- Super Bowl Championships: 0
- Last Super Bowl Appearance: N/A
- Claim to Fame: They are the only post-merger expansion team to win their first game
- Claim to Shame: Houston is the only NFL franchise to have never played in a conference championship
The Texans are the second NFL franchise to call Houston home. After the Houston Oilers relocated to Tennessee, entrepreneur Bob McNair launched a bid to bring a new expansion franchise back to Houston.
The franchise was awarded to the city in 1999 and began play in the 2002 season. The 2011 year would mark the Texans’ first division title, winning the AFC South with a 10-6 record.
One of the highlights for the franchise in its rather short existence is WR Andre Johnson. In 2017, Houston honored the team’s all-time receiving leader by making him the first player to be inducted into the Texans’ Ring of Honor. Johnson had 13,597 receiving yards for the team over 12 seasons.
Unfortunately, the celebrations ended quickly in 2017, as the season was derailed due to injuries to rookie QB Deshaun Watson and three-time Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt.
With 19 TDs and 1,699 passing yards, Watson was looking like an early candidate for Rookie of the Year honors. But that ended after he tore his ACL in practice ahead of Week 9. Without Watson under center, Houston would average just 13.7 points per game in the final nine games of the season.
With both Watt and Whitney Mercilus sidelined for 11 games each, the Texans defense allowed the most points in the league. All this led to a rough 4-12 season (7-9 ATS).
But 2018 saw a healthy Watson and Watt lead the team back to (relative) glory, as Houston went 11-5 and won the South again. Heading into 2019, former first-overall pick Jadeveon Clowney may be on the trading block, but their arch-rival, the Indianapolis Colts, are losing a much bigger piece thanks to the retirement of Andrew Luck.
Houston figures to be in the mix for the division crown yet again, and Watson remains an outside contender for NFL MVP.
|Passing YPG Allowed||28||276.8|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||5||85.4|
|Tashaun Gipson Sr.||2||Interceptions|
|Gareon Conley||Hamstring||probable||Conley has a hamstring injury, but he is likely to take the field against the Jaguars on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 10/31/2019|
|Duke Ejiofor||Achilles||IR||Ejiofor is on the injured reserve list with a torn Achilles. Lasted Updated: 05/14/2019|
|Will Fuller V||Hamstring||out||Fuller V suffered a pulled hamstring and will miss an unknown period. Lasted Updated: 10/21/2019|
|Phillip Gaines||Ankle||IR||Gaines is on injured reserve due to surgery to repair a severe high-ankle sprain. Lasted Updated: 10/21/2019|
|Tashaun Gipson Sr.||Back||out||Gipson Sr. was held out of the last game with injuries to his back, hamstring and wrist. He is not expected to face the Jaguars on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/01/2019|
|Seantrel Henderson||Back||IR||Henderson has landed on the Injured Reserve/Non-Football Injury list due to a back injury and is without a timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 10/16/2019|
|DeAndre Hopkins||Thumb||probable||Hopkins is projected to participate in Sunday's game against the Jaguars despite a thumb injury. Lasted Updated: 10/30/2019|
|Tytus Howard||Knee||probable||Howard is expected to return against the Jaguars on Sunday after missing multiple weeks due to a torn MCL in his left knee. Lasted Updated: 10/31/2019|
|Lonnie Johnson Jr.||Concussion||out||Johnson Jr. left the last game with a concussion, and he will not be cleared in time for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. Lasted Updated: 10/31/2019|
|Johnathan Joseph||Shoulder||probable||Joseph sat out the last game with a shoulder injury, but he is likely to return in time for Sunday's contest against the Jaguars. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Senio Kelemete||Wrist||IR||Kelemete will spend an undetermined length of time on injured reserve due to a wrist injury. Lasted Updated: 09/25/2019|
|Chris Landrum||Undisclosed||IR||Landrum is on injured reserve due to an undefined injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Greg Mancz||Concussion||out||Mancz has been held out of the past four games due to a concussion, and he will not pass protocol in time for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. Lasted Updated: 10/31/2019|
|Lamar Miller||Knee||IR||Miller suffered a torn left ACL and MCL and has landed on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 08/26/2019|
|Bradley Roby||Hamstring||out||Roby sustained a hamstring injury and is expected to sit out at least one month. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Ira Savage-Lewis||Undisclosed||IR||Savage-Lewis is on injured reserve due to an unspecified injury. Lasted Updated: 08/11/2019|
|Jordan Thomas||Ribs||IR||Thomas has been placed on injured reserve with a cracked rib, and it is unknown when he will return. Lasted Updated: 09/02/2019|
|Laremy Tunsil||Shoulder||probable||Tunsil was lifted from the previous game due to a shoulder injury, but he is likely to play Sunday against the Jaguars. Lasted Updated: 10/29/2019|
|Kahale Warring||Concussion||IR||Warring has wound up on the injured reserve list with a concussion, and it is unclear when he will be activated. Lasted Updated: 09/02/2019|
|Deshaun Watson||Eye||probable||Watson is expected to be on the field against the Jaguars on Sunday despite a left eye injury. Lasted Updated: 10/30/2019|
|J.J. Watt||Pectoral||IR||Watt has hit the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. Lasted Updated: 10/30/2019|
|Joe Webb III||Foot||IR||Webb III will miss an extended period while on the injured reserve list due to a right foot injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Isaac Whitney||Wrist||IR||Whitney has landed on the injured reserve list due to a wrist injury. Lasted Updated: 08/08/2019|