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Houston Texans News: February 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Super Bowl 51 motivates Texans
Seeing the Super Bowl festivities up close, gave Texans extra motivation for 2017.

Texans bump up ticket prices | ProFootballTalk
They say everything is bigger in Texas and that will be true of the price of Texans tickets next season. A couple of days after their stadium played host to Super Bowl LI, the Texans announced that the average cost of tickets will go from $97.32 to $103.69 for the 2017 season.

Texans announce 2017 ticket prices
The Houston Texans announced their ticket prices for the 2017 season today.

Does Johnny Manziel make sense for the Houston Texans?
With Johnny Manziel working on an NFL comeback, you have to wonder of he could make sense for the Houston Texans who could use some help under center.

NFL News

Jonez on Jonez: The Falcons rose up to a new level of failure -
#RiseUp doesn’t mean anything but Falconing definitely does.

Tom Brady ended any 'greatest quarterback ever' debate in his most trying year -
Brady is still fueled by a goal he set 17 years ago: to be the best quarterback who has ever played the game.

Falcons fan buried jersey to save future generation from pain -
The Falcons’ Super Bowl loss will haunt Atlanta for a long time.

Why did the Falcons hire Steve Sarkisian as their new offensive coordinator? -
Atlanta acted swiftly after Kyle Shanahan’s departure, and Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff are confident in the hire.

Steve Sarkisian leaving Alabama for Falcons amid disagreements with Nick Saban -
The former USC head coach gets an NFL shot after just one game as Bama’s OC.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

PECOTA: Astros projected for best record in AL - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston is projected to win the AL West for a second straight season - this time they try to make it a reality.

Texas offers 2018 OT Reese Moore - Burnt Orange Nation
The dual-sport athlete from the panhandle boasts nearly a dozen offers.

Revived Rockets handle Magic at home - The Dream Shake
The Rockets returned from a short break to blowout the Magic despite some sluggish second-half moments.

TCU Gets Narrow Victory Over Tech 62-61 - Frogs O' War
The Frogs now have as many Big 12 wins this season (6) as they had in the past three seasons combined.

Waco Tribune-Herald Report: Baylor Strength Coach Brandon Washington Fired Following Arrest for Solicitation of Prostitution - Our Daily Bears
The news broke late Monday.

Jabbar Juluke Returns to Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech has found their new running backs coach!

New Orleans High School Coaches Threaten LSU Boycott - And The Valley Shook
Coaches in revolt!

Clanking From the Corner: Texas 67, Iowa State 65 - Barking Carnival
Texas should play every game at home; they can do that, right?