Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (7-7-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Case Keenum expected to start for Texans

    Case Keenum is expected to start Sunday for the Houston Texans, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The team re-signed the quarterback this week.
  • Texans to start Keenum or Lewis

    The Houston Texans have not been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but their season took a hard left turn toward irrelevance on Sunday.
  • Texans signing Keenum

    Ryan Fitzpatrick's season is over. Tom Savage finished Sunday's game somewhat overwhelmed and injured. With a need at the position the Houston Texans will bring back Case Keenum.
  • Colts beat Texans to clinch AFC South

    The Indianapolis Colts didn't play their best football, but Andrew Luck and Co. did enough to fend off the Houston Texans for a 17-10 victory and clinch the AFC South division title.
  • Colts OT: Clowney 'screwed' after surgery

    Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus has undergone microfracture surgery. He believes that a player like Jadeveon Clowney, whose game is based on explosion, will be "screwed" after the surgery.
  • Luck, Colts look to sustain success vs. Texans

    The Andrew Luck-J.J. Watt showdown will be followed closely in Indianapolis on Sunday, but don't ignore the potential for a big game from Arian Foster, who's had a historic run against the Colts.
  • Clowney had knee surgery

    Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery Monday, Ian Rapoport reported. Will the Houston Texans' No. 1 overall pick be ready for the start of the 2015 season?
  • Watt on MVP chances: 'It doesn't matter to me'

    J.J. Watt is authoring one of the most dominant seasons by a defensive player in NFL history. What does the Texans star think about his chances of winning the MVP award?
  • Injury roundup: Andre Johnson suffers concussion after big hit

    Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game with a concussion. The Pro Bowl wide receiver suffered the concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit against the Jaguars.
  • DeAndre Hopkins coming off best WR outing of year

    DeAndre Hopkins is coming off the most dominant performance by a wide receiver this season. Find out what NFL Media's Mike Mayock has to say about Hopkins' talent level.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 1 (1) Clowney, Jadeveon DE 
Rd 2, Pick 1 (33) Su'a-Filo, Xavier OG 
Rd 3, Pick 1 (65) Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE 
Rd 3, Pick 19 (83) Nix, Louis NT 
Rd 4, Pick 35 (135) Savage, Tom QB 
Rd 6, Pick 1 (177) Pagan, Jeoffrey DE 
Rd 6, Pick 5 (181) Blue, Alfred RB 
Rd 6, Pick 35 (211) Prosch, Jay FB 
Rd 7, Pick 1 (216) Hal, Andre CB 
Rd 7, Pick 41 (256) Ballentine, Lonnie FS 
Scoreboard more
Lucas Oil Stadium - Wk 15 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 7 0 0 3 10
Indianapolis Colts 0 14 0 3 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 23 Cincinnati 13-22   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Tennessee 45-21   W
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ Jacksonville 27-13   W
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Indianapolis 10-17   L
16 Sun, Dec 21 Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 28 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
DeAndre Hopkins (WR) Q - Ankle
Tyson Clabo (T) P - Foot
Whitney Mercilus (LB) P - Back
Akeem Dent (LB) P - Neck
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick 312 197 2483 17
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Arian Foster 230 1127 4.9 8
Alfred Blue 144 483 3.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 69 1167 16.9 6
Andre Johnson 69 737 10.7 2
Arian Foster 36 294 8.2 4
Damaris Johnson 24 271 11.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/16 Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
12/16 Case Keenum (QB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/16 Case Keenum (QB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
12/16 Ricky Stanzi (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 10 4 0 .714
Houston 7 7 0 .500
Jacksonville 3 12 0 .200
Tennessee 2 13 0 .133

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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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