Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (5-5-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Browns' Bryant: Mallett 'didn't do much'

    The Texans resolutely downed the Browns on Sunday, but Cleveland defensive end Desmond Bryant was hardly wowed by Houston's debutant starting quarterback, Ryan Mallett.
  • Clowney 'felt great' in Texans' win

    Playing in just his third game all season, top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans told reporters he "felt great" in Houston's 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.
  • Mallett-led Texans overwhelm listless Browns on road

    In his first NFL start, Ryan Mallett led the Houston Texans into cold Cleveland and beat the Browns 23-7. What were our takeaways from the game?
  • Foster inactive vs. Browns

    Arian Foster is officially inactive for the Houston Texans' Week 11 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. Foster suffered a groin injury in the team's Week 9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • Texans' Foster (groin) long shot to play vs. Browns

    Arian Foster is listed as questionable to play Sunday when the Houston Texans face the Cleveland Browns. However, Foster looks like he'll be a long shot to play, as he recovers from a groin injury sustained Week 9.
  • Browns' Pettine on Mallett: We know he has a huge arm

    Browns coach Mike Pettine didn't take long to identify Ryan Mallett's biggest asset: His arm. The quarterback is scheduled to make his debut for the Houston Texans on Sunday.
  • Clowney (knee) continues to feel discomfort

    Jadeveon Clowney told reporters Wednesday that an illness isn't the only reason he sat out Sunday against the Eagles. The Houston Texans' prized rookie admits he's still having issues with his knee.
  • Andre Johnson: I support both Mallett and Fitzpatrick

    Despite the Texans' momentous switch from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Ryan Mallett under center, Andre Johnson's take was about as bland as they come from someone about to catch passes from a young QB.
  • Tomlinson: Clowney's 'character flaw' starting to emerge

    Jadeveon Clowney was never going to have it easy in the NFL. But after spending time on his Instagram account on Sunday, is he finding out just how hard things can be under the public eye?
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
FirstEnergy Stadium - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 7 7 3 6 23
Cleveland Browns 0 7 0 0 7
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Bye
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Cleveland 23-7   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
13 Sun, Nov 30 Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Arian Foster (RB) Q - Groin
Jadeveon Clowney (LB) P - Knee
Mike Mohamed (LB) P - Hip
Jeff Tarpinian (LB) P - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick 254 157 1960 11
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Arian Foster 161 822 5.1 7
Alfred Blue 104 390 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 46 764 16.6 4
Andre Johnson 55 631 11.5 1
Arian Foster 26 229 8.8 3
Damaris Johnson 18 218 12.1 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/18 Ricky Sapp (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/12 Max Bullough (ILB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
11/12 Chris Martin (T) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/12 Max Bullough (ILB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 6 4 0 .600
Houston 5 5 0 .500
Tennessee 2 8 0 .200
Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100

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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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