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Houston Texans News: September 26, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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Houston Texans News

Patriots-Texans behind the scenes: Bill Belichick says it’s “obvious” team has “a lot of work to do.” - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots head coach was happy with a win, but not thrilled with the entire performance.

Butler: 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.

Clowney’s big day; Belichick on Texans defense
Jadeveon Clowney did what no defensive player has done in eight years.

Texans' Will Fuller trending toward return - Houston Chronicle
Texans wide receiver Will Fuller is making progress and trending toward potentially returning Sunday after being sidelined with a broken collarbone for the first three games of the season.

Advanced Stats Report: Texans at Patriots - Pats Pulpit
Advanced stats report for the Patriots Week 3 game against the Texans.

25 observations: Texans vs. Patriots
On the way home, I was watching the Packers-Bengals game and CBS play by play star Jim Nantz was rifling through some of the top games of the day.

NFL News

Cowboys vs. Cardinals: 9 moments that defined Dallas’ 28-17 win on MNF -
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott came to life in the second half.

Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva ‘embarrassed’ by national anthem photo -
Villanueva says the whole thing was a misunderstanding and he took responsibility.

3 reasons the Patriots have struggled so far in the 2017 NFL season -
These fatal flaws could put an end to New England’s repeat title hopes.

Cowboys vs. Cardinals: Arizona badly missed David Johnson in ‘MNF’ loss -
The Cardinals’ lack of a running game cost them a chance to pull away from the Cowboys early.

Houston & Collegiate Sports News

Astros 11, Rangers 2: Astros dust off Rangers - The Crawfish Boxes
Tempers flare but in the end it was the Astros night.

Rockets filling out roster as training camp approaches - The Dream Shake
The Rockets made two moves and have one in the pipeline to reach the 20-player roster max.

Texas DT Chris Daniels transferring from the program - Burnt Orange Nation
Another former Charlie Strong defensive line addition has departed from Tom Herman’s team.

Darius Anderson Named Big 12 Player of the Week - Frogs O' War
This is the least surprising Big 12 announcement in months.

Tweets of the Night — Baylor vs. Oklahoma - Our Daily Bears
I don’t normally do this after losses, but I’m going to make an exception.

Will the real Red Raider defense please stand up - Viva The Matadors
Defensive grades against Houston.

Texas A&M/Bama will be a night game at Kyle Field - Good Bull Hunting
We don’t want Bama but we’re told it’s not optional.

LSU 35, Syracuse 26: Post-Game Review - And The Valley Shook
A win that was good, bad and ugly at the same time.

What do cases such as the Whittier and Ploetz lawsuits potentially mean for the future of college football? - Barking Carnival
Sunday morning I was eating breakfast and noticed the Houston Chronicle sports page in the seat next to me. Reading through it while I was finishing my coffee I came across the sad story of Julius...

Three things we learned from the AAC in Week 4 - Underdog Dynasty
ECU wins, a quarterback battle looms in Houston, and some bumps in the road for the Power 6 movement.

Dash drop wild match against Chicago - Dynamo Theory
Red Stars clinch playoff berth with 3-2 victory.