Texans morning huddle: Ties to Pats, loss could have been worse


The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news sources to one spot, today’s stories look at the ties to New England, and more

The Houston Texans are getting ready to face the New England Patriots as they begin heir final stretch of the season. Here is the news you need to know to keep up with your team;

Detailing the Patriots’ ties to their next opponent, the Texans – by Mike Reiss, ESPN

"The theme among New England Patriots players in the locker room Monday was that they are moving on quickly from Sunday’s surprising 35-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s on to Houston.With this in mind, here is a snapshot look at the various Patriots-based ties with the Texans:"

Eagles sign outside linebacker from Houston Texans practice squad – by Brandon Lee Gowton, SB Nation

"The Philadelphia Eagles signed outside linebacker Steven Means away from the Houston Texans’ practice squad. The Eagles had an open roster spot after releasing veteran wide receiver Miles Austin on Monday.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 Smith"

Texans Look To Shut Down New England’s Passing Game – by Gregory Hunt, CBS Connecticut

"The New England Patriots will be looking to break a rare two-game losing streak when they face the Houston Texans Sunday night at NRG Stadium. A win by the Patriots, combined with a loss by the New York Jets, will clinch the AFC East division title for New England for the seventh consecutive year."

Texans missed an opportunity, but loss to Bills wasn’t catastrophic – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"No one will deny that losing is bad, but sometimes losing is less harmful than it is at other times.On Sunday the Houston Texans suffered their first loss since October. Unlike some of their early losses this season, this one wasn’t a complete catastrophe. In the scheme of things, the Texans aren’t much worse off than they were heading into the game.That’s because the Indianapolis Colts lost, too."