Houston Texans

1st AFC South (9-7-0)

Founded: 2002

Stadium: NRG Stadium

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  • Harris: Miller deserves more than J.J. Watt

    Appearing on "NFL Total Access," Broncos cornerback Chris Harris stumped for Von Miller to become the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. Should Miller be paid more than J.J. Watt?
  • McNair: Texans need 'reliable QB play' for shot at Super Bowl

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien has done his best with a rash of ho-hum QBs, but team owner Bob McNair says it's time for Houston to find a "reliable" passer if they want to play at home in Super Bowl LI.
  • Reasons for hope for every non-Super Bowl team

    Broncos and Panthers fans are living the dream, but what about the 30 other teams sitting home on Super Bowl Sunday? Marc Sessler offers a reason for hope for every club left out in the cold.
  • Texans owner: We need a franchise quarterback

    After watching an abysmal playoff performance from his team's quarterback last weekend, Texans owner Bob McNair said there's no question his team needs a franchise quarterback.
  • Clowney: 'I know I can dominate this league'

    Jadeveon Clowney didn't play in Saturday's blowout playoff loss to the Chiefs, but the Houston Texans pass rusher believes next season he can dominate the NFL.
  • Watt to have surgery; Clowney has foot sprain

    Not only did the Texans' season come crashing down after a loss to the Chiefs in the playoffs, but their star defensive end J.J. Watt will have to undergo groin surgery.
  • Chiefs' defense dominates in wild-card win

    Kansas City is moving on in the playoffs. Eric Berry and the rest of the Chiefs' defense dominated the Houston Texans on Saturday to advance to the next round.
  • Maclin suffers injury in Chiefs' playoff win

    The Chiefs are holding their breath over the fate of Jeremy Maclin. Their standout receiver suffered an injury during the third quarter of Kansas City's playoff win over the Houston Texans.
  • Knile Davis' opening kickoff jump starts Chiefs win

    Chiefs returner Knile Davis didn't waste any time helping put Kansas City ahead in their wild-card matchup against the Texans. He took the opening kickoff to the house for a 106-yard score.
  • Wild Card Weekend preview: Chiefs-Texans

    The Chiefs are headed to Houston to take on the Texans on Saturday. Around The NFL's Chris Wesseling breaks down the playoff matchup.
  • Clowney will not play against Chiefs

    Ian Rapoport reported that Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney will not play in Saturday's wild-card tilt against the Chiefs due to the foot injury that he suffered in Week 16.
  • Chiefs LB Houston will play Saturday vs. Texans

    NFL Media's James Palmer confirmed Saturday that Kansas City pass-rusher Justin Houston is ready to go for Saturday's wild-card showdown with the Houston Texans.
  • Blue: Texans 'got to run the ball' to win

    We're hours away from Saturday's wild-card showdown between the Chiefs and Texans, but Houston running back Alfred Blue already knows what his team must do to carve out a win.
  • Peters on Week 1 battle vs. Hopkins: 'We won'

    Marcus Peters had an interception in his first NFL game. He also gave up two touchdowns to DeAndre Hopkins. This matchup will be pivotal in Saturday's playoff tilt between the Chiefs and Texans.
  • Texans' J.J. Watt wins Deacon Jones Award

    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ripped his way through offensive lines in 2015, en route to a league-leading 17.5 sacks. Now he's taking home some hardware.
  • Texans clinch first AFC South title since 2012

    The Texans clinched their third AFC South division title in five years Sunday following the Saints' win on Sunday. Houston also wrapped up the regular season with a 30-6 win over the Jaguars.
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Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 22 (22)  
Scoreboard more
NRG Stadium - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 T
Kansas City Chiefs 7 6 7 10 30
Houston Texans 0 0 0 0 0
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
13 Sun, Dec 06 @ Buffalo 21-30   L
14 Sun, Dec 13 New England 6-27   L
15 Sun, Dec 20 @ Indianapolis 16-10   W
16 Sun, Dec 27 @ Tennessee 34-6   W
17 Sun, Jan 03 Jacksonville 30-6   W
WC Sat, Jan 09 Kansas City 0-30   L
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Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
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Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Brian Hoyer 34 15 136 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alfred Blue 17 99 5.8 0
Jonathan Grimes 4 15 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
DeAndre Hopkins 6 69 11.5 0
Ryan Griffin 3 29 9.7 0
Jaelen Strong 1 17 17 0
Jonathan Grimes 2 12 6 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/10 Jace Davis (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
1/13 Will Johnson (P) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/13 Chandler Worthy (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/11 Josh Lenz (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
AFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Houston 9 7 0 .563
Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500
Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313
Tennessee 3 13 0 .188

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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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