com
The playoff picture is clearer after holiday weekend.

NFL playoff picture 2017: Where teams stand during Week 16 - SBNation.com
Four more teams clinched spots on Sunday.

Raiders vs. Eagles 2017: Time, TV schedule for 'Monday Night Football' - SBNation.com
Oakland’s playoff hopes rest on a win over the NFC’s top team.

NFL playoff scenarios 2017: What Cowboys, 6 other teams needed to happen - SBNation.com
The NFL playoff field is almost set, but there are a few teams that still have long-shot scenarios.

Week 17 NFL schedule 2017: No Sunday night game for competitive balance - SBNation.com
The goal is to ensure competitive balance.


Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros MiLB Position Review: Relief Pitching - The Crawfish Boxes
A review of the relief pitching in the Astros minor league system.

Rockets release Chris Paul recruitment video - The Dream Shake
This video was made for a free agent meeting with Chris Paul that never happened.

Tom Herman says that his talent-laden Texas class ‘needs to be the new normal’ - Burnt Orange Nation
With buy in from parents and players, the coaching staff was able to build the relationships necessary to land top prospects.

TCU Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle to be honored with C Victor Thornton Humanitarian Award - Frogs O' War
The Frogs’ manager is being recognized for the good work he does with his players, both on and off the field.

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Power Rankings - Our Daily Bears
With Big 12 men’s basketball conference play starting this coming Friday, it’s time to take a look at where teams currently stand. This ranks teams as they are right now (so Baylor without Terry...

Monday Morning Matador - Viva The Matadors
Lots of football on this Christmas morning

BOWL PREVIEWS, Part III : ‘Twas The Night - Good Bull Hunting
ROLL YULE TIDE HAPPY FESTIVUS

Early Signing Period: Recruit Highlights - And The Valley Shook
Check out the newest Tigers.

Clanking From the Corner: Texas 66, Alabama 50 - Barking Carnival
Texas has now won two road games against top-100 competition, the VCU Rams and the Alabama Crimson Tide. If your barometer for a successful season is a March Madness seed line — and before we get...

Five rule changes that could improve college football - Underdog Dynasty
These are rules that must be changed or clarified in this offseason.

2018 Home Opener Set for Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dynamo are set to face off against Atlanta United FC at BBVA Compass Stadium March 3rd