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|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, DeAndre Hopkins, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing, Jadeveon Clowney & Bob McNair|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|1st 2020 Draft Pick:||#40 Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU|
|2020 Power Ranking:||15|
|Team in a Tweet:||Just one player away to become a postseason threat.|
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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 to date. Houston have since recorded back to back 10+ win seasons, securing consecutive division titles in the AFC South.
Although the Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins in the 2020 off season, Deshaun Watson and a healthy J.J Watt will continue to lead Houston, as they look to break out of the highly talented AFC and compete for their first Super Bowl championship.
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One of the most criticised head coaches in the NFL over the recent offseason, Bill O’Brien has overseen five winning seasons in his six-year coaching career with the Texans. After also being appointed to the role of general manager at the beginning of 2020, O’Brien oversaw DeAndre Hopkins being traded to Arizona, much to the dismay of Texans fans.
On the coaching front alone, O’Brien’s record speaks for itself, having inherited a 2-14 Texans team, O’Brien has now led Houston to four playoff campaigns over the past six years, most recently of which was a 2019 AFC South divisional title after a 10-6 regular season record.
However, having lost the franchise’s number one receiver of the past seven years, the question looms whether there will be enough avenues to score for Bill O’Brien and the Texans to drive deeper into the postseason.
Other than an ACL tear in his rookie season, Deshaun Watson has had a remarkable start to his career in the NFL. The dual threat Quarterback, has thrown for 8017 yards and 52 touchdowns as well as rushed 964 yards and 12 touchdowns in the past two seasons.
Watson is one of the best rushing quarterbacks in the league and at only 24 years of age, he sits deservedly amongst the next generation of star quarterbacks behind Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.
Having lost All-Pro wide receiver Deandre Hopkins, Watson won’t have as strong a receiving core in 2020, however with another year of development under his belt, Deshaun Watson and the Texans will still be a strong playoff prospect coming out of the AFC.
Entering his tenth season in the NFL, J.J Watt is at a crossroads in his pro football career. After suffering a torn pectoral muscle in week eight against the Raiders, Watt only managed to play half of the 2019 season.
This was Watts third major sidelining in four seasons, only playing all 16 games once since the 2016 season. However, Watt’s last full season (2018) saw him lead the NFL with seven forced fumbles, as well as combine for 61 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks, earning him an All Pro First team selection for the first time since 2015.
When healthy, Watt’s talent has been undeniable, having been awarded the 2012, 2014 and 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award. 2020 will be one of the most important seasons of Watt’s Hall of Fame career.
If Watt stays on the field for 14+ games in 2020, expect the individual accolades to keep rolling in and the Texans defence to be a powerful force in the NFL. If not, J.J Watt’s career as an elite pro footballer may draw to a close.
After leading the Kansas City Chiefs 24-0 with 10 minutes and 54 seconds to play in the first half of their second round playoff matchup, the Houston Texans were looking likely to progress to their first AFC championship game. That was until Patrick Mahomes led the eventual Super Bowl champions on a 51-7 run, resulting in a 20 point playoff exit for the Texans.
At the beginning of the offseason the Texans opened at +3300 to take out Super Bowl LV, with the expectation that J.J Watt will be returning with a clean bill of health, as well as the continued offensive development of Deshaun Watson and All Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
On March 20th, Houston traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals, in what can only be described as a contentious decision. Amid the negative backlash from the fans, Houston drifted as far as +8000 odds to take out Super Bowl LV.
The Hopkins trade has also significantly impacted quarterback Deshaun Watson’s MVP odds. After opening as the fourth favourite (+1200) to take out the award, Watson began to drift following the trade, and currently sits as the ninth most likely to be named the 2020 MVP at +2225 odds.
Hopkins impact can be measured not only by the team that he has left, but also by the team that he has joined. Following the trade, the Cardinals improved from +8000 to +3867 to win the Super Bowl, while second year quarterback Kyler Murray’s MVP odds improved from +2000 to +1250. Murray currently has odds of +1850 to take out the award, and is considered more of a chance than Deshaun Watson.
After opening as favourites to take out the AFC South for the third consecutive season, Houston have since drifted to +300 to take out the division. After the Colts (+135) added veteran quarterback Philip Rivers and the Titans (+165) re-signed Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill, the Texans are now the third most favoured team to win the division.
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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?
Bill O’Brien has been the head coach of the Houston Texans since 2014.
Do the Houston Texans play tonight?
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What is the Houston Texans record?
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Did the Houston Texans win last night?
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How much are the Houston Texans worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Houston Texans are worth $3.1 billion.
Who do the Houston Texans play tonight?
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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 new NFL season has started! The Texans finished first in the American Football Conference South Division in the 2019 NFL season, with a 10-6 win loss record, and progressed through to the playoffs.
When do the Houston Texans play?
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When is the next Houston Texans game?
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Where did the Houston Texans finish the season?
The Texans finished first in the American Football Conference South division, in the 2019 NFL season.
How many games did the Houston Texans win?
The Houston Texans won 10 games in the 2019 NFL season.
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