Houston had outgained Seattle 246 yards to 77 with 14 first downs to merely four for the ‘Hawks.

Dan Bailey, K, Dallas Cowboys, right groin: Bailey’s groin injury — suffered during the first half of the game against the 49ers, forcing safety Jeff Heath to pinch kick — led to the team’s signing of Mike Nugent to fill in at the kicker position. And he will fill in for a while. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Friday that Bailey could miss the next “four or more” games, which would put him out until at least Thanksgiving.

Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions, hamstring: Golladay has been sidelined with a balky hamstring since Week 4. He did participate in practices Monday (the team had a Monday practice coming out of its Week 7 bye but does not have to submit an injury report until Wednesday so his level of participation is unknown) and Wednesday (limited) but was absent Thursday and Friday.

For Bamba, the Longhorns’ star freshman — and the program’s most important recruit since Kevin Durant hit campus in 2006 — there’s a reason it’s his favorite principle.

“It’s pretty self-explanatory, and it is the same way for every team, but that’s something we really embrace here,” Bamba says. “If one guy is bringing energy, the next one is going to want to up that.”

The two years prior were more crazy. In 2015, eight teams rolled through the four spots over the five weeks of the rankings, including Oklahoma, which made the final group despite being ranked 15th in the first ranking. In 2014, eight teams showed up in the top four over seven weeks, but Ohio State, which wasn’t among the top four until the final rankings, was all the way down in 16th in the initial standings and wound up winning the national title.

Seahawks ticket-holders have enjoyed outstanding defense at home for ages, making Sunday’s performance by the Texans all the more fascinating. Midway through the second quarter.
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