Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (9-7-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Texans O-lineman Quessenberry says cancer is in remission

    Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry said Wednesday that his cancer is in remission after treatment. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with lymphoma last summer.
  • Texans leading receiver Hopkins recovering from wrist surgery

    DeAndre Hopkins revealed that he underwent wrist surgery after the season. Will the Houston Texans' leading receiver be healthy enough to participate in spring practices?
  • Texans remain optimistic Clowney will reach potential

    Jadeveon Clowney, the 2014 No.1 overall pick, appeared in four games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury. Will lingering injuries hinder the former standout from reaching his full potential as a Texan?
  • Coming back? Texans praise Mallett

    Ryan Mallett is an impending free agent, but Houston Texans GM Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien have nothing but praise for the quarterback. Does that mean Mallett will be back with the team in 2015?
  • Kareem Jackson would 'love' to re-sign with Texans

    Set to become a free agent next month,Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson would "love to be back" with coach Bill O'Brien and his Houston teammates in 2015. Will they re-sign him?
  • Offseason Forecast: Texans still have QB questions

    The Houston Texans are close to becoming playoff contenders but lack a long-term starting quarterback. Is Ryan Mallett or Ryan Fitzpatrick the answer to the Texans' quarterback woes?
  • Texans' Cushing played part of 2014 with broken wrist

    Brian Cushing played part of the 2014 season with a broken wrist, which he recently had surgery on. The Houston Texans linebacker said the rehab will take three months.
  • Texans' O'Brien looking at QB competition again

    How different would Houston's offseason be if they traded up just one spot in last year's NFL draft? Should the team re-sign Ryan Mallett, is he the Texans' best option to start in 2015?
  • Watt bought a cabin in 'middle of nowhere' to train

    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

    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.
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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  1. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 03:28 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum finds wide receiver Andre Johnson for an 8-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 01:27 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster catches the swing pass for a 10-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 04:29 p.m.

    Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on 4th down.

  4. Published: Dec. 21, 2014 at 03:27 p.m.

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith slips while running his route and quarterback Joe Flacco throws his 3rd interception of the game.

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