Houston Texans

1st AFC South (11-5-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Watson sees Texans offense taking strides in '19

    Fully healthy this offseason, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson thinks he will better in Bill O'Brien's offense this season. The signal-caller says he feels ahead of where he was last year.
  • Bill O'Brien punts on discussing Texans GM firing

    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien repeatedly declined to comment on the firing of general manager Brian Gaine over the weekend after just 17 months on the job.
  • Texans interviewing Martin Mayhew for GM job

    San Francisco 49ers vice president of player personnel Martin Mayhew is in Houston to interview for the Texans GM vacancy, sources told Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager on Sunday.
  • DeAndre Hopkins coming off 'most banged up' year

    There are few passes that DeAndre Hopkins can't catch. Apparently, there are even fewer injuries that can keep him sidelined. The Texans WR said he tore ligaments in his shoulder in Houston's final loss.
  • Texans interviewing ex-Browns GM Ray Farmer

    The Texans are interviewing former Browns general manager Ray Farmer on Saturday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Farmer served as Cleveland's GM during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
  • O'Brien trusts Clowney is training hard on his own

    Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney isn't attending organized team activities while his franchise tag remains unsigned. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien trusts Clowney is working hard on his own.
  • Watt not planning to leave football anytime soon

    Amidst a Hall of Fame worthy career that was threatened with serious injuries, J.J. Watt doesn't have to rehabilitate himself this offseason and the Texans' star pass rusher has a positive outlook on how long he can go.
  • Texans QB Watson approves of O-line upgrades

    The Texans bolstered their offensive line in the 2019 draft, using two picks on offensive tackles Tytus Howard and Max Scharping. Signal-caller Deshaun Watson is pleased with the new acquisitions.
  • Roundup: Texans sign Addae to bolster secondary

    The Houston Texans continue to tinker with their secondary. Houston signed free-agent safety Jahleel Addae to a one-year contract on Thursday.
  • Tytus Howard to be one of Watson's 'bodyguards'

    The Texans need reinforcements on the offensive line. Enter Tytus Howard. Houston coach Bill O'Brien said Howard was drafted with the 23rd overall pick to be one of Deshaun Watson's "bodyguards."
  • Texans GM: Long-term Clowney deal 'still the plan'

    Texans general manager Brian Gaine said Thursday sides continue to try to hammer out a long-term solution for pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney before the July 15 deadline.
  • Texans WR Fuller (ACL) should be ready for Wk 1

    When the Houston Texans visit the New Orleans Saints to open the 2019 campaign on Monday Night Football, Will Fuller is expected to be in the lineup.
  • Texans safety Andre Hal announces retirement

    Texans safety Andre Hal announced Tuesday he's retiring after five seasons. Hal, who is in remission following his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, said he's "completely healthy."
  • O'Brien: Clowney negotiations 'will be interesting'

    The Texans placed the franchise tag on pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney earlier this month. Clowney, however, is seeking a long-term contract. The two have until July 15 to hammer out a deal.
Draft 2019 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 23 (23) Howard, Tytus T 
Rd 2, Pick 22 (54) Johnson, Lonnie CB 
Rd 2, Pick 23 (55) Scharping, Max T 
Rd 3, Pick 23 (86) Warring, Kahale TE 
Rd 5, Pick 23 (161) Omenihu, Charles DE 
Rd 6, Pick 23 (195) Crawford, Xavier CB 
Rd 7, Pick 6 (220) Gillaspia, Cullen RB 
Scoreboard more
NRG Stadium - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Indianapolis Colts 14 7 0 0 21
Houston Texans 0 0 0 7 7
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 08 @ Green Bay 8:00 PM ET
P2 Sat, Aug 17 Detroit 8:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 24 @ Dallas 7:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 29 Los Angeles Rams 8:00 PM ET
1 Mon, Sep 09 @ New Orleans 7:10 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 15 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Deshaun Watson 49 29 235 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Deshaun Watson 8 76 9.5 0
Lamar Miller 5 18 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Keke Coutee 11 110 10 1
Lamar Miller 8 63 7.9 0
DeAndre Hopkins 5 37 7.4 0
Alfred Blue 2 11 5.5 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
5/14 Taiwan Jones (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/13 Xavier Woodson-Luster (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/10 Mike Tyson (DB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
5/10 Duke Ejiofor (LB) Reserve/Injured; Prior to Cut to 53 (reserve/injured; prior to cut to 53).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Houston 11 5 0 .688
Indianapolis 10 6 0 .625
Tennessee 9 7 0 .563
Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

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. 5, 2019 at 07:22 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson gets loose for a 21-yard run on fourth-down.

  2. Published: Jan. 5, 2019 at 05:26 p.m.

    Houston Texans defensive end tips a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, and nose tackle Brandon Dunn snags the interception.

  3. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 03:22 p.m.

    Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins beats Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey to bring down a 43-yard pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson.

  4. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 03:08 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller bulldozed his way into the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown.

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