Texans morning huddle: Shorts, Brooks on the mend


The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news you need to one convenient spot, today’s links look at the health of Cecil Shorts and Brandon Brooks

Good morning Texans fans! The team is on to New England, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have plenty to learn from this past game. Here is the news you need to know;

25 observations from Texans vs. Bills – by John Harris, HoustonTexans.com

"Well, my first trip to Buffalo wasn’t one I’d like to remember, that’s for sure. Other than the fact that the Texans didn’t turn the ball over, they made a ton of mistakes, especially in the first half. Yet, as they tripped all over themselves for the first 30 minutes, they still tied the game at 21 in the fourth quarter with a shot to win it late in the game.But, the Bills executed down the stretch, while the Texans let a couple of opportunities slip through their fingers. Literally. Here are my observations from the day in Buffalo.1. After the Texans had tied the game at 21, the Bills ended two drives the same exact way with near interceptions. Those interceptions could very likely have been pick sixes."

Texans Guard Brandon Brooks Out Of Hospital; Heading Back To Houston – by Garret Heinrich, CBS Houston

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"The Houston Texans were without starting right guard Brandon Brooks in their 30-21 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Brooks felt ill and left in an ambulance when the team arrived at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday morning.Brooks stayed in the hospital overnight while his team flew back to Houston after the loss to get ready for the New England Patriots on Sunday Night."

Cecil Shorts III looks “okay” after big hit – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"Cecil Shorts III was hit hard in Sunday’s 30-21 loss to Buffalo, but looks to be fine heading into Week 14.“Cecil Shorts took a hit there at the end of the game,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday. “But he’s not in the concussion protocol and looks to be okay.”"