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    Houston Texans Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Houston Texans to get you started: 

    Established:1999
    Stadium:NRG Stadium
    Colours:Deep steel blue, battle red & liberty white
    Hall of Famers:Ed Reed
    Hall of Fame Coaches:None
    Rivals:Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys & New England Patriots
    Legends:J.J Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing, Jadeveon Clowney & Bob McNair
    Retired Numbers:None
    Conference: AFC
    Super Bowl Championships:0
    Conference Championships:0

    Houston Texans History

    After 35 years in Texas, the Houston Oilers announced in 1995 that they would be relocating the franchise to Tennessee. With a void left in America’s largest state, local entrepreneur Bob McNair was determined to bring an NFL franchise back to the city of Houston.

    McNair founded Houston NFL holdings in 1998, and with the help of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the coalition put forward an eventually successful bid for a new NFL franchise, with the promise of a new stadium. In October 1999 the NFL awarded the 32nd team to Houston, at the cost of $700 million.

    Following the completion of their new headquarters and stadium, the Texans entered the league for the 2002 season, playing their opening game against local rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. The Texans became the first expansion team since 1961 to win their opening game, defeating the Cowboys 19-10 in front of 69,604 people.

    Houston ultimately struggled in their introduction to the NFL, only accumulating 18 wins over their first four seasons under head coach Dom Capers. Following a 2-14 season in 2005, Capers was fired, to make way for the franchise’s second coach Gary Kubiak. Kubiak led the franchise to their first winning season in 2009, however the Texans missed out on a debut playoff berth. 

    After starting the 2010 season 4-2, Houston capitulated after their week 7 bye, finishing the year with a 6-10 record, earning them the 11th pick in the upcoming draft. The Texans selected defensive end J.J Watt.

    Watt came into 2010’s 29th ranked defense, and had an immediate impact in Houston, leading the 2011 Texans to the league’s fourth best defensive ranking in his rookie season. 

    The year of 2011 would also bring about Houston’s first division title off the back of a franchise record 10-6 season. The Texans defeated the Bengals 31-10 in their debut playoff game, before being eliminated by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round. 

    Houston responded well to their first playoff exit, surging to claim the AFC South division for the second year in a row, posting a franchise record 12 win season, with J.J Watt winning his first Defensive Player of the Year award. 

    The Texans once again defeated the Bengals in the opening round of the postseason, however were once again eliminated in the second round, following a 41-28 loss to the Patriots. After selecting wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th pick in the 2013 draft, Houston looked poised for another playoff push. 

    What followed was a 2-14 season that saw head coach Gary Kubiak fired after 13 games (2-11) of the regular season. The Texans lost 14 consecutive games following a 2-0 start, the longest losing streak in franchise history. 

    Bill O’Brien became the franchise’s third head coach prior to the 2014 season and led the Texans to 3 consecutive 9-7 seasons in his first three years. J.J Watt took out his second and third Defensive Player of the Year Awards in 2014 and 2015, as the Texans claimed their third and fourth AFC south division titles in 2015 and 2016. 

    Houston recorded their first playoff victory under O’Brien following the 2016 season, defeating the Raiders 27-14, before once again being defeated by the Patriots in the divisional round. Following their playoff exit, Houston traded up for the 12th pick in the 2017 NFL draft, giving them access to Clemson quarterback, Deshaun Watson.  

    Watson started six games his rookie season, leading the Texans to 3–3 record and having one of greatest rookie seasons by a quarterback in NFL history. Solidifying himself as the franchises first string quarterback.

    Watson finished the season with 1,699 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. He also rushed for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns. While his star receiver DeAndre Hopkins led the league in touchdown receptions.

    Despite Watson and Hopkins offensive output, the Texans finished the 2017 season with a 4-12 record, the team’s only losing season under Bill O’Brien up until 2020. Houston bounced back to record consecutive AFC South titles with two 10+ win seasons. 

    In what was a stunning and heavily ridiculed move, O’Brien traded Hopkins to the Cardinals, getting no substantial draft capital in return and the team suffered because of it. 

    A 0-4 start to the 2020 season saw O’Brien and the team part ways but the damage was already done.  Houston finished just 4-12 and resulted in Watson demanded a trade from the troubled franchise. Watt was released on his contract rather than being traded and no one knows what will happen with Watson moving forward.

    The Houston Texans have been surrounded by issues all season long, starting with the off-the-field issues with starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson also wants to leave Houston which makes the situation much worse. However, the rise of Davis Mills at QB has helped those struggles some.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Houston Texans

    If you are a fan of the Houston Texans, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Houston Texans have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Houston Texans:

    Front Office

    Long time National Football League head coach Lovie Smith will be entering his first season at the helm of the Houston Texans. Most recently he was the head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini before returning to the NFL a couple years ago. Previously in the NFL he was the head coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Bucs. 

    He has a career record of 89-87 in the regular season and a career playoff record of 3-3 in the National Football League. This will be his 12th season as a head coach in the league after spending 9 years with the Bears and 2 years with Tampa Bay. 

    Offense

    This Houston Texans offense will be led by second year quarterback Davis Mills out of California. Brandin Cooks will likely be his favorite target on offense after his solid season last year. While former Indianapolis Colt Marlon Mac will get the majority of the carries out of the backfield. 

    They have a decent offensive line and if they can remain healthy this offensive unit has a chance to be very productive this season. Their main weakness on this side of the ball is actually their skill possessions because outside of Brandin Cooks, there is not much production available. Weapons will have to emerge for Davis Mills to throw the football to if this team wants to improve this season. 

    Defense

    There is not much upside on the defensive side of the football either outside of first round pick Derek Stingley. If teams avoid throwing towards him they will just pick on the other corners and matchups to expose against the Texans. 

    A lot of new faces will have to step up and make some place otherwise this is going to be yet another long season for the Houston Texans as their defense will constantly get 30 or 40 points put up on them week in and week out. They will have to build this unit through the draft in the coming years if they want to become competitive and add pieces alongside Stingley that’s the cornerstone of the unit. 

    Houston Texans Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    Last season the Houston Texans finished with a record of 4-13 amid all the drama of the ongoing Deshaun Watson scandal and they are not projected to do much better this time around heading into year two of the Davis Mills era. 

    Oddsmakers expect the Houston Texans to win around four to five of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-110), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (-110) as well. 

    Their odds to win their division are currently (+2500) in what is a relatively weak AFC South division, while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+8000) at the moment. Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at  (+17500) which is among the lowest in the league heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    They are currently the favorites in zero of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites or underdogs three times this year as they are ten or more point underdogs to the Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, and Denver Broncos.

    It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a stacked conference like the AFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the Houston Texans being on the less successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    Houston Texans FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Houston Texans? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Houston Texans play?

    The Houston Texans play their home games at NRG Stadium. 

    Who owns the Houston Texans?

    Janice McNair owns the Houston Texans. 

    Have the Houston Texans won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Houston Texans have never won a Super Bowl. 

    Who is the Houston Texans coach?

    Lovie Smith was named head coach of the Houston Texans in the 2022 offseason.

    Do the Houston Texans play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Houston Texans are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Houston Texans games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Houston Texans record?

    The Houston Texans finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 record. 

    Did the Houston Texans win last night?

    Fans of the Houston Texans are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Houston Texans worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Houston Texans are worth $3.7 billion.

    Who do the Houston Texans play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Houston Texans play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Houston Texans?

    You can watch the Houston Texans on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Texans app. 

    Will the Houston Texans make the playoffs this year?

    The Houston Texans did not make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 4-13 record, third in the AFC South and 14th in the AFC.

    When do the Houston Texans play?

    Houston Texans fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Houston Texans game? 

    For more details on the next Houston Texans game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Houston Texans finish the season?

    The Houston Texans finished third in the AFC South and 14th in the AFC.

    How many games did the Houston Texans win?

    The Houston Texans won three games in the 2021 NFL season.