Home Field - Reliant Stadium (2002-present)
City - Houston, Texas
National Football League (2002-present)
American Football Conference (2002-present)
AFC South (2002-present)
Team colors - Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, Liberty White
Mascot - Toro
Owner - Bob McNair
President - Jamey Rootes
General Manager - Rick Smith
Head Coach - Gary Kubiak
League Championships - 0
Conference Championships - 0
Division Championships - 1
- AFC South 2011
Playoff Appearances - 1
- NFL 2011
Playoff Record - 1-1
Gary Kubiak 1-1
Head Coaches Seasons Record Division Title
Dom Capers 2001-2005 4 18-46-0 0
Gary Kubiak 2006-Present 6 53-50-0 1
Official Website - www.houstontexans.com
On October 6, 1999 the NFL owners voted 29-0 to accept McNair's $700 million dollar offer over a $540 million dollar offer from a group from Los Angeles for 32nd NFL franchise. In addition, Houston would also host the 2004 Super Bowl for just the second time ever.
In the spring Houston celebrated the official groundbreaking of Reliant Stadium. Reliant Stadium would become the NFL's first retractable-roof stadium and seat 69,500.
In September 2000, Houston would hold a downtown celebration to unveil the Houston Texans name and logo by Bob McNair and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.
January 21, 2001 the Houston Texans introduced Dom Capers as the first head coach.
Houston played their first preseason game on August 5, 2002 against the New York Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH.
The Texans played their first regular season game on September 8, 2002 against the Dallas Cowboys at Reliant Stadium. The Texans became just the second expansion franchise ever to win their first game 19-10 over the Cowboys.(Minnesota Vikings in 1961)
January 7, 2012 - In the Texans first playoff game in franchise history the Texans defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10. DE J.J. Watt intercepted QB Andy Dalton and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown to give the Texans a 17-10 halftime lead. Rookie QB T.J. Yates completed 11-20 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown. RB Arian Foster had 24 carries for 153 yards rushing, two touchdowns and 3 catches for 29 yards. WR Andre Johnson caught 5 passes for 90 yards including a 40 yard TD catch that put the Texans up by 14 points.
December 11, 2011 - Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates led the Texans on an 80 yard drive with a little over two minutes with no timeouts against the Cincinnati Bengals. Yates threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Walter with 2 seconds left that gave Houston a 20-19 win and a division championship. Yates completed 26-44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 36 yards on 5 carries.
September 8, 2002 - In the Texans first game ever they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-10 at Reliant Stadium. Rookie QB David Carr threw a touchdown pass to tight end Billy Miller on the third play of the game.
December 4, 2011 - Rookie fifth-round draft pick T. J. Yates started his first game in the NFL completing 12-25 for 188 yards and a touchdown pass in a 17-10 Texans win. Yates was the third string quarterback but after Matt Schaub broke his foot and back-up Matt Leinart broke his collarbone in consecutive weeks Yates became the starter. Arian Foster rushed for 111 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown.
September 12, 2010 - The Texans opened their season with a 34-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Arian Foster had a Texans record 231 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
September 19, 2010 - Texans QB Matt Schaub set a franchise record with 497 yards passing while completing 38 of 52 passes and 3 touchdowns with one interception. Schaub rallied the Texans from a 17 point second half deficit to defeat Washington, 30-27 in their first overtime win. Schaub threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson on 4th and 10 with 2:03 to play to tie the game at 27. Andre Johnson had 12 catches for 158 yards.
January 7, 2012 - AFC Wild-Card : Texans def. the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 in the first playoff game in franchise history. Arian Foster had 24 rushes for 153 yards, two touchdowns and DE J.J. Watt had a 29 yard interception return for a touchdown. Andre Johnson had 5 catches for 90 yards and T.J. Yates completed 11-20 passes for 159 yards and a TD.
January 15, 2012 - AFC Divisional Round : The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 20-13 in Baltimore. Turnovers was the key as Jacoby Jones had a crucial muffed punt inside the Texans own ten and rookie quarterback T. J. Yates threw three interceptions. Arian Foster had 27 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown to become the first running back to rush for 100 yards or more against the Ravens in their playoff history. Foster also set an NFL record for rushing yards in his first two playoff games with 285 yards. Andre Johnson was the only receiving threat in this game as he had 8 catches for 111 yards. The Texans defense was definitely the better defense in this one as J.J. Watt and Brooks Reed combined for five sacks of Joe Flacco and held the Ravens to just 227 yards of offense. They also forced nine punts and held the Ravens to eleven first downs.