Houston Texans Coluseum
Houston Texans Coluseum
The Houston Texans have a long history. This franchise is a member of the AFC South, has earned playoff appearances in each of the last four seasons and is the only team to win nine straight games after starting 0-3. In fact, the Texans have won the most games in the franchise's history, tying them with the Los Angeles Rams. houston Texans Coluseum
The Texans are led by head coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Richard Smith. The team has been selected to the Pro Bowl in eight of the last 10 years and has won the AFC South for the last three seasons. They have a franchise-record 66,501 yards from scrimmage and scored 465 touchdowns during that time.
During the first two years of the Texans' existence, the team was led by former Miami Hurricanes head coach Robert Clark. McNair returned to professional football in 2002, and he generously donated $500 million to various causes. As a result of his generosity, the NFL matches his donation. He is also inducted into the Texans Ring of Honor.
Several key players join the team during its early years, including DeAndre Hopkins, Mario Williams and Johnathan Joseph. The Texans are one of the seven cities to host multiple Super Bowls.
Heading into the 2007 season, the Texans had won only two games in the previous four seasons. However, they were able to break through with their fourth consecutive double-digit win season. Those wins came on the heels of a 10-win campaign in 2008 and a 6-0 start in 2009.
After the Texans' initial loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the team remained unbeaten for the next eight games. The Texans set an NFL record for winning two overtime games in five days, defeating the Detroit Lions 34-31 in overtime on Thanksgiving Day.
Two days later, the Texans lost to the New York Giants 34-17 in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Texans head coach Dom Capers was fired after four years of a record 18-46 record.
During the 2012 season, the Texans regained their AFC South crown and a spot in the postseason. The team won seven of its final nine regular season games, including a 19-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on December 21, and a 23-20 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Dec. 21. That year, TE Owen Daniels was named to the AFC's Pro Bowl.
Following the end of the 2014 season, the Texans were a part of the NFC's Wild Card Round. However, they suffered a loss to the Seattle Seahawks on a Sunday Night Football game.
With the 2015 season, the Texans posted their fifth straight double-digit win season, marking the second time in the franchise's history that the team has achieved back-to-back seasons with double-digit wins. The Texans also earned their second consecutive playoff berth, and won their second straight Wild Card game.
On January 3, 2008, the Texans hired former New England Patriots head coach Bill O'Brien as their new head coach. Later that month, the team signed LT Duane Brown to a multi-year contract extension.