The Texans are ready to begin the Bill O’Brien era in Houston after a very disappointing 2013 season. Last year’s Texans only won two games, despite being one of the more talented teams in the NFL. Gone are the likes of quarterback Matt Schaub and defensive end Antonio Smith who were both traded to Oakland in the offseason. But there are several new faces that Texans fans are eagerly anticipating to see on the gridiron.
The Texans will have to hope that Ryan Fitzpatrick can hold the fort while they develop one of their younger quarterbacks. Houston drafted Tom Savage this year in the 4th round (135th overall,) opting to wait for their future signal caller, rather than taking one with the first pick of the draft. Instead, they were able to replace Smith by selecting DE Jadeveon Clowney with the first choice in the draft. Clowney has been heralded as the best prospect to come out of college in the past generation, with an other-worldly combination of size and speed.
Moreover, with the addition of Clowney to a defensive line that already boats Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt, the Texans defense should be one of the most fearsome in the league and keep opposing quarterbacks up at night.
The Texans have thrived in Houston by virtue of playing in the football crazed state of Texas which has done a great job of accepting and rallying behind the team since they expanded in 2002. So much so that Houston Texans tickets have increased by 30%, $48 to be exact, from last year to $216 for the ever nearing 2014 NFL season.
In reality, this isn’t too much of an increase in price as last year, Texans tickets experienced a substantial drop in price as fans turned away from NRG Stadium amidst the team’s horrendous losing streak that began in Week 3 and extended all the way to the final whistle of the season. But with new faces on both offense and defense, fans will be returning in droves to see this new look team in action.
Here’s a breakdown for Houston Texans tickets for all their home games the approaching season:
9/07 vs Washington Redskins: Avg – $234.53 / Get-in $77
9/28 vs Buffalo Bills: Avg – $174.42 / Get-in – $49
10/09 vs Indianapolis Colts: Avg – $220.65 / Get-in – $66
11/02 vs Philadelphia Eagles: Avg – $234.98 / Get-in – $76
11/23 vs Cincinnati Bengals:Avg – $197.76 / Get-in – $47
11/30 vs Tennessee Titans: Avg – $210.28 / Get-in – $48
12/21 vs Baltimore Ravens: Avg – $239.63 / Get-in – $63
12/28 vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Avg – $213.57 / Get-in – $46