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Houston Texans News: September 15, 2017

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J.J. Watt Says Finger Injury Is 'Pretty Messed Up' After Win vs. Bengals | Bleacher Report
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt aggravated his injured finger during the team's 13-9 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt says finger is 'pretty messed up' after win over Cincinnati Bengals
Texans star J.J. Watt said he wasn't worried about his injured finger from Week 1 because as long as it was attached, "that's all that matters." Watt reinjured the finger during Thursday's win over the Bengals, noting it was "pretty messed up."

Takeaways: Texans top Bengals in Watson's first start -
So many of the best moments in Houston Texans franchise history have come against the Cincinnati Bengals. Add quarterback Deshaun Watson's first NFL victory to the list.

Houston Texans' Tom Savage says he spoke with teammates after agent made critical comments
Texans QB Tom Savage, who was demoted to backup after one game, says he addressed critical comments made by his agent with his teammates and coaches, adding he doesn't want to be a distraction.

Fantasy football -- Key fantasy football injury updates for Houston Texans vs Cincinnati Bengals
Wondering what you can expect from players who are dealing with injuries for Thursday night's game? Our injury expert gives her thoughts on each notable player on the Texans and Bengals.

Clowney’s big play sets up Texans scoring drive
Jadeveon Clowney's big play in the first quarter at Cincinnati sets up the Texans first score of the game.

Texans defense bounces back with win
The Texans defense bounced back with a resounding win in Cincinnati on Thursday night.

All the free stuff you get because the Texans won - Houston Chronicle
The Houston Texans pulled off a close win Thursday night, and now you get to reap the benefits of that victory.

Houston viewers missed Bengals-Texans final play
It was a 'Heidi' moment - without the outcome-changing finish, of course.

NFL Week 2: Bengals trot out strange group of captains vs Texans on Thursday Night Football - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals put together a head scratching list of captains for TNF.

Texans vs. Bengals 2017: 4 things we learned from Houston’s TNF win -
The Texans escaped with the win in another Thursday night stinker.

NFL News

Illinois vs. USF: Lovie Smith returns to Tampa -
His Illini travel to play USF, and he’s not exactly feeling emotional about it.

Texans vs. Bengals: At least Cincy’s players realize they’re a terrible team -
It was a rotten effort from the Bengals on Thursday night against the Texans. And they know it.

Andrew Luck trade rumors: Maybe the Colts QB should want to be traded -
The Colts can’t seem to do anything right lately, but Luck is still committed to the team ... for some reason.

2017 NFL season: The biggest surprise (so far) for each team -
The NFL went ahead and trashed a bunch of preseason storylines with just one week of action.

Colin Kaepernick protests discussed at march for Charlottesville -
Football is on the minds of those marching against white supremacy in Virginia.

Deshaun Watson gives the Texans hope after winning his 1st NFL start -
After an embarrassing Week 1 for Houston, Watson got the start and his first career victory.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 5, Angels 2: Magic number down to 3 with win - The Crawfish Boxes
Astros can clinch the AL West title over the weekend.

Sports Illustrated’s Ranked Rockets - The Dream Shake
Where does SI have the Rockets in the Top 100 NBA Players? How does it compare to ESPN’s ranking?

Texas vs. USC Rose Bowl 2006: Reliving Keith Jackson’s legendary call -
SB Nation spoke to the three people who called the 2006 USC vs. Texas Rose Bowl with the legend.

Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 3 - Frogs O' War
Wins are nice, losses are less nice, but how powerful are the teams in the Big 12 at the moment?

Baylor-Duke: How to Watch - Our Daily Bears
The game airs on the ACC Network and Fox Sports affiliates.

The curious case of Arizona State - Viva The Matadors
How will Tech handle playing a mediocre team?

Friday Night College Football TV Schedule - Good Bull Hunting
Ease into the weekend with this tepid brew.

How Many CLANGA Does it Take to Change a CLANGA? - And The Valley Shook
Evan answers our...other...questions.

The Week That Will Be - Live The Dream - Barking Carnival
Laundry is the same, players are different, but what about the result?

Around The Dog Park: AAC makes some schedule changes - Underdog Dynasty
Old Dominion hosts a Power Five opponent and there is a quarterback change at South Alabama.

The Peel Episode 46: The Dynamo’s first home loss and the state of the Dash with Jen Cooper - Dynamo Theory
The city was strong the team was not.