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  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive In

    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

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BWTB: Connections with New England

Posted Nov 27, 2013

The Texans and Patriots share a slew of connections.

Every week, in every NFL game, each team shares a multitude of connections. Players that played for the opposing team. Players on opposing teams who played on the same college team together. Coaches who coached opposing players in college or NFL.

The links are endless, but often very interesting.

The Texans and Patriots square off Sunday, and it'll be the third time in less than 365 days the two squads have played each other. The first two meetings were in December of last year on a Monday night, and then last January in the playoffs. Both ended in ugly fashion for Houston. But both franchises have some interesting connections. Below are just a few.

A pair of Texans were once in the Patriots' organization in nose tackle Terrell McClain and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian.

The only Patriot who was once a Texan is rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones. He was a sixth-round draft pick last April, but was picked up by New England after being cut near the end of training camp.

In college at Arizona, linebacker Brooks Reed and nose tackle Earl Mitchell were teammates with New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. Those three were together from 2007 to 2009 in Tuscon. Mitchell and Gronkowski entered the NFL in 2010, while Reed became a pro a year later.

Patriot wide receiver Danny Amendola was a star at the Woodlands High School and then Texas Tech. As a Red Raider in 2007 he finished with more than 1,000 yards receiving. He bounced from the Cowboys and Eagles practice squads before establishing himself in 2009 with the Saint Louis Rams. Amendola signed with the Patriots last spring and has 358 yards receiving in seven games.

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