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Houston Texans News: September 25, 2017

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

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Houston Texans News

Pats DB: Texans' Deshaun Watson 'an upcoming Cam' -
Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson lost the battle against the Patriots. But he won over his opponents, as his huge performance was nearly enough to defeat the defending champs.

Texans always in game because Deshaun Watson 'can make plays on his own' - AFC South- ESPN
Deshaun Watson's athleticism and ability to extend plays almost carried the day for the Texans as Houston came close to upsetting the Patriots.

QB education of Texans' Deshaun Watson takes big step despite loss - Houston Texans Blog- ESPN
Deshaun Watson, making just his second NFL start, brought the Texans closer to a win over the Patriots than they ever got last season.

Texans fall 36-33 to Patriots
The Texans fell 36-33 at New England in a scoring shootout with the Patriots.

Texans Lose Heartbreaker In New England, 36-33 | Houston Press
The Texans showed, stood toe to toe, but ultimately lost to the defending champions.

Houston Texans Protest: Players lock arms during anthem |
Houston Texans lock arms during national anthem before game vs. Patriots.

Texans vs. Patriots by the numbers - Houston Chronicle
The Texans had a monumental victory stolen from them late on Sunday when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led a last-minute touchdown drive for a 36-33 victory.

Smith: O'Brien's poor clock management drags down Texans - Houston Chronicle
There is no excuse.

Texans' Ryan Griffin gives strong performance in homecoming game - Houston Chronicle
Texans tight end Ryan Griffin grew up in New Hampshire and played collegiately at Connecticut.

Texans' Bruce Ellington celebrates TD with People's Elbow - Houston Chronicle
After Bruce Ellington scored a touchdown on a 29-yard pass from Deshaun Watson against the Patriots in the first quarter Sunday, he took advantage of the NFL's new, relaxed rules on celebrations.

NFL News

NFL highlights: The best, weirdest moments from an entertaining Week 3 -
The Lions and Falcons gave us an unforgettable ending, while Von Miller was flagged for a silly joke that ended up costing the Broncos.

Donald Trump's NFL statement unified the league, but was message lost? -
The NFL came together in response to Donald Trump. But what of the original protest?

Falcons vs. Lions: A history of obscure NFL rules and Detroit’s losses -
Illegal bats, stupid catch rules, clock runoffs ... what is it about the Lions and weird-ass NFL rules?

NFL players embraced their ‘platform’ in the wake of Trump’s NFL remarks -
Trump made Kaepernick’s message more tangible, more necessary. Players from the Dolphins and Jets, and across the league, felt that unity more than ever this week.

NFL players embraced their ‘platform’ in the wake of Trump’s NFL remarks -
Trump made Kaepernick’s message more tangible, more necessary. Players from the Dolphins and Jets, and across the league, felt that unity more than ever this week.

This is why the 10-second runoff at the end of the Falcons-Lions game was totally fair -
The correct call would have resulted in the end of the game.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Angels 7, Astros 5: Valbuena lifts Halos over Astros - The Crawfish Boxes
Houston unable to complete sweep.

Rockets strike out on Melo as he goes to OKC - The Dream Shake
Looks like the Rockets won’t be seeing Melo in Rocket Red.

Texas vs. USC: Coach’s Corner - Burnt Orange Nation
Can the ‘Horns turn this thing around?

Darius Anderson named Walter Camp Player of the Week - Frogs O' War
The TCU running back had 200+ yards against OSU Saturday.

Final: Oklahoma 49, Baylor 41 in Waco Thriller - Our Daily Bears

Instant Reaction: Texas Tech vs. Houston - Viva The Matadors
Turnovers, depth, coaching, and talent wound up overwhelming the Cougars.

REVEL IN THIS WIN: Texas A&M Takes Down Arkansas 50-43 in OT thriller - Good Bull Hunting
What an intense and wild show. Enjoy it, because that’s what you’re supposed to do with victory.

First Impressions: LSU 35, Syracuse 26 - And The Valley Shook
Bizarro world in Tiger Stadium.

Smart Texas Basketball 2017 is Coming Soon - Barking Carnival
We Back!

UTSA rolls Texas State in I-35 Showdown rivalry 44-14 - Underdog Dynasty
The Roadrunners bring home the program’s first football trophy after dismantling the Bobcats in the fabled I-35 Showdown.

Dynamo nab 1-1 draw on the road against NYCFC - Dynamo Theory
With a bizarre new lineup and three stars benched, the Dynamo walked into Hartford and stole a point from NYCFC.