The Houston Texans are an American football team based in the city of Houston, Texas. They are members of the Southern Division of the American Football Conference. They have been a part of the NFL since 2002. Who are the Houston Texans
After the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee, the city of Houston was left without a professional football team. This led to an effort by businessmen to bring an NFL team back to the city. In 1999, the NFL awarded the expansion franchise to Houston. It was officially named the Houston Texans on September 6, 2001.
The Houston Texans have had several head coaches during their time in the NFL, including Don Capers, Gary Kubiak, and Wade Phillips. As of the present, Bill O'Brien is the head coach.
During the first two seasons, the Texans had a disappointing record. But they improved in their third year, posting an 8-8 record. While they missed out on the playoffs in the divisional round, they won the AFC South for the first time in their history. That was followed by a 9-7 record in 2009.
Despite their poor performance in their first two years, the Texans established a series of records. Among the team's best moments was a streak of four consecutive victories. One of the other highlights of the season was a victory against the Carolina Panthers. Also, the Texans defeated the Chicago Bears and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the season.
On August 5, 2002, the Houston Texans played their first game in the NFL. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-10 at Reliant Stadium. Following that game, they were swept by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Although they suffered a disappointing record in their first two seasons, the Texans won their first game of the third season in 2010. They also secured a victory in their first road game, beating the heavily favored Miami Dolphins.
The Texans were plagued by injuries and turnovers during the early parts of the season, which cost them several games. The Texans had a four-game winning streak, but the Texans lost five of their next seven games. Even worse, the Texans were the league's worst team in 2013.
In 2011, the Texans won the AFC South and the division title for the first time in their history. They went 6-2 at home and 6-2 on the road. However, the Texans were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens.
The Houston Texans had one of their most successful seasons in their history in 2015. They were one of the youngest teams in the NFL, and the team finished the season with a league-best 9-7 record. They qualified for the playoffs in the first year of their existence, and they made it to the AFC wild-card round before falling to the Baltimore Ravens.
When the team's owner Bob McNair died in 2018, the Houston Texans paid tribute to their leader by wearing a memorial patch during the entire 2018-2019 season. In addition, the Texans were featured on the HBO show "Hard Knocks".
In 2019, the Texans had a stellar rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson, who finished the season with a 4-12 record. Meanwhile, the team had several injuries, including injuries to Ryan Mallett and Matt Leinart, who were traded to Arizona Cardinals in September.