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4th AFC South (2-14-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: Reliant Stadium

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  • Brandt: Texans could pull off draft-then-trade scenario with Clowney

    There is a "good chance" the Houston Texans will trade the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, according to NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt. And Jadeveon Clowney could be the key to it.
  • Report: Texans GM likes Khalil Mack over Clowney

    Khalil Mack might not be No. 1 in most analysts' mock drafts, but Houston Texans GM Rick Smith might target him over Jadeveon Clowney. What would make the Buffalo product a better fit?
  • Sapp: Clowney not No. 1

    On Monday's edition of "NFL Total Access," Warren Sapp and Heath Evans questioned Jadeveon Clowney's work ethic. Which player would Sapp select with the draft's first pick?
  • Texans' Cushing says he's '100 percent' healthy

    Houston linebacker Brian Cushing tweeted Wednesday that he's been medically cleared after two seasons marred by knee injuries. For the Texans to succeed, they'll need him back -- and as strong as before.
  • Two-round mock draft: Texans pick up Clowney and McCarron

    The Houston Texans get their superstar and their quarterback in Bucky Brooks' two-round mock draft, selecting Jadeveon Clowney at No. 1 overall and AJ McCarron atop Round 2 of the 2014 draft.
  • Texans LB says Clowney is going to make an impact 'with us or someone else'

    South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney is in play to be the No. 1 overall pick by Houston, and Texans linebacker Brian Cushing says Clowney is an immediate-inmpact player in the NFL.
  • Davis: Buffalo's Mack a better fit for Texans than Clowney

    Khalil Mack might be a better fit for the Houston Texans' 3-4 defense than Jadeveon Clowney, but NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Clowney is just too good for them to pass up.
  • Tracking teams' interest in top prospects in draft

    Take a look at which general managers and head coaches attended which college pro days, as well as the private workouts teams had with top 2014 NFL Draft prospects.
  • Texas-sized momentum

    Will the Houston Texans pass on a quarterback to select Jadeveon Clowney at the top of the 2014 NFL Draft? At least one prominent beat writer says yes.
  • Waiting on a quarterback?

    "At least four" QB-needy teams-- including the Texans and Jaguars -- are "strongly considering" passing up QBs in the first round, Peter King reports. Does that mean Jadeveon Clowney goes first overall?
  • Foster to take part in Texans' OTAs

    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster reiterated that he is healthy. The 27-year-old running back said he will be good to go when the Texans begin OTAs in May.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 1 (1)  
Rd 2, Pick 1 (33)  
Rd 3, Pick 1 (65)  
Rd 4, Pick 1 (101)  
Rd 4, Pick 35 (135)  
Rd 5, Pick 1 (141)  
Rd 6, Pick 1 (177)  
Rd 6, Pick 5 (181)  
Rd 6, Pick 35 (211)  
Rd 7, Pick 1 (216)  
Rd 7, Pick 41 (256)  
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LP Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 7 0 0 3 10
Tennessee Titans 0 6 7 3 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 07 Washington 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Oakland 4:25 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 21 @ New York Giants 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 28 Buffalo 1:00 PM ET
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ Dallas 1:00 PM ET
6 Thu, Oct 09 Indianapolis 8:25 PM ET
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/16 Ricardo Mathews (DT) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/8 Andre Brown (RB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/3 Elbert Mack (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/31 Chris Clemons (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250
Houston 2 14 0 .125

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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. 30, 2013 at 04:05 a.m.

    (3:40) (Shotgun) R.Fitzpatrick pass deep right intended for N.Washington INTERCEPTED by B.McCain (A.Smith) [A.Smith] at HST 25. B.McCain to HST 25 for no gain (K.Wright).

  2. Published: Dec. 30, 2013 at 02:40 a.m.

    (9:42) J.Grimes right guard for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.

  3. Published: Dec. 29, 2013 at 02:20 p.m.

    Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith pressures Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, forcing a bad throw and Texans cornerback Brice McCain intercepts.

  4. Published: Dec. 29, 2013 at 01:16 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes runs for a 3-yard touchdown.

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