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Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Wilfork undecided on retirement

    Vince Wilfork still hasn't made up his mind whether he wants to retire from the NFL. Speaking on NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Wednesday, Wilfork didn't want to use the word retire.
  • Texans add former Jets OL Giacomini

    Offensive line help is on the way for the Houston Texans. With Derek Newton likely missing all of 2017 because of knee injuries, the club announced Tuesday it has signed Breno Giacomini.
  • Texans ink Deshaun Watson to rookie contract

    The Texans head into rookie minicamp with their first-round QB under contract. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Deshaun Watson inked his four-year rookie deal on Friday.
  • Steelers GM wants T.J. Watt to 'make his own name'

    At this point, everybody knows T.J. Watt is J.J.'s little brother. But Steelers GM Kevin Colbert would rather the younger Watt "make his own name," rather than follow in J.J.'s big footsteps.
  • Savage 'super ready' for QB duel

    Everyone in Houston is super excited about the Tom Savage era. Especially Tom Savage. "It's going to be a battle," the QB said Monday. "I can't tell you how excited I am."
  • Lamar Miller: D'Onta Foreman's power will help Texans' offense

    Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller was a workhorse in 2016, but injuries slowed him down. Can rookie D'Onta Foreman help alleviate the pressure on Miller in 2017?
  • Texans GM: Watson will battle for starting QB gig

    After trading up in last week's draft to snag Deshaun Watson, the Texans insisted Tom Savage was still the starting QB. The rookie, however, will get a chance to earn the job.
  • Texans select home-state hero D'Onta Foreman

    The Texans have tabbed a Lone Star State hero as their next backfield horse. Houston selected Texas running back D'Onta Foreman with the No. 89 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Texans GM 'comfortable' with Savage; Watson ready to 'learn'

    Despite sacrificing nearly all of their high-end draft capital in 2018 to clear out the quarterback room and make the trade up to get Deshaun Watson, the Texans insist Tom Savage is still the starter.
  • Texans GM doesn't feel pressure to draft QB

    Texans general manager Rick Smith told reporters Friday he's comfortable with the idea of Tom Savage as Houston's starting quarterback and he doesn't feel pressure to draft a QB next week.
  • Minus Romo addition, Texans missed out on NFL Kickoff game

    NFL Senior Director of Broadcasting Mike North ljoined Good Morning Footballl to discuss the 2017 schedule. Did Tony Romo's retirement cost the Texans a chance at the NFL Kickoff Game?
  • J.J. hopes new training routine keeps him healthy

    J.J. Watt has made some significant changes to his training regimen after injuries derailed his 2016 campaign. He's confident he "can get the results" he wants while mitigating the risk of injury.
  • Savage: Texans' QB room will be 'peaceful'

    Tom Savage, Houston's current starting quarterback as offseason workouts begin, alluded to the Texans shedding perhaps more than just a contract in the trade of Brock Osweiler to the Browns.
  • Watt talked into wearing tight shirt (not hard)

    In today's NBA arena experience, it's cool to be a conformist. Texans star J.J. Watt attended Game 1 of the Rockets-Thunder series on Sunday and was shamed for not wearing Rockets gear.
  • Texans exercise Clowney's 5th-year option

    Houston picked up the fifth-year option on Jadeveon Clowney's rookie deal on Friday. The pass rusher was selected first overall in the 2014 draft and was heading into the final season of a four-year deal with the Texans.
  • Texans' Quessenberry finishes chemo treatment

    Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has finished chemo treatment. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2014.
  • AFC South: Free agency notables, draft outlooks

    The AFC South hasn't been great, but solid offseasons make it intriguing in 2017. Gregg Rosenthal eyes key developments -- like A.J. Bouye's move from Houston to Jacksonville.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 12 (12) Watson, Deshaun QB 
Rd 2, Pick 25 (57) Cunningham, Zach LB 
Rd 3, Pick 25 (89) Foreman, D'Onta RB 
Rd 4, Pick 24 (130) Davenport, Julie'n OT 
Rd 4, Pick 36 (142) Watkins, Carlos DT 
Rd 5, Pick 25 (169) Decoud, Treston S 
Rd 7, Pick 25 (243) Fuller, Kyle C 
Scoreboard more
Gillette Stadium - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 3 10 0 3 16
New England Patriots 14 3 7 10 34
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Wed, Aug 09 @ Carolina 7:30 PM ET
P2 Sat, Aug 19 New England 8:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 26 @ New Orleans 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 Dallas 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
2 Thu, Sep 14 @ Cincinnati 8:25 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Brock Osweiler 25 14 168 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Lamar Miller 31 73 2.4 1
Jonathan Grimes 4 30 7.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 5 67 13.4 1
Will Fuller 4 37 9.3 0
C.J. Fiedorowicz 2 35 17.5 0
Ryan Griffin 3 29 9.7 0
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AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Houston 0 0 0 .000
Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000
Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000
Tennessee 0 0 0 .000

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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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Team Profiles

  1. Published: Jan. 14, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is picked off by Houston Texans safety Andre Hal.

  2. Published: Jan. 14, 2017 at 09:19 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler finds tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz for the 10-yard TD.

  3. Published: Jan. 14, 2017 at 09:13 p.m.

    New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis fumbles the ball on the kick return and the Houston Texans recover.

  4. Published: Jan. 14, 2017 at 09:05 p.m.

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is intercepted by Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye on a tipped pass.

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