Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (4-4-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
23.1(17th)
YDS
352.5(17th)
PASS YDS
213.1(26th)
RUSH YDS
139.4(5th)
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  • Clowney to be game-time decision Sunday vs. Eagles

    10/31/2014
    Jadeveon Clowney could miss his seventh game of the season Sunday when the Houston Texans face the Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Bill O'Brien said "It doesn't look very good" for the No. 1 overall pick to play.
  • Watt on Mettenberger: This is NFL, not high school

    10/26/2014
    Zach Mettenberger might want to think twice before his next "Selfie Sunday." The QB's social media antics drew the ire of J.J. Watt, who made the QB pay, mocking in a way you have to see for yourself.
  • Foster's three TDs powers Texans to blowout win over Titans

    10/26/2014
    Running back Arian Foster is back to his All-Pro form, scoring three touchdowns and compiling 173 yards from scrimmage as the Houston Texans blew out the Tennessee Titans, 30-16, in Nashville.
  • Injury roundup: Clowney (knee) playing; A.J. Green (toe) ruled out

    10/26/2014
    Jadeveon Clowney returned to the field for the first time since injuring his knee in Week 1. The No. 1 overall pick has missed Houston's past six games. How do the Texans plan to deploy him?
  • O'Brien: Clowney has 'shot to play'

    10/24/2014
    Jadeveon Clowney may be hobbled by a knee injury, but Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien was optimistic when asked if his rookie pass rusher would play this week against the Tennessee Titans.
  • O'Brien emotional during news conference

    10/21/2014
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien was unable to hide his raw emotional state after a difficult 30-23 loss to the Pitsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football."
  • Bell, Brown carry load for Steelers

    10/21/2014
    Big Ben and Co. put on a show Monday night against the Texans -- while Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell carried the load through the air -- en route to a 30-23 win for the Steelers.
  • Offense comes to life

    10/20/2014
    Big Ben and the Steelers scored 24 points in less than three minutes, shocking the Texans late in the second quarter of Monday's win. The Steelers had just two TDs in the 10 quarters preceding.
  • Texans' Clowney (meniscus) out for 'MNF' vs. Steelers

    10/20/2014
    The Houston Texans hoped to have Jadeveon Clowney this week, but the rookie pass rusher is officially out against the Pittsburgh Steelers for "Monday Night Football."
  • O'Brien: Clowney game-time decision vs. Steelers

    10/19/2014
    Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice on Friday for the first time in six weeks. Looming as a game-time decision, will the rookie behemoth be ready to face the Pittsburgh Steelers?
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
LP Field - Wk 8 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 0 13 14 3 30
Tennessee Titans 3 0 6 7 16
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
6 Thu, Oct 09 Indianapolis 28-33   L
7 Mon, Oct 20 @ Pittsburgh 23-30   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 @ Tennessee 30-16   W
9 Sun, Nov 02 Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET
10 Bye
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick 227 144 1757 9
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Arian Foster 146 766 5.2 7
Alfred Blue 61 221 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 36 569 15.8 3
Andre Johnson 46 551 12 1
Damaris Johnson 11 181 16.5 1
Arian Foster 24 166 6.9 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/29 Zac Diles (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/29 Ben Malena (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/28 Andre Brown (RB) Suspension Lifted by Commissioner (suspension lifted by commissioner).
10/28 Elbert Mack (DB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 5 3 0 .625
Houston 4 4 0 .500
Tennessee 2 6 0 .250
Jacksonville 1 7 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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