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    Houston Texans Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Houston Texans to get you started: 

    Established:1999
    Stadium:NRG Stadium
    Colours:Deep steel blue, battle red & liberty white
    Hall of Famers:Ed Reed
    Hall of Fame Coaches:None
    Rivals:Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys & New England Patriots
    Legends:J.J Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing, Jadeveon Clowney & Bob McNair
    Retired Numbers:None
    Conference: AFC
    Super Bowl Championships:0
    Conference Championships:0
    2020 Record:4-12
    1st 2021 Draft Pick:#67 – Davis Mills
    2021 Power Ranking:30

    Houston Texans Fixtures 2021 / 2022

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    Houston Texans History

    After 35 years in Texas, the Houston Oilers announced in 1995 that they would be relocating the franchise to Tennessee. With a void left in America’s largest state, local entrepreneur Bob McNair was determined to bring an NFL franchise back to the city of Houston.

    McNair founded Houston NFL holdings in 1998, and with the help of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the coalition put forward an eventually successful bid for a new NFL franchise, with the promise of a new stadium. In October 1999 the NFL awarded the 32nd team to Houston, at the cost of $700 million.

    Following the completion of their new headquarters and stadium, the Texans entered the league for the 2002 season, playing their opening game against local rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. The Texans became the first expansion team since 1961 to win their opening game, defeating the Cowboys 19-10 in front of 69,604 people.

    Houston ultimately struggled in their introduction to the NFL, only accumulating 18 wins over their first four seasons under head coach Dom Capers. Following a 2-14 season in 2005, Capers was fired, to make way for the franchise’s second coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak led the franchise to their first winning season in 2009, however the Texans missed out on a debut playoff berth. 

    After starting the 2010 season 4-2, Houston capitulated after their week 7 bye, finishing the year with a 6-10 record, earning them the 11th pick in the upcoming draft. The Texans selected defensive end J.J Watt.

    Watt came into 2010’s 29th ranked defense, and had an immediate impact in Houston, leading the 2011 Texans to the league’s fourth best defensive ranking in his rookie season. 

    The year of 2011 would also bring about Houston’s first division title off the back of a franchise record 10-6 season. The Texans defeated the Bengals 31-10 in their debut playoff game, before being eliminated by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round. 

    Houston responded well to their first playoff exit, surging to claim the AFC South division for the second year in a row, posting a franchise record 12 win season, with J.J Watt winning his first Defensive Player of the Year award. 

    The Texans once again defeated the Bengals in the opening round of the postseason, however were once again eliminated in the second round, following a 41-28 loss to the Patriots. After selecting wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th pick in the 2013 draft, Houston looked poised for another playoff push. 

    What followed was a 2-14 season that saw head coach Gary Kubiak fired after 13 games (2-11) of the regular season. The Texans lost 14 consecutive games following a 2-0 start, the longest losing streak in franchise history. 

    Bill O’Brien became the franchise’s third head coach prior to the 2014 season and led the Texans to 3 consecutive 9-7 seasons in his first three years. J.J Watt took out his second and third Defensive Player of the Year Awards in 2014 and 2015, as the Texans claimed their third and fourth AFC south division titles in 2015 and 2016. 

    Houston recorded their first playoff victory under O’Brien following the 2016 season, defeating the Raiders 27-14, before once again being defeated by the Patriots in the divisional round. Following their playoff exit, Houston traded up for the 12th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, giving them access to Clemson quarterback, Deshaun Watson.  

    Watson started six games his rookie season, leading the Texans to 3–3 record and having one of greatest rookie seasons by a quarterback in NFL history. Solidifying himself as the franchises first string quarterback.

    Watson finished the season with 1,699 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. He also rushed for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns. While his star receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the league in touchdown receptions.

    Despite Watson and Hopkins offensive output, the Texans finished the 2017 season with a 4-12 record, the team’s only losing season under Bill O’Brien up until 2020. Houston bounced back to record consecutive AFC South titles with two 10+ win seasons. 

    In what was a stunning and heavily ridiculed move, O’Brien traded Hopkins to the Cardinals, getting no substantial draft capital in return and the team suffered because of it. 

    A 0-4 start to the 2020 season saw O’Brien and the team part ways but the damage was already done.  Houston finished just 4-12 and resulted in Watson demanded a trade from the troubled franchise. Watt was released on his contract rather than being traded and no one knows what will happen with Watson moving forward.

    Expert 2021 / 2022 Picks & Preview on Houston Texans

    After a turbulent offseason that saw Deshaun Watson suspended and unlikely to play this season. The Texans face as many questions as ever, playing without their starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the question for this Texans team this season is whether or not they will be the worst team in the league or not.

    Front Office

    The Texans is a team that is likely going to rebuild after moving on from Bill O’Brien, JJ Watt, Will Fuller and more than likely Deshaun Watson. New head coach David Culley will have the difficult task of repairing this broken team. Culley started his career coaching in college in 1978 and worked in the college system for 15 years before getting an opportunity in the NFL to be a wide receiver coach for the Buccaneers in 1994.

    After moving to the NFL, Culley has slowly moved up the ranks to become the Texans head coach in 2021. This is Culley’s first stint as a head coach. Culley will have a difficult time with a roster that lacks talent and who has their franchise quarterback suspended. This will definitely be an uphill battle for Culley all season.

    The front office has tried to do what they can after head coach and GM Bill O’Brien gutted the team over his last couple of years in control. However, the damage done by O’Brien was massive and the Texans look like they have the worst roster in the NFL.

    Despite the damage, the Texans’ best offseason move was adding Nick Caserio as GM. The long-time Patriots personnel genius may actually make this Texans squad watchable. The Texans made a bunch of trades and signed a few veteran free agents, but nothing that made much of a splash except creating a new rushing attack.

    The Texans have added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay and Rex Burkhead to create an interesting running back group. They also added mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor to replace Watson. With these additions, the Texans might actually win a few games, but they will likely be a bottom 5 team especially with questions around first time head coach Daivd Culley.

    Offense

    The aforementioned new rushing attack will be the saving grace for this Texans team. The additions of Lindsay, Ingram and Burkhead to the Texans running back room that included David Johnson will create a multi-facet ground attack.

    When combined with mobile quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has actually been pretty decent during his career, the Texans could have a rushing attack that could rival the Ravens and their division rivals the Tennessee Titans. Watch for the Texans to adopt a lot of option plays which involve multiple running backs and Taylor running the ball.

    Outside of Tackles Laremy Tunsil and Marcus Cannon, the interior of this line is questionable and is cause for concern. The adoption of an option attack may hide the deficiencies of a Texans offensive line that is likely going to be in the bottom half of the league in terms of talent. However, with decent depth on the interior, the Texans may choose to cycle their interior lineman to keep players fresh in their new run dominated offense.

    At receiver the Texans have Brandin Cooks and then not much else behind him. When combined with a spotty offensive line, the receiving group will often be faced with limited time for their routes to properly develop.

    Although the Texans were 4th in passing yards last season this was primarily due to the transcendent talent of Deshaun Watson. Without Watson and Fuller, paired with the inconsistent arm of Tyrod Taylor, don’t expect much from the Texans’ air attack. This offense will be interesting to watch but certainly will not be a top unit like they were last season under Watson’s command.

    Defense

    The Texans defense should get better behind new defensive coordinator Love Smith. After a woeful season last year where the unit recorded just 10 takeaways, and allowed the third most yards in the NFL, the Texans should marginally improve.

    The Texans have switched to a 4-3 defense which has been quite good in the preseason. With Zach Cunningham quietly becoming a star and the addition of Maliek Collins, this defense will be watchable but still a bottom tier unit.

    The Texans defensive line was bad last year, and with JJ Watt gone, and in spite of the new additions and young talent on the line this unit looks to struggle in 2021. The Texans will need the youngsters on the line to step up. The linebacker group is somewhat better with Zach Cunnningham and Christan Kirksey leading the charge but without a strong line, they will also struggle.

    Same story for the secondary who lacks any big names and impact players. This defense will be tough to watch but if they can come together and develop, they may turn out to be a fun team to watch. With the defense looking like they may be slightly more watchable due to their core of linebackers, but this won’t be enough to prevent them from losing most of their games this year.

    Houston Texans Betting & Odds History

    The Houston Texans finished the 2020 season with the equal third worst overall record, 4-12, and the equal second worst record against the spread, 6-10. Despite having one of the best quarterbacks in the league, the Texans could manage just 3-5 at both home and on the road.

    When looking at total points, the Texans ended up 8-8, being just 3-5 at home and a surprising 5-3 when travelling.

    With all of their offseason drama, Watson demanding a trade and Watt being released, Houston opened with the equal worst odds in the league for Super Bowl LVI, +12500.

    Houston Texans FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Houston Texans? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Houston Texans play?

    The Houston Texans play their home games at NRG Stadium. 

    Who owns the Houston Texans?

    Janice McNair owns the Houston Texans. 

    Have the Houston Texans won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Houston Texans have never won a Super Bowl. 

    Who is the Houston Texans coach?

    David Culley was named head coach of the Houston Texans in the 2021 offseason.

    Do the Houston Texans play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Houston Texans are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Houston Texans games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Houston Texans record?

    The Houston Texans finished the 2020 season with a 4-12 record. 

    Did the Houston Texans win last night?

    Fans of the Houston Texans are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Houston Texans worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Houston Texans are worth $3.1 billion.

    Who do the Houston Texans play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Houston Texans play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Houston Texans?

    You can watch the Houston Texans on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Texans app. 

    Will the Houston Texans make the playoffs this year?

    The Houston Texans did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 4-12 record, third in the AFC South and 14th in the AFC.

    When do the Houston Texans play?

    Houston Texans fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Houston Texans game? 

    For more details on the next Houston Texans game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Houston Texans finish the season?

    The Houston Texans finished third in the AFC South and 14th in the AFC.

    How many games did the Houston Texans win?

    The Houston Texans won four games in the 2020 NFL season.