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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, September 11, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Jalen Ramsey thinks Texans should go with Deshaun Watson – ProFootballTalk
Texans coach Bill O'Brien didn't name a starter for Thursday's game after pulling Tom Savage in a 27-9 loss to the Jaguars and didn't solicit advice about who to pick, but one Jaguars defender offered it anyway.

JJ Watt gets hero's welcome at Houston Texans' season opener | Fox News
J.J. Watt — Houston Texans defensive end and new American icon — was greeted with a hero’s welcome as he was introduced before his team’s season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Deshaun Watson of Houston Texans replaces Tom Savage at quarterback
Texans QB Deshaun Watson entered Sunday's loss to the Jaguars at halftime to replace Tom Savage, who was unable to drive the offense as the Texans were shut out in the first half.

With O-line struggling, Deshaun Watson might be Texans' answer at QB - NFL Nation- ESPN
The mobility of rookie Deshaun Watson might be critical Thursday for the Texans, who allowed a stunning 10 sacks against the Jaguars on Sunday.

Deshaun Watson steps in, Savage benched for Texans vs. Jaguars
Rookie QB Deshaun Watson only had to wait one half to get his first shot after starter Tom Savage was benched.

Texans turn to Deshaun Watson after 2 quarters against Jaguars - Business Insider
The Texans saw enough of Tom Savage after going down 19-0 to the Jaguars in the first half and turned to Deshaun Watson.

‘Just busted the bone through the skin’: J.J. Watt describes his finger injury - The Washington Post
His return after nearly a year's absence and raising a stunning amount of money for Harvey relief was emotional, but the day went downhill from there.

Texans fall 29-7 to Jaguars in Week 1
The Texans fall in their Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Memes poke fun at Texans' embarrassing loss - Houston Chronicle
The return of the NFL season also means it is the return of the meme season and it didn't take long for the best meme makers (memesters?) on the internet to get to work.

5 Texans concussed in hard-hitting loss - Houston Chronicle
It was a hit parade Sunday, and the majority of the blows came at the Texans' expense.

John McClain's grades for Texans in loss to Jaguars - Houston Chronicle
Not much went right for the Texans in their season-opening 29-7 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.


NFL News

2017 NFL season: 6 reasons Week 1 didn't make sense, 4 reasons it did - SBNation.com
The Jaguars and Rams won in commanding fashion. Huh?

Giants vs. Cowboys: 3 reasons Dallas dominated on ‘Sunday Night Football’ - SBNation.com
It was a rough night for the visiting team.

Tony Romo isn't just better than Phil Simms. He's a really good broadcaster period - SBNation.com
It’s a low bar, but Romo cleared it by a mile.

Seahawks vs. Packers: Seattle’s OL still looked terrible in Week 1 - SBNation.com
The offseason moves Seattle made to fix its O-line didn’t pay off in Week 1.

T.J. Watt started his NFL career with stats brother J.J. has never had - SBNation.com
T.J. Watt is the first player in NFL history with two sacks and an interception in his first career game.

The Texans should keep playing Deshaun Watson - SBNation.com
Tom Savage is probably a nice guy, but Watson is probably both better and more fun.


Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Athletics 10, Astros 2: Astros finish colipase in Oakland - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros drop four-game series with the Athletics.

Top 3 Tracy McGrady Rockets Moments - The Dream Shake
On T-Mac Hall of Fame Day, here are the best moments in his Rockets career.

Texas crushes San Jose State, 56-0 - Burnt Orange Nation
The performance wasn’t perfect, but it was exactly what the Longhorns needed.

UTSA earns first Power 5 win in Waco, stifles Baylor 17-10 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunner defense hindered Baylor’s production to its lowest point total in seven years as UTSA outclassed the Bears all night.

The Air Raid Podcast #92: Bye Week Edition - Viva The Matadors
Musings on the Bye Week 2017.

Texas A&M ekes out 24-14 win over Nicholls State - Good Bull Hunting
It’s going to be a long season, probably.

First Impressions: LSU 45, Chattanooga 10 - And The Valley Shook
Yawn.

Shooting From the Hip: Texas 56 SJSU 0 - Barking Carnival
Texas started the game in front of seventy(?) thousand enthusiastic fans, a caffeined-up Lowell Galindo and some of the cardboard cutouts from the first season of American Gladiators. But they...

UTSA earns first Power 5 win in Waco, stifles Baylor 17-10 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunner defense hindered Baylor’s production to its lowest point total in seven years as UTSA outclassed the Bears all night.

Rice runs over UTEP to get into the win column - Underdog Dynasty
Owls outrush Miners 306 to 26 in 31-14 victory.

SMU sees nothing new from UNT, wins 54-32 - Underdog Dynasty
Expectations were high after a year away, but the results were identical a year later, as SMU stifled UNT’s running game and couldn’t seem to stop scoring.

Houston stifles Arizona and hangs on to win 19-16 - Underdog Dynasty
First game for the Cougars was sloppy, but key plays let Houston hang on to win.

Houston Dash vs North Carolina Courage Final Score: Dash lose 1-0, eliminated from playoff contention - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dash will miss out on the playoffs for another year.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids Final Score: Late goal by Rapids downs Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Dynamo suffer first home defeat of the season.