Texans morning huddle: Hopkins pats his own back, Hoyer to return


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The Houston Texans sit at 5-5 tied in first place and they are riding a three-game winning streak. All things are looking good in Houston, and here are some links to keep you in the know with the team you love. Enjoy;

Houston Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins gloats after dominating Jets’ Darrelle Revis – by Charles Curtis, NJ Advance Media

"Jets all-world cornerback Darrelle Revis left Sunday’s loss at the Texans with a concussion, but not before he got burned by DeAndre Hopkins, the third-year Texans wideout who’s rounding into one of the best receivers in the NFL.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithAfter admitting he heard a lot of chatter about how tough this game might be for him, Hopkins reveled in the Texans’ 24-17 victory—and in the big role he played by besting Revis."

Texans QB Brian Hoyer passes concussion test, cleared to play – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer passed the concussion protocol Monday morning and is cleared to play, coach Bill O’Brien said.Hoyer suffered a concussion that caused memory problems in the third quarter of the Texans’ win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 16. He missed Sunday’s game against the New York Jets as backup T.J. Yates led Houston (5-5) to a 24-17 victory."

Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins becoming the master of the one-handed catch – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

"“He has the ability to make that one-handed catch,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “I really only coached one other guy that was able to do that like that and that’s Randy Moss. Hop is – when he makes those types of catches every time I see them, and he does them all the time at practice, it’s always something that definitely opens your eyes because to have the ability to do that. He has very, very strong hands, so he has the ability to make one-handed catches like that because of the size of his hands and the strength of his hands. It’s a big attribute of his.”"

Defensive turnaround has helped key win streak – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com

"Houston’s now 5-5, and tied with the Colts for first place in the AFC South. In yesterday’s win over the Jets, New York found the end zone in the third quarter, and they were the first team to do in a span of 12 quarters…dating back to that loss at Miami.A home win over the Titans followed, and then came the week off.“I think the bye came at a good time for us,” head coach Bill O’Brien said. “We came in here and we just reevaluated, coaches players, everybody, basically said, ‘Hey look, it’s a new season’. Thankfully we were still in it at that point.”"