That year, the Texans started with a 2–5 record. CLICK HERE FOR MORE NFL COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the best player in the history of the franchise. In 1996, a year earlier, the Cleveland Browns had controversially relocated to become the Baltimore Ravens. [8] The Texans then beat wild card Cincinnati Bengals 31–10 in the first round of the 2011–12 NFL playoffs,[9] before a 20–13 defeat by the Ravens in the Divisional Round. The helmet was initially white when the team name and logo were unveiled, but was later changed to dark blue. 2011 Houston Texans Season Preview. He had 1,616 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns, and he also hauled in 66 receptions for 604 receiving yards and two more scores. [14] After a poor start, the Texans finished with a 9–7 record and won their third AFC South title. According to the NFL's scheduling formula, the Texans' next regular-season games against the Bears and Vikings will be in 2020, and their next regular season game against the Eagles will occur in 2022. They went on to defeat the Buffalo Bills by a score of 22–19 in overtime in the AFC wild card round. As part of the settlement between the NFL, the city of Cleveland, Ohio, and the team owned by Art Modell, the league promised to return football to Cleveland within the following three years. In 2010, the team started the season on a 4–2 record going into a Week 7 bye week, but promptly collapsed 2–8 in the second part of the season, finishing 6–10. Read below for a list of the four greatest players in Texans franchise history. Yes, Houston has changed bosses. All market data delayed 20 minutes. Community outreach by the Houston Texans is primarily operated by the Houston Texans Foundation, who works with multiple community partners. "Hats Off to the Bull" by the hard rock band Chevelle has become another popular theme song of the entire team. As of 2007[update], the Texans' flagship radio stations were KILT SportsRadio 610AM and KILT 100.3FM. Field, Matthew and Daniel discuss the Le’Veon Bell news, recap Tuesday Night Football and talk rankings for Week 6. Our NFL Nation reporters weigh in. [37], Texans DE J.J. Watt raised $41.6 million in relief funds for Hurricane Harvey after the storm devastated the city in 2017. Jessica Mendoza joins to talk about what coming back from a 3-1 deficit does for the Dodgers' confidence. Both are owned by Entercom. He wraps up the A.F.C.

(AP Photo/Michael Wyke). Watson started six games his rookie year, going 3–3 and having arguably the greatest and most decorated rookie season by a quarterback in NFL history, eventually rising up to become the Texans' franchise quarterback.

(AP Photo). Kevin Kugler calls the preseason games on TV, with former Oilers running back Spencer Tillman providing color commentary. However, they lost three of their last four games to finish 12–4; beating the rival Indianapolis Colts in that four-game stretch allowing them to clinch their 2nd AFC South title. (AP Photo/Ian Walton).

You could make a case for former Texans' wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to fill the fourth and final spot on this list, but he would ultimately be surpassed by Deshaun Watson. [28], → Coaching staff Houston Texans CEO Cal McNair has hired Jed Hughes, the vice chairman for the search firm Korn Ferry, to help the franchise hire its next general manager and head coach, league sources told ESPN. ", "J.J. Watt: $41.6M in Hurricane Harvey relief shared", National Football League Players Association, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, List of colleges and universities in Houston,, American football teams established in 2002, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2019, Articles needing additional references from January 2017, All articles needing additional references, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2007, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Pages using navbox columns without the first column, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Deep steel blue, battle red, liberty white, Executive vice president of football operations – Jack Easterby, Director of football operations – Clay Hampton, Director of college scouting – James Lipfert, Coordinator of football research/defensive assistant – Matt O'Donnell, Head strength and conditioning – Mike Eubanks, Assistant strength and conditioning coach –, Assistant strength and conditioning coach – Joe Distor, Assistant strength and conditioning coach – Pat Moorer, Holding up giant Texans jerseys while the visiting team's players are announced, Turning their backs on the opposing team after they score, Tailgating in the purple lot, the parking zone with the most barbecue for sale by fans and vendors, Gathering as a group for tailgating in the NW corner of the Platinum Lot of Reliant Stadium at the "Blue Crew" tailgate and conducting the Bull Pen Toast every game approximately an hour and a half prior to kickoff, Walking in the HEB Holiday Parade on Thanksgiving Day, Visiting the Bull Pen Pub for TORO Wraps, cheerleader autographs and to listen and dance with the Bull Pen Pep Band, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 20:24. → Management While the team mainly struggled in their first decade of play, they found success in the 2011 season, winning their first division championship and clinching their first playoff berth. [19] The list of names was determined after several months of research conducted jointly by Houston NFL 2002 and NFL Properties.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, the Texans acquired Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins 27th overall. As of the 2019 season, they are the only franchise to have never appeared in a conference championship game. In 2007, the Texans introduced red pants for the first time, pairing them with the red jerseys for an all-red look.

As members of the AFC South, the Texans play 6 of their 16 regular season games against other AFC South teams. In 2016, the Texans unveiled a new uniform combo against the Jacksonville Jaguars, pairing the red jersey with blue pants and red socks. Drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Watt quickly became one of the best players in the league. In his first full season under center, Watson threw for 4,165 yards and 26 touchdowns, and he had 551 rushing yards with five more scores.

In 2017, the Texans wear the color rush uniform with all-navy blue. ... Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints | NFL 2011 Week 3 Highlights - … In 2003, the Texans introduced an alternative red jersey with blue trim; they wear this jersey at one home game each year, usually against a division rival. Roster updated October 15, 2020

The Texans have improved on their record from the 2010 season, and earned the franchise's first playoff berth by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19 in Week 14 and clinching the AFC South. Andre Johnson, the No. As of the end of the 2019 season, the Texans have a cumulative regular season record of 49–59 against their three divisional rivals: 23–13 versus the Jacksonville Jaguars; 17-19 versus the Tennessee Titans; and 9–27 versus the Indianapolis Colts. Claypool was one of many unheralded wideouts to shine in Week 5. On March 9, 2016, the Texans signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler to a 4-year, $72 million deal. Watson's first score in the Romeo Crennel era was a 44-yarder to Darren Fells, who ran almost untouched into the end zone. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC.

Inactive for the Texans against the Titans: TE Jordan Akins, WR Keke Coutee, RB Buddy Howell, CB Cornell Armstrong, ILB Peter Kalambayi and T Charlie Heck. As Houston was one of the favorites for the extra franchise along with Toronto and Los Angeles (which had lost the Rams and the Raiders in 1995), McNair then decided to join the football project and founded Houston NFL Holdings with partner Steve Patterson. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. However, out of concern for the safety of the fans and the condition of the player's families & communities, the game was canceled. In the 2011 NFL Draft, the Texans acquired Wisconsin star defensive end J.J. Watt 11th overall.

The schedule includes the opponents, dates, and results. The following season, former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips was hired as the defensive coordinator of the Texans, and the improved defense led to the Texans finishing 10–6, winning their first AFC South title. By Andy Benoit August 21, 2011 6:00 am August 21, 2011 6:00 am. [7] While the team struggled in early seasons, results began to improve once native Houstonian Gary Kubiak became the head coach in 2006. Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware provides color commentary, and SportsRadio 610 host Rich Lord serves as the sideline reporter. Over the next couple of seasons, Watson will easily own every franchise record for a quarterback. [33] The Texans started using the song after former linebacker Connor Barwin coined the nickname in a tweet in 2011.[34]. Savage led a comeback effort against the Jaguars, and was named the starter for the remainder of the season. "[20][21] The nickname "Texans" was more recently used by the now-defunct Canadian Football League franchise in San Antonio; the Texans had previously been the name of a former World Football League franchise in Houston, which moved to Louisiana to become the Shreveport Steamer; the Dallas Texans of the NFL which only played in the 1952 season; and the nickname was also used by the precursor of the present-day Kansas City Chiefs, when they were the Dallas Texans of the American Football League (AFL). Their young quarterback Deshaun Watson. [5] The Texans replaced the city's previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers who played from 1960 to 1996, which moved to Nashville and are now known as the Tennessee Titans. Why the Titans will win the battle of AFC South teams (0:54), KJZ Hour 3: Dodgers Comeback Confidence Builder, Crennel: Tried to put game away with 2-point try, Deshaun Watson keeps Texans competitive in OT loss to Titans.

He became the first player in league history to record 20 or more sacks in multiple seasons (2012 and 2014). (This uniform combination was not well-received and has since been retired). He led the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns in 2010, and he finished his career as the Texans' all-time rushing yards (6,472) and rushing touchdowns (54) leader. Watt donated $100,000 of his own money for relief and recovery efforts. The following weekend in their Divisional Round game in Kansas City, the Texans held a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter over the Kansas City Chiefs only to ultimately lose 51-31.

[35] The Houston Texans organization is also a supporter of the character education program, Heart of a Champion. Reaction from former NFL player Jack Brewer.