January 8, 2012 |
The Houston Texans turned to their kids, then to their stars, to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie J.J. Watt's leaping interception return for a touchdown late in the first half propelled the Texans in Saturday's AFC wild-card game. Third-string quarterback T.J. Yates, another rookie pressed into action, threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, and Arian Foster followed with his second touchdown of the game, a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter, to finish off the Bengals (9-8)
January 23, 2006 |
The Houston Texans will hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to take over the worst team in the league and help decide what to do with the first pick in the draft. Texans owner Bob McNair said during a news conference last night that the hiring won't be completed until later in the week. The Texans couldn't negotiate a contract with Kubiak until the Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs. McNair's announcement came about an hour after Denver lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game.
October 22, 2012 |
THE HOUSTON Texans look like the new bullies in the AFC - at least for now. Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes, Arian Foster ran for two scores and the Texans dominated a showdown of the conference's top two teams, routing the Baltimore Ravens, 43-13, on Sunday. Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and the Texans (6-1) finally beat Baltimore, which had won all six previous meetings and eliminated them from last year's playoffs. Schaub completed 23 of 37 passes for 256 yards and the Texans set a franchise record for points in a game and finished with 420 yards.
April 4, 2002 |
The Houston Texans know the ultimate success for most NFL teams lies at quarterback. So when the Texans make the first selection in the NFL draft on April 20, they will choose Fresno State quarterback David Carr. That announcement, unusual in that it came more than two weeks before the draft, was announced yesterday by owner Bob McNair, although the decision was made by general manager Charley Casserly and coach Dom Capers. "To win, you have to have a good quarterback. Charley and his people have looked at this long and hard," McNair said.
December 23, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Wayne will always remember last night's catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston. It's the second straight win for the Colts (2-13), who will have to fight off St. Louis and Minnesota for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Orlovsky, who played the last two seasons with Houston, also won his second straight game after losing his first nine NFL starts.
October 3, 2011 |
HOUSTON - Andre Johnson turned upfield, fell awkwardly forward and clutched the back of his right leg. In past seasons, an injury to their All-Pro receiver would've doomed the Texans. That was before they had Arian Foster. Foster rushed for 155 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown after Johnson left with a hamstring injury, leading the Texans to a 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday. "I go into every contest thinking that I'm the go-to guy," Foster said.
September 20, 2010
LANDOVER, Md. - Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left in overtime Sunday as Houston edged the Washington Redskins, 30-27. The Texans' Matt Schaub passed for 497 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Was?FG Gano 41, 9:37. Was?FG Gano 27, 5:48. Hou?Jones 5 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 14:56. Was?Portis 1 run (Gano kick), 12:29. Was?Portis 1 run (Gano kick), 1:20. Hou?FG Rackers 47, 9:22. Was?Cooley 22 pass from McNabb (Gano kick)
April 5, 2006 |
Last week, an agent for Eric Moulds said the wide receiver wanted to play for the Eagles. That, obviously, didn't work out, and yesterday, he agreed to a contract with Houston and said the Texans have worked out a trade to acquire him from Buffalo. Moulds, who had the Bills' permission to seek a trade, agreed to a 4-year, $14 million contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus. It's not clear what the Texans traded to Buffalo, but it's believed to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this month's draft.
February 18, 2002 |
The Houston Texans are expected to turn to Jacksonville's first college draft pick ever as their top pick in today's expansion draft. Tony Boselli, the expansion Jaguars' No. 1 pick out of Southern California in 1995, probably will be called on to help build another expansion team. "Boselli is a cornerstone," Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said. "He will be a trivia question if we take him. He'd be the only guy ever picked by two expansion teams. " Boselli, selected for the Pro Bowl five times, played in only three games last season because of shoulder injuries.
December 28, 2001 |
The Houston Texans, the NFL's newest franchise, have signed former Packer Matt Snider for their inaugural season next year, Snider's agent said yesterday. The team also is talking to Kevin Williams, a former starting free safety for the New York Jets. Snider, a fullback, played mostly on special teams with the Packers. He had no carries for no yards and no receptions. His agent, Joe Linta, said he signed a one-year deal. Texans spokesman Tony Wyllie said the team plans to hold a news conference tomorrow to introduce the first 10 players signed by the expansion club.