Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (5-6-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Paging 'Dr. Clowney'

    Jadeveon Clowney has had a disappointing rookie campaign after being drafted No. 1 overall. After the Texans pass rusher told reporters he suffered a setback with his knee, Houston coach Bill O'Brien quipped back.
  • Texans adding Thad Lewis

    Thad Lewis has found a home. The Texans agreed to terms with the quarterback on Monday. Will Lewis see the field in Houston?
  • Mallett (torn pectoral) out for season

    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett is out for the year after tearing his pectoral muscle in warmups prior to Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Clowney: Injuries are still holding me back

    The No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney certainly is falling behind in the rookie race, but that's no fault of his own. When will we see if the Texans were right to take him at the top spot?
  • Mallett (pectoral) could miss season

    Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett might have suffered a torn right pectoral muscle in Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Ian Rapoport reported Sunday night. The injury could end his season.
  • Dalton outplays Mallett as Bengals dispatch Texans

    Andy Dalton lost his first three games against the Houston Texans, including twice in the playoffs, but threw for 233 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to a 22-13 win on Sunday.
  • Green leads Bengals to win

    Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals might hate playing against the Houston Texans in the playoffs, but they took care of business 22-13 on the road Sunday. A.J. Green was the biggest reason why.
  • Browns' Bryant: Mallett 'didn't do much'

    The Texans resolutely downed the Browns on Sunday, but Cleveland defensive end Desmond Bryant was hardly wowed by Houston's debutant starting quarterback, Ryan Mallett.
  • Clowney 'felt great' in Texans' win

    Playing in just his third game all season, top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney of the Texans told reporters he "felt great" in Houston's 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.
  • Mallett-led Texans overwhelm listless Browns on road

    In his first NFL start, Ryan Mallett led the Houston Texans into cold Cleveland and beat the Browns 23-7. What were our takeaways from the game?
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
NRG Stadium - Wk 12 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati Bengals 7 2 7 6 22
Houston Texans 0 3 10 0 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
10 Bye
11 Sun, Nov 16 @ Cleveland 23-7   W
12 Sun, Nov 23 Cincinnati 13-22   L
13 Sun, Nov 30 Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 @ Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
15 Sun, Dec 14 @ Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Andre Johnson (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Akeem Dent (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Johnathan Joseph (CB) Did Not Pract - --
Brian Cushing (LB) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick 254 157 1960 11
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Arian Foster 161 822 5.1 7
Alfred Blue 120 436 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 51 803 15.7 4
Andre Johnson 58 667 11.5 1
Damaris Johnson 21 239 11.4 1
Arian Foster 26 229 8.8 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/26 Ryan Mallett (QB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
11/26 Terrance Parks (DB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/26 Thad Lewis (QB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
11/25 Chris Martin (T) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 7 4 0 .636
Houston 5 6 0 .455
Tennessee 2 9 0 .182
Jacksonville 1 10 0 .091

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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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