Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (4-3-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Deshaun Watson to Texans: Can't get frustrated

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has a message for his team after Sunday's disheartening loss to the Indianapolis Colts: "We can't get discouraged."
  • Raiders trade CB Conley to Texans for 2020 pick

    The Oakland Raiders are trading their first-round cornerback. They have traded Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick, Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Injuries: Texans WR Fuller to miss several weeks

    Texans wideout Will Fuller suffered a significant hamstring pull that is expected to keep him several weeks, Ian Rapoport reports. Fuller, who went down is Sunday's loss to the Colts, is Houston's second-leading receiver.
  • Ex-Broncos QB Osweiler retiring after 7 seasons

    We're midway through October, but Brocktober has officially reached its end. Veteran quarterback Brock Osweiler told 9News' Mike Klis on Wednesday that he is retiring after eight-plus seasons in the NFL.
  • Texans signing 16-year veteran safety Mike Adams

    The Texans are signing veteran safety Mike Adams, Mike Garafolo reports. The 38-year old DB spent the previous two seasons with the Panthers. He'll add depth to a Houston secondary that included just four safeties.
  • Whitney Mercilus returns to menace for Texans D

    Back to his 'natural position' following the Jadeveon Clowney trade, Whitney Mercilus has produced from the start this season and is excelling opposite J.J. Watt.
  • Hopkins: Jalen Ramsey is 'my favorite' CB to face

    Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins said he especially respects Jalen Ramsey because he's the only corner that follows him wherever he lines up. Hopkins has also often gotten the best of the Jaguars CB.
  • Texans releasing CB Aaron Colvin after one season

    After only one year in Houston, the Texans are parting ways with Aaron Colvin. The team is releasing the veteran cornerback, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Texans agree to 3-year extension with Nick Martin

    Houston Texans center Nick Martin agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $33 million, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. Martin is under contract through the 2022 season.
  • Roby 'looking forward' to facing Michael Thomas

    The Texans' defense will have a big test when they face the Saints on Monday night. Cornerback Bradley Roby is up to the challenge and looks forward to covering Michael Thomas.
  • O'Brien: Kenny Stills adds versatility to WR corps

    Perhaps overlooked in the Houston Texans' recent trades is Kenny Stills, who could play a vital role with his ability as a field stretcher and being able to line up all over the formation.
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
Lucas Oil Stadium - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 0 9 7 7 23
Indianapolis Colts 7 7 14 2 30
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 06 Atlanta 53-32   W
6 Sun, Oct 13 @ Kansas City 31-24   W
7 Sun, Oct 20 @ Indianapolis 23-30   L
8 Sun, Oct 27 Oakland 4:25 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 03 @ Jacksonville 9:30 AM ET
11 Sun, Nov 17 @ Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Tytus Howard (T) Did Not Pract - --
Dylan Cole (LB) Limited Pract - --
Tashaun Gipson (S) Limited Pract - --
Will Fuller (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Deshaun Watson 235 163 1952 13
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Carlos Hyde 111 461 4.2 3
Duke Johnson 44 273 6.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 49 508 10.4 3
Will Fuller 34 450 13.2 3
Kenny Stills 15 293 19.5 1
Jordan Akins 15 213 14.2 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/23 Steven Mitchell (WR) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
10/23 Carlos Watkins (DE) Activated, from Inactive (activated, from inactive).
10/23 Steven Mitchell (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/23 Tyrell Adams (LB) Activated, from Inactive (activated, from inactive).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 4 2 0 .667
Houston 4 3 0 .571
Jacksonville 3 4 0 .429
Tennessee 3 4 0 .429

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: Oct. 20, 2019 at 03:54 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws deep to wide receiver Kenny Stills for 41 yards.

  2. Published: Oct. 20, 2019 at 03:51 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

  3. Published: Oct. 20, 2019 at 02:59 p.m.

    Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee rushes for a 4-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Oct. 20, 2019 at 02:02 p.m.

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett fumbles the snap and Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus recovers.

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