Houston Texans

4th AFC South (4-12-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Texans to release all-time leading tackler Cushing

    The Houston Texans informed linebacker Brian Cushing on Sunday that they plan to move on from him, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
  • Rehab on track: Deshaun Watson back to running

    Houston is hoping it can soon see its own unexpected run to a title unfold in the near future. The franchise's literal first steps toward glory happened on Monday when Deshaun Watson ran on a treadmill.
  • Watt named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who helped raise more than $37 million for people affected by Hurricane Harvey, was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday.
  • Texans sign O'Brien to extension, hire Gaine as GM

    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed, the team signed coach Bill O'Brien to a four-year extension and hired new general manager Brian Gaine to a five-year contract.
  • Texans expected to hire Buffalo exec Gaine as GM

    Brian Gaine is returning to Houston as its next GM. Gaine joined the Buffalo Bills this offseason as vice president of player personnel after manning that position in Houston for two seasons.
  • Texans hire firm to find Smith replacement at GM

    The Houston Texans have hired an outside search firm to find a replacement for Rick Smith at general manager, a source informed of the team's plans told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Who's safe? Who's out? AFC coaches on hot seat

    Is Mike Mularkey in trouble even if Tennessee makes the postseason? Will Jimmy Haslem keep his word and keep Hue Jackson in Cleveland? Ian Rapoport looks at AFC coaching staffs in flux.
  • Texans promote OG Quessenberry to active roster

    David Quessenberry has battled cancer for most of his NFL career. Now cancer free, the Houston Texans promoted him to the active roster on Tuesday.
  • Jadeveon Clowney on Blake Bortles: 'He trash'

    Blake Bortles did his part in Sunday's comprehensive scattering of the Texans, but Houston's Jadeveon Clowney remained unimpressed with the Jaguars quarterback. Is he accurate in his assessment?
  • NFL, NFLPA investigating Tom Savage concussion

    One day after Tom Savage suffered a scary concussion in a loss to the 49ers, Bill O'Brien said Houston's medical staff initially cleared Savage to return before the coach asked them to examine the QB again.
  • Savage: DeAndre Hopkins is 'best receiver' in NFL

    Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins' production this season has not waned despite losing starting quarterback Deshaun Watson to a season-ending injury.
  • Bill O'Brien on Tom Savage: 'He can't turn it over'

    The Ravens scored 10 points off Tom Savage turnovers and defeated the Texans by seven. Afterward, coach Bill O'Brien pointed to that math as the primary reason for his team losing.
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Lucas Oil Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 3 10 0 0 13
Indianapolis Colts 0 7 7 8 22
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Mon, Nov 27 @ Baltimore 16-23   L
13 Sun, Dec 03 @ Tennessee 13-24   L
14 Sun, Dec 10 San Francisco 16-26   L
15 Sun, Dec 17 @ Jacksonville 7-45   L
16 Mon, Dec 25 Pittsburgh 6-34   L
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Indianapolis 13-22   L
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Team W L T Win %
Jacksonville 10 6 0 .625
Tennessee 9 7 0 .563
Indianapolis 4 12 0 .250
Houston 4 12 0 .250

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Bill O'Brien

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Bill O'Brien was named the third head coach in Houston Texans franchise history on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The 44-year old brings 21 years of collegiate and NFL coaching experience to the Bayou City.

The former Penn State head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator has ascended steadily throughout his coaching career. O'Brien spent the last two years leading Penn State through one of the greatest periods of strife any major college program has endured, garnering national and conference coach-of-the-year awards in the process. In the five years prior to his tenure at Penn State, O'Brien helped lead the New England Patriots to a pair of Super Bowl berths, first as an offensive assistant in 2007 and then again in 2011 as offensive coordinator.

O’Brien's first stop as a head coach proved he has the mettle to handle the toughest of situations as well as the talent and leadership ability to succeed in them. The Brown University alum took on one of the tallest tasks in college football history when he was named head coach at Penn State on Jan. 6, 2012. In addition to replacing Joe Paterno, the all-time winningest head coach in NCAA Football Bowl Division history, O'Brien was saddled with guiding PSU through heavy scholarship reductions, a four-year postseason ban, open transfer policy for players on the roster he inherited and the public aftermath of a devastating scandal that threatened the football program's storied existence.

Penn State won eight of its final 10 games to finish the 2012 season 8-4. O'Brien, who also served as offensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, was named the Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN National Coach of the Year after winning more games than any other first-year head coach in the program’s previous 125 seasons. He also was named the Big Ten Conference’s Dave McClain Coach of the Year by media and the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year by coaches.

A member of the Patriots' coaching staff from 2007 until coming to Penn State, O'Brien rose from offensive assistant his first season to wide receivers coach in 2008 and then quarterbacks coach from 2009-10 prior to his promotion to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011.

O'Brien began his coaching career at Brown in 1993 as a tight ends coach before serving as inside linebackers coach in 1994. He joined George O'Leary's Georgia Tech staff in 1995 as a graduate assistant, helping the Yellow Jackets to bowl appearances in each of his last six seasons. O'Brien was promoted to Georgia Tech's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2001 and assistant head coach in 2002.

O'Brien joined Friedgen's staff at Maryland in 2003 as running backs coach. The Terrapins finished second in the ACC in rushing in his first season and defeated West Virginia, 41-7, in the Gator Bowl. Following two years in College Park, O'Brien served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Duke from 2005-06 before joining the Patriots' coaching staff.

Born in Dorchester, Mass., O'Brien grew up in the Boston suburb of Andover and graduated from St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers. O'Brien went on to play linebacker and defensive end at Brown from 1990-92.

O'Brien and his wife, Colleen, have two sons: Jack, 11, and Michael, 8.

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  1. Published: Dec. 31, 2017 at 01:55 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue scores his first touchdown of the season on a 2-yard run.

  2. Published: Dec. 25, 2017 at 07:45 p.m.

    Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins hauls in incredible touchdown catch from quarterback T.J. Yates.

  3. Published: Dec. 25, 2017 at 06:55 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates connects with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for a 38-yard gain.

  4. Published: Dec. 25, 2017 at 05:23 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue cuts though defenders for a 48-yard gain.

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