Houston Texans

3rd AFC South (3-3-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Hopkins: 'Anything is possible' with Watson at QB

    In just five starts, Deshaun Watson is on pace to slam his name in the record books. The rookie leads the NFL with 15 touchdown passes despite not starting in Week 1.
  • Texans agree to deal with Houston, sign Langford

    The Texans have agreed to terms with outside linebacker Lamarr Houston and signed defensive end Kendall Langford, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the situation.
  • Injuries we're tracking heading into Week 6 games

    The Giants, already without receivers Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall, will now be missing several more starters when they play at Denver on Sunday night. Here is a list of injury updates.
  • Watt undergoes season-ending surgery on his leg

    J.J. Watt suffered a bone fracture in his left leg in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. On Monday morning, the Houston Texans pass rusher tweeted about his injury, apologizing to fans and his teammates.
  • J.J. Watt out for season with tibial plateau fracture

    The Houston Texans took a significant hit to their front seven in Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture on the first drive of their game.
  • Whitney Mercilus out for season with torn pectoral

    After losing J.J. Watt for the year with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg, the Texans learned that linebacker Whitney Mercilus will also miss the remainder of the 2017 season with a torn pectoral.
  • Little things were best part of Watson's performance

    After Sunday's victory over the Titans, Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was highly complimentary of his quarterback: "He's making really good decisions... he is a very calm guy, a thoughtful guy."
  • Texans' Watt doesn't care that he has no sacks yet

    Dating back to last season, J.J. Watt has failed to sack a QB in four straight games played. But the Houston Texans pass rusher isn't overly concerned.
  • Deshaun Watson donates game check to workers

    Deshaun Watson is exceeding expectations with the Houston Texans. He took another step well beyond his years this week, donating his game check to cafeteria workers affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Pats' Butler: Deshaun Watson 'an upcoming Cam'

    Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson lost the battle against the Patriots. But he won over his opponents, as his huge performance was nearly enough to defeat the defending champs.
  • Injuries: Cobb (chest) poised to play against Bears

    The Green Bay Packers could be getting receiver Randall Cobb (chest) back for this week's matchup with the Chicago Bears. Check out other injury note we're tracking on Wednesday.
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 6 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland Browns 3 0 0 14 17
Houston Texans 10 14 9 0 33
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
4 Sun, Oct 01 Tennessee 57-14   W
5 Sun, Oct 08 Kansas City 34-42   L
6 Sun, Oct 15 Cleveland 33-17   W
7 Bye
8 Sun, Oct 29 @ Seattle 4:05 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 05 Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Benardrick McKinney (LB) Q - Hip
Dylan Cole (LB) Full Pract - --
Marcus Burley (CB) Full Pract - --
Greg Mancz (C) Q - Knee
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Deshaun Watson 174 107 1297 15
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Lamar Miller 98 372 3.8 1
D'Onta Foreman 50 207 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 37 382 10.3 6
Lamar Miller 15 175 11.7 1
Bruce Ellington 11 155 14.1 1
Will Fuller 8 154 19.3 5
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Date Transaction
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Tennessee 3 3 0 .500
Jacksonville 3 3 0 .500
Houston 3 3 0 .500
Indianapolis 2 4 0 .333

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. 15, 2017 at 03:17 p.m.

    Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws to DeAndre Hopkins for a 3-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 02:36 p.m.

    Houston Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller runs in a 1-yard pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson for a touchdown.

  3. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 02:31 p.m.

    Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman runs for 39 yards.

  4. Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 02:24 p.m.

    Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole out-bodies his matchup and comes off with the pick but is carted off the field after reaching for his hamstring.

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