Houston Texans

2nd AFC South (3-4-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
22.1(20th)
YDS
345.0(19th)
PASS YDS
216.0(25th)
RUSH YDS
129.0(8th)
(league rank)

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  • O'Brien emotional during news conference

    10/21/2014
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien was unable to hide his raw emotional state after a difficult 30-23 loss to the Pitsburgh Steelers on "Monday Night Football."
  • Bell, Brown carry load for Steelers

    10/21/2014
    Big Ben and Co. put on a show Monday night against the Texans -- while Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell carried the load through the air -- en route to a 30-23 win for the Steelers.
  • Offense comes to life

    10/20/2014
    Big Ben and the Steelers scored 24 points in less than three minutes, shocking the Texans late in the second quarter of Monday's win. The Steelers had just two TDs in the 10 quarters preceding.
  • Texans' Clowney (meniscus) out for 'MNF' vs. Steelers

    10/20/2014
    The Houston Texans hoped to have Jadeveon Clowney this week, but the rookie pass rusher is officially out against the Pittsburgh Steelers for "Monday Night Football."
  • O'Brien: Clowney game-time decision vs. Steelers

    10/19/2014
    Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice on Friday for the first time in six weeks. Looming as a game-time decision, will the rookie behemoth be ready to face the Pittsburgh Steelers?
  • Texans' Clowney looking forward to 'hit somebody'

    10/10/2014
    Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney hasn't played since the season opener. Clowney hopes he'll be able to make his return when the Texans return to the field for Week 7's "MNF" game against the Steelers.
  • Hopkins accepts blame for failure to recover fumble

    10/10/2014
    DeAndre Hopkins appeared to have a golden opportunity to recover the final fumble of the Houston Texans' loss to Thursday night. However, the receiver said he judged the bouncing ball wrong.
  • Ten takeaways from 'TNF': Luck, Colts on fire

    10/10/2014
    Houston had a problem with T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck on Thursday night. The duo led the Indianapolis Colts to an impressive road victory over the Texans. Find out what else you need to know.
  • Dez, 'Boys edge Texans in OT

    10/05/2014
    Dez Bryant made a huge catch to set up a game-winning field goal, as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Houston Texans on Sunday.
  • Clowney (knee) targeting Week 7 return for Texans

    10/05/2014
    Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney's target return date from a torn lateral meniscus remains Houston's Week 7 tilt with the Steelers.
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
Heinz Field - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
Houston Texans 7 6 0 10 23
Pittsburgh Steelers 0 24 0 6 30
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 05 @ Dallas 17-20   L
6 Thu, Oct 09 Indianapolis 28-33   L
7 Mon, Oct 20 @ Pittsburgh 23-30   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 @ Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
9 Sun, Nov 02 Philadelphia 1:00 PM ET
10 Bye
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Brooks Reed (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Arian Foster (RB) Limited Pract - --
Johnathan Joseph (CB) Did Not Pract - --
Jeff Tarpinian (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick 192 125 1530 8
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Arian Foster 126 615 4.9 5
Alfred Blue 47 179 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Andre Johnson 39 496 12.7 1
DeAndre Hopkins 31 474 15.3 3
Damaris Johnson 9 148 16.4 1
Arian Foster 20 144 7.2 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/7 Jason Ankrah (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/7 John Simon (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/7 John Simon (LB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
10/7 Ricky Sapp (LB) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Indianapolis 5 2 0 .714
Houston 3 4 0 .429
Tennessee 2 5 0 .286
Jacksonville 1 6 0 .143

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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