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Good morning Houston Texans fans! Monday mornings are always easier after a win, even if it is just a preseason game. The team still looked good and the starters were impressive. Here is all the news you need to know;
Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins: ‘Great’ to meet Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel – by Sarah Barshop, ESPN Staff Writer
"Manuel, who is from Sugar Land, Texas, won four medals for the United States and served as the coin toss captain for Sunday’s game.“Oh, it was great,” Hopkins said. “Me and somebody who represents our country in the way she does, and what she’s accomplished so far in her career. I’m pretty sure she has a lot more in store, though.”"
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Big first half powers Texans to preseason win over Cardinals – by Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle
"Nearly perfect passing by quarterback Brock Osweiler and another spectacular turnover-turned-touchdown run by inside linebacker John Simon in the first half fueled a 34-24 Texans preseason victory over the Arizona Cardinals at NRG Stadium Sunday afternoon.Fox’s national television audience thought it was getting a sneak peak at one of the NFC’s leading candidates to return for Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, but instead was forced to take seriously the notion that the Texans are viable contenders to become the first host city team to play for the Lombardi Trophy."
Texans take down Cardinals, 34-24 – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com
"Brock Osweiler completed 11-of-13 passes for 146 yards, throwing a touchdown and no interceptions. The Texans starting quarterback compiled a passer rating of 139.1. Osweiler played four series, scoring on three before he exited the game late in the second quarter. Will Fuller led all receivers with three catches for 67 yards and a touchdown."
A look inside Brock Osweiler and Houston Texans’ leap of faith – by Jeffri Chadiha, NFL.Com
"Brock Osweiler heard the gruff, gravelly voice in the background, then whirled to see the steely eyes of Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien barking orders. The more Osweiler watched the scene unfold, the more he was drawn to O’Brien’s command of his team, the way the coach inspired the men hanging on his every word."
"There were countless other things Osweiler could’ve been doing on that day in early March as he contemplated whether he really was going to leave the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos as an unrestricted free agent. Instead, he reached for his remote control, turned up the volume on his television and focused on an unexpected rerun of the Texans’ 2015 appearance on the HBO series “Hard Knocks.”"