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Officials tell fans how to spot fake Super Bowl tickets

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NFL and law enforcement officials say fans can tell if they are buying real Super Bowl tickets by checking for the heat-sensitive logos. On the front of each ticket is a full polymer graphic that is raised and the back features a true color security label with Houston’s skyline and the Super Bowl logo. The final security feature is a graphic on the lower portion of the back of each ticket which is printed with thermochromic ink. The HTX logo…

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Super Bowl serves at peacemaker between Uber and Houston

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Anybody using Uber in Houston during Super Bowl week can thank the big game for their ride. Up until a couple of months ago, it was unclear if the popular ride-hailing service would be helping shuttle many of the more than 1 million people expected to take part in Super Bowl-related activities in the host city. Uber had threatened to leave Houston ahead of the festivities, insisting various city regulations, including fingerprint background checks of drivers, were too burdensome and…

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Jaguars lose 9th straight in Houston; Gus Bradley fired

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Never before had the Jacksonville Jaguars lost nine games in a row. On Sunday in Houston that statement became inoperable when the Houston Texans came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat Jacksonville 21-20. After the game, Jaguars Coach Gus Bradley was fired. “I thanked Gus Bradley for his commitment to the Jacksonville Jaguars over the past four seasons,” said Jaguars’ owner Shad Khan. “As anyone close to our team knows, Gus gave his staff and players everything he…

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Texans earn first road victory by beating Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars won the statistical battle, but that was of little consolation on Sunday. The Houston Texans came away with a 24-21 victory over the Jaguars at EverBank Field. Jacksonville’s defense held Texans’ Quarterback Brock Osweiler to only 99 yards passing. Unfortunately, two of his passes went for touchdowns. Jaguars’ Quarterback Blake Bortles threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns. It was another throw that played a huge role in determining the outcome. His fourth pass attempt of the…

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Jacksonville Jaguars end season in familiar fashion

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“It’s evident to see how far we’ve come in many aspects of our game.” — Shad Khan. Our friends at the Columbia Journalism Review had an article a few months back supporting the Associated Press stylebook stance against sports clichés. Left unwritten: why the cliché is so prevalent. When you cover a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars, which has been in “wait-til-next-year” mode since the Barack Obama “historic victory” post-inauguration collectible plates were a hot seller, you see the same things over and…

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Jaguars/Texans to be a glorified exhibition

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sunday season finale in Houston against the (all but certain) AFC South champs Houston Texans lacks drama. We know that Gus Bradley is keeping his job as head coach. We can assume that defensive coordinator Bob Babich won’t be so lucky. We know that T.J. Yeldon is out yet again and that Jonas Gray and Denard Robinson will share reps at tailback. And we know that, despite relative stability at all skill positions this year, the Jaguars will play their last game…

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Writing off some teams early in schedule a mistake

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Anyone who wrote off the Texans, Chiefs, Redskins and Bears when they slid to the bottom of the early NFL standings better have used pencil. While those four teams don’t have championship-level talent, they’ve revived their fortunes and are making some noise. Yes, all are 4-5 and have the kind of holes that make them virtual non-contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. But they’re revitalized and figure to be dangerous opponents down the stretch, with the Texans and Redskins still in…

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