Houston Texans

1st AFC South (1-1-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Savage 'not going to let anyone' take starting gig

    Houston Texans QB Tom Savage remains the team's starter despite rookie Deshaun Watson's strong debut in Week 1 of preseason action. Savage said he'll continue to fight to maintain his staring gig.
  • Rookie Watson outshines Savage in preseason tilt

    Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson impressed in his NFL debut Wednesday night, outshining veteran Tom Savage. Chris Wesseling breaks down what else we learned from Texans-Panthers.
  • Kelvin Benjamin a big-boned headache for Texans

    News for all you Belly Truthers out there: Kelvin Benjamin looks good tonight in Charlotte. The fourth-year wide receiver had a dynamic pair of catches in the first half against the Texans.
  • Quessenberry plays first game in three years

    David Quessenberry was drafted by the Texans in 2013, but hasn't seen the field in three years after cancer put his career on hold. That will change tonight. He'll play tonight in the team's first preseason game of 2017.
  • Tom Savage to start for Texans preseason opener

    Tom Savage still holds the lead in Houston's quarterback battle. Late last week, Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said Savage deserves to start, and the veteran QB will do so Wednesday.
  • Vince Wilfork announces retirement with BBQ ad

    Vince Wilfork, who flirted with retirement after Houston lost in the playoffs, made it official via a sponsored Kingsford Barbecue video hyping up his next career as a champion of smoked meats.
  • J.J. Watt will play in Texans' first preseason game

    J.J. Watt will return to the football field for the first time in nearly 11 months next Wednesday, and he won't be on the sidelines. The Texans defensive end will play in Houston's first preseason game.
  • Hopkins: Tom Savage should start at quarterback

    Deshaun Watson is drawing praise from his coach and those covering him, but DeAndre Hopkins wants you to look to the top of the depth chart. The Texans star endorsed Tom Savage as starting quarterback.
  • Watson earning rookie QB praise from Bill O'Brien

    Bill O'Brien hasn't had a sterling stable of signal-callers in Houston, but he sees something different in rookie Deshaun Watson. "Deshaun is ahead of any rookie quarterback I've ever been around."
  • Gilchrist joining Texans to help bolster secondary

    The Houston Texans have acquired some much-needed secondary help after agreeing to terms with free-agent safety Marcus Gilchirst on a one-year deal.
  • O'Brien says Texans offense can't block Clowney

    Jadeveon Clowney has looked good in training camp thus far, according to Texans head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney coupled with a healthy J.J. Watt would make Houston's defense more than menacing.
  • Duane Brown absent as Texans depart for camp

    Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown was absent Tuesday as the team prepared to leave for training camp in West Virginia, according to NFL Network's James Palmer.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 12 (12) Watson, Deshaun QB 
Rd 2, Pick 25 (57) Cunningham, Zach LB 
Rd 3, Pick 25 (89) Foreman, D'Onta RB 
Rd 4, Pick 24 (130) Davenport, Julie'n OT 
Rd 4, Pick 36 (142) Watkins, Carlos DT 
Rd 5, Pick 25 (169) Decoud, Treston S 
Rd 7, Pick 25 (243) Fuller, Kyle C 
Scoreboard more
NRG Stadium - Wk 2 1 2 3 4 T
New England Patriots 0 13 3 7 23
Houston Texans 7 3 10 7 27
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Wed, Aug 09 @ Carolina 17-27   L
P2 Sat, Aug 19 New England 27-23   W
P3 Sat, Aug 26 @ New Orleans 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 Dallas 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 Jacksonville 1:00 PM ET
2 Thu, Sep 14 @ Cincinnati 8:25 PM ET
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Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Deshaun Watson 35 18 281 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D'Onta Foreman 16 93 5.8 1
Alfred Blue 10 53 5.3 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Bruce Ellington 4 93 23.3 0
Dres Anderson 5 86 17.2 0
D'Onta Foreman 4 72 18 0
Akeem Hunt 3 38 12.7 0
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AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Houston 0 0 0 .000
Jacksonville 0 0 0 .000
Indianapolis 0 0 0 .000
Tennessee 0 0 0 .000

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: Aug. 19, 2017 at 11:38 p.m.

    Texans running back D'Onta Foreman dives for a 4-yard Touchdown.

  2. Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 11:31 p.m.

    Texans Denzel Rice Intercepts Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for a 39-yard return to the New England 4 yard line.

  3. Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 10:44 p.m.

    Texans defensive lineman Matt Godin recovers fumble forced by outside linebacker Tony Washington.

  4. Published: Aug. 19, 2017 at 10:34 p.m.

    Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson runs in for a 2 yard touchdown.

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