Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (9-7-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
23.2(14th)
YDS
344.6(17th)
PASS YDS
209.5(24th)
RUSH YDS
135.1(5th)
(league rank)

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  • Watt bought a cabin in 'middle of nowhere' to train

    01/30/2015
    J.J. Watt's full offseason will be dedicated to improving (apparently he can still get better after an MVP-caliber season). To focus on his goals the Houston Texans' lineman bought himself an isolated cabin.
  • Opponents set for 2015 NFL season

    12/29/2014
    Two of the game's high-profile quarterbacks -- Tom Brady and Tony Romo -- will get a rare opportunity to face each other at AT&T Stadium in North Texas next season. See all 2015 opponents for every team here.
  • Watt bolsters MVP case

    12/28/2014
    Though a Ravens victory prevented the Texans from making the playoffs, Houston's J.J. Watt led his team with three sacks in a 23-17 win over Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Ravens no longer control fate

    12/21/2014
    The Baltimore Ravens' win-out scenario to the postseason has vanished. Thanks to the Texans, the Ravens now find themselves needing help to get into the playoffs next week.
  • Case Keenum expected to start for Texans

    12/19/2014
    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

    12/15/2014
    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

    12/15/2014
    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.
  • Fitzpatrick done for year

    12/14/2014
    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick broke his leg on an attempted scramble and is done for the season, Ian Rapoport reports. Rookie Tom Savage will get a chance to finish the season for the Texans.
  • Watt on MVP chances: 'It doesn't matter to me'

    12/08/2014
    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?
  • Arian Foster, Texans run over Jaguars

    12/07/2014
    Arian Foster ran for 127 yards and a touchdown, which came on a nifty cutback move, and the Houston Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-13 on Sunday to stay in the muddled AFC playoff picture.
Draft 2015 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 16 (16)  
Scoreboard more
NRG Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Jacksonville Jaguars 10 0 7 0 17
Houston Texans 7 7 0 9 23
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 25-13   W
17 Sun, Dec 28 Jacksonville 23-17   W
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/10 Shiloh Keo (FS) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/8 Ricky Sapp (LB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/7 Chris Boswell (K) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/7 Ricky Stanzi (QB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688
Houston 9 7 0 .563
Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188
Tennessee 2 14 0 .125

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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