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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans defensive end JJ Watt went to punter Shane Lechler's house for Thanksgiving last year. This year Lechler's is spending Thanksgiving with his in-laws, so Watt is on his own. "It's probably best," said Watt, who generally sticks to a strict diet. "... I'll stick to my diet properly and we'll be fine. I won't nap for nine hours straight after I eat."

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Xavier Su'a-Filo was the Texans second pick of the 2014 draft, the first pick of the second round. Recently he has worked his way back into the starting lineup. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said its because Su'a-Filo is in better shape now. He said Su'a-Filo's calf injury was a consequence of not being in shape when he came into camp this year.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans coach Bill O'Brien brought pecan pies into the media room to prove he really likes Thanksgiving. He likes his warm with vanilla ice cream.

Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans right tackle Derek Newton was on the bike at practice on Thursday. He was on the injury report with an elbow injury. CB AJ Bouye was back to practice. He had a concussion.

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Tania Ganguli ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees did not realize JJ Watt's first career sack was against him in 2011. Laughed and noted he'll be part of a trivia question some day.

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Texans' emergency QB: Shane Lechler

Houston's punter nearly had to go under center last year after Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage were injured in the same game. He remains the team's top option if disaster strikes. Emergency QBs

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Woodson among 32 sportsmanship nominees

Veterans Charles Woodson, Philip Rivers and Calvin Johnson are among 32 players nominated for the Art Rooney Award that honors sportsmanship in the NFL.

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Texans' stock is sizzling

Since giving up 44 to the Dolphins, the Texans' defense has allowed just 29 points in three games. Houston's three-game winning streak has more than quadrupled its playoff chances, per FPI. Stock up, stock down

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AFC South on the upswing

The Colts are still the division favorites, while the Texans and Jaguars are still in it. Meanwhile, there's now just a 7 percent chance that the AFC South winner finishes below .500. Playoff projections (Insider)

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Hard to contain Hopkins

No one was surprised to see Darrelle Revis working as a shadow against DeAndre Hopkins this week. As it turns out, we didn't even need to downgrade Houston's top wideout. Fantasy 32 (Insider)

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Texans keep climbing rankings

A sudden defensive turnaround has Houston back to .500 and nearly in the top half of our list. The defense will get a major test against the Saints this week. Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards266.77th
Rushing Yards90.829th
Points For20.825th
Points Against22.815th

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