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Texans have to use silent count because their home fans were bo…

Texans have to use silent count because their home fans were booing them so loudly

yahoo.com Updated Nov 18, 2013
It has been a bad season for the Houston Texans. Texans fans are well aware.During Sunday's game, the Texans fell behind the Oakland Raiders and oddly pulled exciting young quarterback Case Keenum for struggling veteran Matt Schaub. The fans weren't ple…
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  • Texans report: Keenum shows knack for improvising

    Texans report: Keenum shows knack for improvising

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    Some of quarterback Case Keenum’s biggest plays have come when he was forced to scramble. In the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to Oakland, Keenum was chased out of the pocket toward the sideline. When he was about to go out of bounds, Keenum pulled up…
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  • Astros made fun of by popular trivia show

    Astros made fun of by popular trivia show

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    The Astros’ recent history of ineptitude makes the franchise a target for late-night talk show hosts. Now game shows are joining in on the act. Popular trivia program Jeopardy! poked fun at the Astros with one of its clues that said: ‘The large valve us…
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  • Despite benching, Texans will start Keenum

    Despite benching, Texans will start Keenum

    A day after benching him late in the third quarter of a 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders, coach Gary Kubiak said Case Keenum will start once again when the struggling Houston Texans host the one-win Jaguars on Sunday.
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  • Antonio Smith wants to re-sign with ‘stressful’ Texans

    Antonio Smith wants to re-sign with ‘stressful’ Texans

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    One of the most outspoken and outgoing Texans acknowledged Monday it’s “stressful” being part of a struggling 2-8 team. But defensive end Antonio Smith said he still wants to re-sign with the Texans after his contract expires at the end of this season. …
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  • Texans WR Hopkins making normal rookie mistakes, Kubiak says

    Texans WR Hopkins making normal rookie mistakes, Kubiak says

    Texans rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was briefly pulled from a home loss Sunday to the Oakland Raiders. Hopkins acknowledged postgame he needs to sharpen his focus, but didn’t specify his mistakes. Monday, coach Gary Kubiak vaguely answered a que…
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  • Kubiak may coach from press box vs. Jaguars

    Kubiak may coach from press box vs. Jaguars

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    Texans coach Gary Kubiak coached Sunday’s home loss to the Oakland Raiders from the top level of Reliant Stadium. He may do the same this week when the 2-8 Texans host the 1-9 Jacksonville Jaguars. “I have to listen to the people that are talking to me …
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  • Report: Rockets' Asik returns, set to play vs. C's

    Report: Rockets' Asik returns, set to play vs. C's

    CNNSI.com Nov 18, 2013
    Report: Rockets' Asik returns, set to play vs. C's
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  • Astros, MLB to hold media event on Tuesday

    Astros, MLB to hold media event on Tuesday

    MLB.com Nov 18, 2013
    The Astros and Major League Baseball are set to make a joint announcement on Tuesday morning at Minute Maid Park during a news conference at 10 a.m. CT. Members of Houston's front office and former Astros stars slated to be in attendance.
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  • Crane: Next talks in January on getting Class AAA team to Houst…

    Crane: Next talks in January on getting Class AAA team to Houston area

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    While the Astros sort out their plans for a new spring training site in Florida, there remains a parallel hope to build a new park in the Houston area for their Class AAA team. Astros owner Jim Crane said that he expects to again talk to the development…
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  • Two viable sources, Elmo and Nuggets coach Brian Shaw, talk Dwi…

    Two viable sources, Elmo and Nuggets coach Brian Shaw, talk Dwight Howard and strategy (Video)

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2013
    This coming Thursday, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard — no stranger to children's television — will appear on time-honored PBS programming staple "Sesame Street" to join Elmo in helping teach kids the proper definition of the word "s…
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  • Texans likely would carry Andre Johnson’s contract for one more…

    Texans likely would carry Andre Johnson’s contract for one more year, at most

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2013
    With Texans receiver Andre Johnson answering questions about whether he’s happy in Houston by saying, “I’m under contract so I have to play my contract out,” the next question becomes how long that contract will force him to stay put. So we’ve gotten ou…
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  • Astros open spring play on Feb. 28 vs. Braves

    Astros open spring play on Feb. 28 vs. Braves

    chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    The Astros will open spring training play against the Braves on Feb. 28 in Orlando and then windup the exhibition season with a pair of games against the Rangers in San Antonio on March 28-29 and games against Veracruz of the Mexican League at Minute Ma…
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  • Division struggles indict Titans

    Division struggles indict Titans

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Second place teams all over the NFL look at the Tennessee Titans and have to be jealous. They get to play in a division with the Jaguars and Texans? Sign us up for that. The Jaguars are 1-9. The Texans are 2-8. Only one other divisio…
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  • If season ended today, Texans draft third

    If season ended today, Texans draft third

    ESPN.com chron.com Nov 18, 2013
    With most teams 10 games into their 2013 season, ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert is starting to examine the top of next year's draft. That's based on record, followed by strength of schedule. If the season ended today, the Texans (2-8) would draft third, after…
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  • The Agony of the Houston Texans

    The Agony of the Houston Texans

    grantland.com Nov 18, 2013
    This is an unsettling thing: Once, when I was in college, I went to a park near the campus to play pickup soccer with a few people. While I was sittin...
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  • Video - Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak: quarterback Case Keenum will start 01:17

    Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak: quarterback Case Keenum will start

    Nov 18
    Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak discusses his decision to bench Case Keenum against the Oakland Raiders in Week 11 and who will start in Week 12.
  • Video - Schaub, Johnson Frustrated 01:23

    Schaub, Johnson Frustrated

    Nov 18
    Adam Schefter discusses the argument between Texans QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson at the end of Houston's loss to Oakland.
  • Video - Texans postgame press conference 02:56

    Texans postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Texans react following game with Raiders

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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
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