Houston Texans morning huddle: First glimpse of Mariota

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Good morning and happy hump day! We inch closer to Sunday, which gives us a chance to get the bad taste out of our mouths from the past game. Here is the news you need to know! Enjoy;

Texans to face Titans’ Marcus Mariota for first time – by John McClain, Houston Chronicle

The Texans swept the Titans in each of the last two seasons. They played against former Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger.

The 6-4 Mariota, who was injured in both games against the Texans last season, has seven turnovers during their 1-2 start.

Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans – Week 4 Picks And Predictions – David Golić, OppTrends.com

There is no team in NFL that needs to bounce back from a tough loss more than Houston Texans. After looking like true Playoff contenders in first two weeks, they got smacked by the New England Patriots. And they need to prove to everyone, but especially to themselves, that they can face and overcome adversity.

Texans linebacker John Simon off to fast start – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

The emergence of Texans outside linebacker John Simon as a productive pass rusher and run-stopper began last season.

The former Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year and Baltimore Ravens fourth-round draft pick parlayed his strength, instincts and athleticism into a career-high five sacks and 53 tackles.

Devon Still’s message on hospital visit: My family is proof you can beat cancer

Still’s daughter, Leah, fought cancer after being diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2014 at age four. She became cancer-free in March, but still had more treatments to undergo. In January, Still announced that Leah was officially done with treatment and had beaten cancer.

Still said it is important for him to make these visits, because he wants to show parents that they have support when they need it.

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