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HOUSTON -- Brock Osweiler doesnt have much experience as an NFL starter. Adidas Nmd r2 Schweiz . The good news for the Houston Texans is that their inconsistent quarterback does have a history with the San Diego Chargers, who visit Houston on Sunday.Osweiler won twice last season against the Chargers when he played for Denver. He believes his familiarity with San Diego (4-6) will help him this week despite his move to a new team.The one thing it allows me to do is ... I know their personnel a little bit, Osweiler said. I know what (defensive coordinator John) Pagano wants to do schematically. Obviously, Im expecting some game plan adjustments that maybe I havent seen before, but certainly I feel like San Diego is more of a common opponent in my eyes.Osweiler and the Texans look to rebound this week after yet another road loss against Oakland in Mexico City. The Texans (6-4) hope to improve to 6-0 at home on Sunday and hold onto first place in the AFC South when they host a San Diego team which has lost two of three and is coming off its bye .Though the Texans werent able to outlast Oakland , coach Bill OBrien believes Osweiler is improving and that hell get better as he gets more experience in Houstons system. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions, but has been much better at home where hes had eight TD tosses.Our chemistry is growing with every single day we spend together and obviously my knowledge of the offense is getting better and better each week, Osweiler said.Chargers coach Mike McCoy has a history with Osweiler . He was Denvers offensive coordinator when Osweiler was drafted in 2012 and the coach is impressed with the progress hes made this season.I know the attention to detail, the way he prepares, McCoy said. Hes going to be the biggest critic of himself, but a talented player. The more you play with your teammates, the more you play in your system ... the more comfortable you are going to feel the better you are going to play as time goes on, and that showed on Monday night.Some things to know about Houstons first meeting against San Diego since 2013.NOT THAT WATT: There will be a Watt on the field in Houston, but it wont be Texans injured superstar J.J. Watt. It will be his brother Derek Watt , a rookie sixth-round pick of the Chargers this season. Quarterback Philip Rivers said hes added a new dimension to their offense.Hes kind of a true fullback that was havent really had in a handful of years, Rivers said. Weve used our tight ends kind of in that role. He obviously plays on special teams as well, he catches the ball well and hes good as a fullback. Hes been a good addition for us.CLOWNEYS CONTRIBUTION: Houston defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is having the best season of his three-year career and is tied for second in the NFL with a career-high 12 tackles for losses. The improvement of the top overall pick in the 2014 draft has helped Houston deal with the loss of Watt.Hes a very talented player, McCoy said. Hes a player that you have to make sure you know where he is every play, because he is a special player that can change a game in a hurry.RECORD WATCH: With 109 career touchdown catches, San Diegos Antonio Gates needs two to tie Tony Gonzalez for the NFL record for a tight end. Gates has five TD catches this year. He has yet to have a two-touchdown game. Gates has caught 82 career scoring passes from Rivers, the most in NFL history between a quarterback and a tight end.EXTRA TIME: This is the second week in a row Houston will meet a team coming off its bye. Coach Bill OBrien said his coaching staff had to work more this week and last to even the field since their opponents had more time to get ready.Theyve already been preparing for you for three or four days or whatever it is, OBrien said. We have a lot of catching up to do ... Im not complaining about that. Its just its definitely something that we have to put in extra time to try to catch up to their preparation time for us.GORDONS WORK: San Diego running back Melvin Gordon looks to continue his big season. Hes the NFLs fourth-leading rusher with 838 yards, needing 162 more for his first 1,000-yard season and the 20th in franchise history. The Chargers last 1,000-yard rusher was Ryan Mathews with 1,255 in 2013. Gordon ran for a career-high 196 yards in a victory against Tennessee three weeks ago. He has three 100-yard games and nine rushing touchdowns this season, compared to no 100-yard games and no touchdowns during his miserable rookie season, when he was benched twice for fumbling and then injured his left knee, forcing him to miss the final two games and leading to offseason surgery.---AP Sports Writer Bernie Wilson contributed to this report.---For more NFL coverage: and Adidas Gazelle Schweiz . The Masters champion and winner of last weeks Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne. "Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said. Adidas Eqt Schweiz . The Dane followed up his first European Tour title last weekend with eight birdies and just a single dropped shot on Thursday for a one-stroke advantage over South Africas Allan Versfeld and Portugals Ricardo Santos. . He says so-called TRT is only one problem and he wants to go even further than the ban. "Its about time," St-Pierre told reporters at a promotional event in Montreal on Friday. "I think its a good thing. NBA commissioner Adam Silver is clearly not a fan of Kevin Durant heading to the Golden State Warriors, even though it was all above board. But will a perceived superteam translate into league dominance? Only time will tell.Heres more from Las Vegas Summer League: | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3The Golden State Warriors are technically playing by the rules, though it doesnt exactly feel like it. Painful playoff losses are supposed to bring about an offseason of wallowing, the stuff of Dirk Nowitzki running off to Australia and growing a full beard. Instead, the unchastened Warriors evaded the natural heartbreak process by promptly wooing Kevin Durant to what was already considered the best shooting team in the league. They did it legally, but that fact wont do much to soften feelings around the league.Adam Silver gave voice to some of that sentiment Tuesday in his NBAs Board of Governors address. Silver said, In the case of Kevin Durant, I absolutely respect his decision once he becomes a free agent to make a choice thats available to him. In this case, he operated 100 percent within the way of the system, and the same with Golden State. Having said that, I do think in order to maintain those principles that I discussed, creating a league in which every team has the opportunity to compete, I do think we need to re-examine some of the elements of our system. Silvers summary on the current state of superteams was surprisingly pointed: I do not think thats ideal for the league.When asked about Silvers comments, Warriors owner Joe Lacob declined to comment at first, before saying, Let them talk, as he exited Thomas & Mack Center.Its certainly understandable that many find the 73-and-Durant Warriors too decadent to bear. For the leagues parity partisans, this could be considered a major affront, an event worthy of reconsidering the very structure of the league. Maybe the Warriors are an existential threat to every team in the league, and maybe the angst theyve stirred up makes for an existential threat to them. Maybe the owners will cooperate next CBA to crush what Golden State has built.On top of Durant, smaller things are stoking resentments. There was the below-market signing of center Zaza Pachulia, a roster move that prompted ESPNs Zach Lowe to tweet, II have gotten almost as many angry texts/etc from team execs about GSW getting Zaza for nothing as I did re: GSW signing KD. Nmd Schuhe Online. Then David West joined on for the veterans minimum.The next inspiration of jealousy was Golden States second-round selection of shooting guard Patrick McCaw, who looks like a player. Perhaps McCaw, a 20-year-old UNLV product, isnt projected for stardom, but he has shown promise in these games as a solid rotation player who defends at a high level and moves the ball well. At pick No. 38, that would make for a steal. After a solid performance from McCaw, an Eastern Conference team official remarked, Another second round theft for the Warriors. Damn it!The Warriors are equally high on McCaw. Steve Kerr was impressed with McCaws play so far and remarked that he should get rotation minutes. Kerr favors players who avoid dominating the rock and adjust themselves to a team concept. So far, McCaw fits that bill. Golden State assistant coach Ron Adams, a man not famed for his effusive compliments, declared of McCaw, He sees the game well.If the Warriors have a flaw, its their lack of rim protection at the 5. Pachulia is a smart positional defender, but lacks the burst to block shots. Larry Sanders, who is currently retired, might have hinted at joining Golden State on social media, but that marriage does not appear to be in the cards. The Warriors looked into Sanders as a possible signing, but decided against it.Rim protection is probably more luxury than necessity for a roster that boasts Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Durant. These Warriors claim an embarrassment of riches, and while theres no guarantee this ends in a title, much of the league is already operating as though resistance is futile -- until next years CBA, maybe. If and when the other owners attempt to Harrison Bergeron the Warriors, Lacob and Co. intend to stay one step ahead. The NBA Finals appeared to be their Waterloo, but instead theyve charged forth, bolder than ever, impervious to haters. If last seasons unintentional Lacob slogan was light years, perhaps this seasons is, Let them talk. ' ' '