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Houston Texans News: December 4, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, December 4, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

A Wild One: Titans beat Texans, 24-13
Titans cornerback LeShaun Sims intercepted a pass in the end zone in the final moments, and running back Derrick Henry provided the clincher with a long touchdown run as the Titans beat the Houston Texans, 24-13.

Titans hang on to defeat Texans in injury-plagued matchup - Houston Chronicle
Tom Savage went almost 59 minutes without committing a turnover for the first time in six starts, but LeShaun Sims made an end-zone interception on a pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins and Derrick Henry sprinted 75 yards for a touchdown in the final minute to give the Tennessee Titans a 24-13 victory, ensuring that the Texans, ravaged by injuries on both sides of the ball, can't finish better than .500 this season.

Houston Texans injuries continue to pile up - AFC South- ESPN
The Texans' injury situation got even worse Sunday, leaving Bill O'Brien scrambling to even field a team.

Texans finish on losing end of another close game
The Texans fell in another close game and now look to regroup for the final four games of the season.

Smith: Texans just aren't good enough - Houston Chronicle
They just aren't good enough.

Titans run roughshod over Texans' defense - Houston Chronicle
The Texans' defense got trampled and stiff-armed by an aggressive, downhill Titans running game.

The Latest: Chargers turn to 4th kicker of season vs. Browns | FOX Sports
The Latest on the 13th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern),

Texans' Braxton Miller leaves game with concussion - Houston Chronicle
Texans starting wide receiver Braxton Miller left the game in the third quarter with a concussion.

Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans odds: Picks from expert who's 15-5 on Texans games - CBSSports.com
The Houston Texans travel to Nashville on Sunday to face the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans. The Titans are 6.5-point favorites, down a half-point from the open. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 43, up a half-point after opening at 42.5.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins only gets better as the game goes on - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
While other players fade during the fourth quarter, DeAndre Hopkins has trained to be just as strong at the end of the game as he is at the start.

J.J. Watt of Houston Texans posts video of first steps since tibial plateau surgery
With a celebratory, "We're walking," Texans defensive end J.J. Watt posted a video of his first steps since he fractured his tibial plateau in Week 5.

NFL News

Eagles vs. Seahawks 2017 live results: Score updates and highlights - SBNation.com
Philadelphia saw their nine-game winning streak snapped in prime time in Seattle.

NFL playoff race 2017: Chargers are favorite in three-way AFC West - SBNation.com
There’s a three-way tie in the division, but only the Chargers look like a complete team right now.

Will Rob Gronkowski be suspended for his cheap shot hit on Tre'Davious White? - SBNation.com
Gronk is probably looking at a suspension after this.

NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 13 - SBNation.com
We had our first playoff-clinching scenario of the season this week, but no teams are officially in just yet.

NFL playoff picture 2017: Titans destined for an early exit? - SBNation.com
A weak passing game and limited defense makes Tennessee easy to overlook.

NFC playoff picture 2017: Vikings No. 1, Eagles fall in Week 13 shakeup - SBNation.com
Week 13 games shook up the NFC postseason standings. Expect more of the same the rest of the season.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Harden, Rockets smash Lakers, win 118-95 - The Dream Shake
Rockets made easy work of the Lakers.

Texas to play Missouri in the Texas Bowl - Burnt Orange Nation
Let’s hope the opposing coach doesn’t find whatever happens in the Texas Bowl to be "borderline erotic."

Remember the Alamo? TCU returns to the Alamo Bowl to face Stanford - Frogs O' War
Both the Frogs and Cardinal are knocked out of the NY6 after losing in their conference title game, but this makes for a fascinating matchup.

Baylor Lady Bears Root Up Stanford, 81-57 - Our Daily Bears
No. 9 Lady Bears lead from start to finish in victory over No. 16 Stanford.

BREAKING: Texas Tech to play USF in the Birmingham Bowl - Viva The Matadors
Another 11 am game!

Texas A&M Will Play Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl - Good Bull Hunting
The Aggies are headed to Charlotte.

LSU to play Notre Dame in 2018 Citrus Bowl - And The Valley Shook
It’s the remix to Bowlnition.

The Aggies hire Jimbo Fisher - Barking Carnival
10 years, 75 million dollars for the embattled FSU head man. They just went all in.

Let the Good Times Roll: North Texas will meet Troy in the New Orleans Bowl - Underdog Dynasty
The Mean Green return to the Superdome for the first time since 2004 to meet their former Sun Belt rival.

Houston heads west to face Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl - Underdog Dynasty
Houston faces a Mountain West team in a bowl game for the second year in a row.

UTSA snubbed from bowl selection despite 6-5 record - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners will spend the holidays at home after being passed up in the bowl picking process.

Inaugural Frisco Bowl to Feature Louisiana Tech and SMU - Underdog Dynasty
The former WAC foes will meet for the first time since 2004