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Fans of the Houston Texans are more than excited to finally see their vaunted pass-rush duo take the field, as Jadeveon Clowney appears ready to go for 2015. The explosive South Carolina alum never had the opportunity to contribute last season due to injury, but he’s ready to line up alongside J.J. Watt to form perhaps the most fearsome defensive duo seen in ages. After going 7-9 with a depleted squad last year, there’s no telling how far this Texans team can go in the ’15 NFL season! Seats for Houston home games at NRG Stadium are on sale now! Get access to all home and away contests throughout the regular season with your premier ticket source—Razorgator’s always your best bet to get in the game!
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10/6/15 - It is easy to look at the Houston Texans’ record recently and see nothing but a team that is falling short of their fans expectations. However, a closer look reveals an incredibly consistent performance from the Texans. They have now played five games, and only won one, but they have earned about 20 points in each of their games. In fact, in the only match where they diverted from this average by more than a single point, they still earned 17 points. It’s clear that they are playing well, and their offensive game is more than enough. Fans will have to see if the Texans are able to improve their defense in the next couple matches.
9/29/15 - The Houston Texans finally got a win this season when they played the Buccaneers in their third game. Quarterback Ryan Mallett had 24 completed passes for a total of 228 yards and one touchdown. Alfred Blue had an impressive 139 yards rushing on 31 carries and also scored a touchdown. Mallett's touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins provided an early lead for the Texans, but the Buccaneers drew ahead in the second quarter. The Texans came back after half time and scored a field goal in the third quarter and a field goal and a touchdown minus the extra point in the fourth to secure their victory. The Texans face the Falcons next on October 4, and tickets remain available for just $15.
9/22/15 - The Houston Texans have not gotten off to a great start this season. They have had two games so far, against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers, and both games ended with the Texans behind by seven points. Their first game was home game, but now they have lost on an opponent's field. While this is disappointing, it is important to remember that the season is still very young and the Texans have plenty of time to figure out their game plan. Additionally, they started out in the lead this time when they shut the Panthers out in the first quarter. The Texans are obviously already improving, so it is only a matter of time when they dominate once again. Their next home game will be September 27th against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
9/15/15 - With their home opener this week, the Houston Texans came heartbreakingly close to pulling off a last minute upset. They fell behind their opponents, the Tennessee Titans, quickly, and trailed through the first half, going into halftime with 27-9. Things seems lost, but the Texans did rally and shut out the Titans for the rest of the game. Even keeping them from scoring, while putting 11 points away, the Texans fell just short with a final score of 27-20. Only one team in their division has won the first match, so the Texans are still in good shape. From here, they travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers, but they will be back on September 27th to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tickets start at $59.
9/8/15 - The Houston Texans will be looking to start the 2015 NFL season with as healthy a team as possible, but a few players will be sitting out at least the first game. Running back Arian Foster is planning to take as much time as possible to properly heal his groin injury to ensure that he will not face recurring issues. Xavier Su'a-Filo and Mike Mohamed are also expected to sit out of Sunday's game. Akeem Dent is expected to play in place of Mohamed, which may affect the Texans' defensive game this weekend. The Texans host the Kansas City Chiefs on September 13 for the season and home opener. It is not too late for fans to get their tickets to see the start of the season in person. Ticket prices start at $42.
9/3/15 - The Houston Texans lost their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. During the fourth quarter, third-string quarterback Tom Savage experienced a hard hit that injured his right arm or shoulder. Up until his injury, he played the entire game in order to allow starter Brian Hoyer and second-string Ryan Mallett some time to rest. Mallet had to take the field with two minutes left to play. Savage went 18 of 29 for 135 yards, including throwing for two touchdowns. Now, the Texans coaches have to decide which players to trim before they register the official 53-man roster on Saturday. Once the roster is finalized, those players will prepare for the start of the regular season. You can still get tickets for the home opener against the Chiefs on the 13th, with prices starting at $20.
8/26/15 - It’s the first season for Clemson alumni Kourtnei Brown, but the Houston Texans linebacker already has a head-turning play under his belt in the NFL. Brown snatched a Brock Osweiler pass out of the air in the Texans’ preseason matchup with the Broncos, running the ball back for a 69-yard pick-six. It was the only interception of the game, although Houston was not able to capitalize. The Texans would go on to fall to Denver, leaving their preseason mark at 1-1 as they look to New Orleans this weekend. After the Saints, the Houston wraps up their warm-up games on the road against the Cowboys and tickets are on sale now! Secure your spot at AT&T Stadium with seats starting at just a buck apiece!
8/19/15 - After a long offseason, the Houston Texans blew away their competition in the first matchup of the preseason. The Texans hosted the San Francisco 49ers and won 10-23. Quickly approaching, the Texans have their second home game, on August 22nd, against the Denver Broncos. Tickets are still available starting as low as $38. After that, the Texans have two away games, against the New Orleans Saints on August 30th and the Dallas Cowboys on September 3rd. After that, the official season kicks off and the Texans get into the action immediately. Their season and home opener is on September 13th when they host the Kansas City Chiefs in what should be an incredibly exciting matchup. You can still secure your place at the first game of the season for $90.
8/12/15 - The Houston Texans host the San Francisco 49ers for the preseason opener this week. Fans will get a chance to go behind the scenes and experience the Texans' training camp on HBO's Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans. The show will shoot for six weeks. In preparation for the start of the season, Ben Jones is preparing to play at center instead of right guard. The Texans are still working on overcoming the loss of Arian Foster, after he experienced an injury last week in training camp. You still have a chance to catch the action live when the Texans and 49ers play. You can buy tickets with prices as lost as $12 and cheer on the Texans as they debut their new roster for the 2015 season.
8/7/15 - A joint practice session between the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins got a little chippy this past weekend, as the planned three-day endeavor was shortened by a sizeable brawl involving numerous players from both squads. In the end, the two teams were separated and would conclude practice activities separately on two different fields. The bad blood may have started with a big hit on Texas cornerback Kevin Johnson by Matt Jones at the end of a run. On Saturday, Johnson aimed low on a tackle of fullback Jordan Campbell, inciting a swift reaction from Washington players. With so much action in a practice outing, one can only wonder what the regular season will bring! Get your tickets for Texans preseason football now—Houston hosts the 49ers on 8/15 and seats are on sale from $30!
7/28/15 - The Houston Texans have officially in their training camp. With their practices in full swing, they should be ready to tackle the start of the preseason in just a couple weeks. Fans are especially excited to see if the new recruits will be able to step up and match the performance from the veterans. The Texans have the benefit of having their home opener at the beginning of the preseason, where many other teams have to wait an additional two weeks to play on their own field. On August 15th, the Texans will host the San Francisco 49ers. Tickets are still available, starting as low as $19. If you want to see Houston in action as soon as possible, this may be your last chance to secure your spot.
7/16/15 - Houston Texans have been ranked the sixteenth most valuable sports franchise in the world on Forbes' annual list. This makes them the fifth highest in the NFL, with the top five including the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Washington Redskins, and New York Giants. Considering the Texans have only been around for slightly over a decade, their ranking is impressive. The Texans have also recently announced the home game themes for the 2015 season. Their first home game against the 49ers on August 15th will be Texans Care night, and the final game on January 3 against the Jaguars will be Fan Appreciation Day. You can already get your tickets for all the home games, as well as the away games, on Razorgator, with ticket prices starting at $15.
6/30/15 - While the Houston Texans are on break waiting for Training Camp to begin at the end of the month, they have made time for fun and charity. J.J.Watt made the news by helping out the Zac Brown Band during the Summerfest concert series. A fan jumped on stage, and Watt took it upon himself to tackle the guy and remove him from the stage. Watt also recently went to a charity hockey event at his alma matter, the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He surprised guests by opening the game with a successful penalty shot. The Texans also announced they will be the hosts of the 5th Annual Running of the Bulls 5K in September. You can get tickets for the season opener on August 15 against the 49ers now, with prices as low as $15.
6/16/15 - Fans are anxiously anticipating what the Houston Texans’ roster will look like for this season. Two main areas of speculation are who will start at quarterback, and who will be in the wide receiver alongside DeAndre Hopkins, who is widely assumed to be starting in that position. The most likely players for WR will be Nate Washington, Cecil Shorts III, and Jaelen Strong. Strong has had some issues with his hamstring, but he is back at the training camps. Another player to look at this season is Mike Mohamed, who has been declared by the Pro Football Focus as the Texans’ secret superstar. As the players continue to prepare of the 2015 season, fans can already purchase tickets for all games. Tickets for the season opener on August 15 against the 49ers start at $15.
6/2/15 - The Houston Texans fans have a lot to be proud of in their team. Recently, the team was ranked fourth in offseason rankings behind the Jets, Dolphins, and Eagles. Their acquisition of Vince Wilfork, Brian Hoyer, and Rahim Moore helped them secure such a high ranking. Additionally, fans and teammates can be proud of Whitney Mercilus, who donated $25,000 to the Red Cross to help after the recent flooding in Texas. Fans also had a chance to catch Duane Brown at a professional sporting event, but he was not playing football. Instead, he was throwing out the first pitch for the Astros on June 2. He and the rest of the team will be back for the 2015 season at the home opener against the 49ers on August 15, with tickets starting at $15.
5/19/15 - One of the positions in football that doesn’t get a lot of hype is the center, but this position plays a huge role in the success of the quarterback and offense. This explains why the Houston Texans are taking the job of finding a replacement for their seven-year starter, Chris Meyers, very seriously. They have several players vying for the starting center position, but the two players in the running are Ben Jones and the ‘Brick’, also known as James Ferentz. The Texans start organized team activities on Tuesday, May 26 in preparation for the upcoming season. Don’t miss their home opener on August 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. Tickets are still for sale and are currently selling at an affordable $15 a piece.
5/7/15 - The offseason is the perfect chance for teams to shake up their lineup, and the Houston Texans have done that, especially with their receiver position. After the 2015 NFL draft, they added seven rookies and may sign up to 19 undrafted free agents. Out of their draft picks, two are receivers and they may add more with the free agents. There are now eleven players on the roster in that position, and before the season begins they will need to narrow that number down to five. The Texans have also agreed on a four-year contract extension with Whitney Mercilus that is worth $26 million. As the team heads to mini camps and offseason training to see who will make the final roster, fans can buy tickets, with prices starting at $18.
4/22/15 - Even without the benefit of rookie standout Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans substantially improved in 2014, jumping from a 2-14 finish the year previous to a 9-7 season that nearly earned them a playoff berth. With Clowney hopefully returning healthy to pair with fellow defensive force J. J. Watt, the Texans and their fans have high hopes for the upcoming NFL season. They will kick off 2015 at home versus Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs as they begin their journey toward the postseason once again. Notable games on the schedule include Week 5 when Houston hosts Andrew Luck and the Colts and Week 14 versus the NFL champion New England Patriots. Get your tickets for 2015 regular season NFL action, on sale now!
12/24/14 - The Houston Texans host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the final regular season game. The Texans still can get into the playoffs, but both the Chargers and the Ravens have to lose their games while the Texans have to win. The Texans are the favorites, as the Jaguars aren’t having a great season. Give your family a break from the holiday celebrations and bring them out to NRG Stadium to watch an exciting game. There’s nothing more exciting than sitting in a sea of other fans to cheer the team on to victory. Tickets start at only $85, and you’ll never forget a professional football game where so much rests on the win. The Texans won last Sunday’s game in a surprising upset against the Ravens, so they’re feeling good about this week’s game.
12/16/14 - Currently ranked 2nd in the NFC South division, the Houston Texans are looking for a win this week following a frustrating 10-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday. Hosting the Baltimore Ravens this weekend at home, Houston is reworking their game in the hopes of pulling out a victory. The Texans will definitely be relying on defensive end J.J. Watt, one of the most dominant defensive players in recent NFL history, to work some of his magic to stop the Ravens’ rushing game. Despite losing two quarterbacks in as many games, the Lions have their eyes on the prize and refuse to give up. Luckily, you can witness this dedication in person, with tickets still available to see the Texans versus the Ravens starting at only $55.
12/9/14 - The Houston Texans have done a lot of great things this season, and they are currently the second ranked team in the AFC South division. Their last game was against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They ended up beating them 27-13. In their much-needed win, Arian Foster made a huge impact. He went on to rush for 127 yards with 1 touchdown. His performance helped the Texans control the clock, and it also opened up their passing game. They will need him to keep looking stellar if they want to go far in the playoffs. Up next for them is a competitive game against the Indianapolis Colts. In order to win, they will need to contain Andrew Luck. Tickets for the game can be bought for $47.
12/2/14 - The Houston Texans lost to the Cincinnati Bengals on November 23, falling 22-13, but bounced back in a big way the following Sunday, demolishing the Tennessee Titans by a score of 45-21. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a team-record six touchdown passes and running back DeAndre Hopkins racked up a personal best of 238 yards. Defensive end J.J. Watt contributed a touchdown reception, two sacks, and a forced fumble and recovery to lead the Texans to victory. With four games remaining in the season, 6-6 Houston is still in contention to grab a playoff spot. Their next two games are on the road, at Jacksonville and Indianapolis, before returning home on December 21 to play the Baltimore Ravens, then a December 28 contest versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Buy your tickets today, starting at only $47, and come out and cheer the Texans on to the playoffs!
11/24/14 - It’s not over ‘til it’s over, and the Houston Texans still have a chance to make the playoffs this season. It all starts with their game this Sunday against the Cincinatti Bengals. Cincinatti’s record of 6-3-1 only slightly bests Houston’s record of 5-5, and the teams are fairly matched for Sunday. The Texans boast the third-best running game in the NFL, averaging 144 yards per game, and running back Alfred Blue is prepared to add to those totals. Defensive end J.J. Watt will be a key member to help lead his team to victory, and quarterback Ryan Mallett has been working on his consistency, hoping to prove his worth for the Texans. Tickets are still available to see the Texans take on the Bengals this Sunday, with seats starting at just $104.
11/20/14 - This coming Sunday, the Houston Texans host the Cincinnati Bengals in what is sure to be a great game! The Bengals are ranked first in the AFC North, after the Texans knocked the Cleveland Browns out the spot. The Texans still have a chance to get into first place in the AFC South division, especially with their strong defensive line. Ryan Mallett, who was named to start the Texans game just a few days before they went into their bye week, took home his first victory as the quarterback with 211 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He completed 20 out of 30 passes for a great beginning to his pro career. The Texans want a repeat of the 2012-2013 game where they beat the Bengals in the Wild Card playoff. Get your tickets to this upcoming rematch!
11/11/14 - With a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on November 2nd, the Texans entered their bye week solidly in 2nd place in the AFC Southern Division. They are getting ready to face the Cleveland Browns on the 16th at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns are 1st in the AFC North Division. The Texans have a new starting quarterback, Ryan Mallett, and they are hoping he can turn the offense around. This is his fourth season in the NFL, and his first year with the Texans. It may be a tough game for the Texans. They will be playing without Kareem Jackson who is out with an injury. The Browns are having a great season, and they will have home field advantage. If you’re a Texans fan, get your tickets for the game now and help them win.
11/5/14 - The whispers of a brewing quarterback controversy have begun to swirl as the Houston Texans, coming off of a bye week, prepare to face the Cleveland Browns. With a 4 – 5 record for the season, Houston has faced many challenges including a rookie head coach in Bill O’Brian and a new program for the offense. When asked about his plans to improve the team following a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, O’Brian said he was “considering all options, including the quarterback.”
Houston’s alternative to starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is Ryan Mallett, who has little experience in the NFL and has only completed one pass in four years. Houston needs a spark to ignite its offense, though, and if O’Brien decides to start Mallett against Cleveland on November 16, he’ll be facing a tough team in a formidable environment, Cleveland’s raucous Dawg Pound. The Texans’ next home game will take place on Sunday, November 23 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Tickets for that game are still available, beginning at $55 each.
10/28/14 - The Houston Texans won last week’s game against the Titans, so they have more confidence going into Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. CBS Sports predicts the Texans will win the week 9 matchup over the Eagles. This game may be a strong rivalry as seven former players from the Texans are now Eagles. Even with their last win, the Texans’ quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick is looking to improve in this week’s game. He is not resting on his laurels, hoping to achieve more consistent ball delivery and throwing to the right guy. Fitzpatrick wants to build on the positives from the game against the Titans. According to him, it’s easier on Mondays when you come off a win. The fans would agree and hope for another great win on Sunday.
10/20/14 – Tonight’s game in Pittsburgh is the second cheapest Monday Night Football game remaining on the NFL schedule. Houston Texans tickets on the road are super cheap, starting at $35 at Heinz Field and $9 next week in Nashville. Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans tickets are the least expensive of any NFL team in Week 8, averaging $70.
10/15/14 – Houston will travel to Pittsburgh in Week 2 for a Monday night football game against the Steelers. Ticket prices are averaging $118, fifth cheapest in the league. Last week the Texans ran into some trouble going 33-28 vs. the Colts but J.J. Watt had 2 sacks and a 45-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The DE standout is the first player since 1961 to record a TD catch, fumble return for a TD, and an INT returned for a TD in the same season (and we’re only in Week 7 folks!).
10/8/14 - After losing to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime last Sunday, fans of the Houston Texans are hoping the team can turn things around when they play the Indianapolis Colts at home on Thursday. Although the Colts have won their last three games against the Texans, Houston has one of the most talented defenses in the National Football League and played pretty well last week, hanging on until the very end. Will the Texans be able to interrupt the Colts' three-game winning streak on Thursday? Both teams seem to show more promise this year and this game looks like it will be another exciting matchup. Regardless of which side comes out on top, fans will not want to miss out on all of the action and should make sure to get their tickets soon!
10/3/14 - The Houston Texans have mirrored the Cowboys’ 3-1 record heading into Week 5 and the much anticipated Governor’s Cup this weekend will serve as the most expensive remaining home game at AT&T Stadium this season. According to Razorgator, Cowboys vs Texans tickets trail only Dallas’ season opener against the San Francisco 49ers for the most expensive home game of the season. J.J. Watt and the rest of the Houston defense will be looking to shut down what has been a good Cowboys offense so far.
10/1/14 – Which Texas football team will come out on top when the Dallas Cowboys welcome the Houston Texans in Week 5? With many Houstonians expected to make the ride to Arlington this weekend, ticket prices are at a premium. The games carries the highest average price at AT&T Stadium remaining this season but you can still score tickets on the secondary market. It’s the first time that both the Cowboys and Texans enter the matchup with winning records.
9/25/14 - It was a tough game against the New York Giants last weekend for the Houston Texans, who fell 30-17 at MetLife Stadium outside New York City. The Texans were without running back Arian Foster, who was dealing with a hamstring issue; his primary replacement, Alfred Blue, rushed 13 times for 78 yards. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled especially with three interceptions, although he also had 20 completions for 289 yards and a scoring pass of 44 yards to Damaris Johnson, and also ran for a second score. DeAndre Hopkins caught six passes for 116 yards.
9/24/14 - The Houston Texans have been a bit of a surprise this season as they managed to get off to a great 2-0 start with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center before a dismal performance against the New York Giants last Sunday. This week however, Fitzpatrick and crew return to H-town and NRG Stadium with Razorgator seeing Houston Texans tickets averaging just above $141 for their clash with the Buffalo Bills.
9/22/14 - Last week the Houston Texans saw their undefeated record slip away from them when they lost on the road to the New York Giants 30-17. Now sitting at 2-1 on the season Houston will look to get back on the right track when they host the Buffalo Bills in a contest that will see Houston Texans tickets go for $20 below their season average of $188 according to Razorgator.
9/19/14 - When the Houston Texans acquired defensive disruptor J.J. Watt in the offseason, little did the team realize they would also be acquiring a player with offensive versatility as well. On the opening drive of their game against Oakland, Watt lined up as a tight end and pulled down a 1-yard scoring pass, which would ultimately help the Texans along to a 30-14 victory over the Raiders last weekend. Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14 of 19 passes for 139 yards; in addition to the pass to Watt, Fitzpatrick tossed for a second score to DeAndre Hopkins; while Arian Foster carried the ball 28 times for 138 yards and a rushing score. Incidentally, Watt had lined up at tight end during his college days at Central Michigan.
9/9/14 - Week 1 of the new NFL season felt reminiscent of last year’s disastrous 3-13 campaign for Washington fans, when the Redskins were defeated by the Houston Texans 17-6 this past weekend. Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was effective, completing 14 of 22 attempts for 206 yards – which included a 76-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins – while Texans running back Arian Foster rushed 27 times for 103 yards. His Washington counterpart, Alfred Morris, collected 91 yards on 14 carries; quarterback Robert Griffin III was 29-for-37 for a game high 267 yards. However, it came down to turnovers and special-teams problems that ultimately doomed the Skins, who fumbled twice in the red zone on second-half drives, and had an extra point and a punt blocked, the latter returned for a Texans touchdown.
9/8/14 - The Houston Texans looked great in their 17-6 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. In the game the Texans highest paid defensive player JJ Watt had a field day and proved that he deserves every bit of that $100 million contract. Houston will now begin a two game road trip that will see Texans tickets average $148 for their game with the Raiders and $277 against the Giants the following week according to RazorGator.
9/5/14 - Neither Case Keenum nor Tom Savage were able to find the end zone for the Houston Texans last week in their final preseason tuneup, a 40-13 drubbing at the hands of San Francisco. Both quarterbacks threw picks in their competition to be Ryan Fitzpatrick’s backup; Keenan completed 8 of 17 passes for 70 yards and no sacks, while Savage was 8-for-12 for just 43 yards with one sack. The only touchdown scored by the Texans was done by the defense, a long 77 yard pick-six by Dre Hal of 49ers backup Josh Johnson. Kickers Chris Boswell and Randy Bullock both converted field goals; however, Boswell failed to survive the final cuts and Bullock will remain the Texans’ placekicker.
9/3/14 - Number-one draft pick Jadeveon Clowney will make his long-awaited NFL debut when the Texans open the season against the Robert Griffin III and the Redskins on Sunday where RazorGator says Houston Texans tickets are averaging $202.
8/28/14 - The Houston Texans bent about as far as a team could against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, but in the end, the Texans refused to break, coming from behind to win 18-17 in Denver. Ryan Griffin pulled in a 31 yard pass from backup Tom Savage with just under a minute left, and Savage then put the Texans ahead with a successful two-point conversion pass to Travis Labhart. After Ryan Fitzpatrick finished with 80 yards on 10-of-17, Savage came in and completed six of his eight passes for 68 yards, including the strike that would give the Texans the chance to pull ahead. Jonathan Grimes showed good versatility for the Texans, rushing five times for 22 yards and a score, and one reception for 24 yards.
8/22/14 - If last weekend’s game with Atlanta is any indication, Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be an impact player from the first whistle. Clowney made his presence known in the Atlanta backfield on consecutive plays, plowing under running back Antone Smith immediately upon taking a handoff, then sacking Matt Ryan for a loss of seven yards on the very next play. Offensively, the Texans moved the ball much better than they did against Arizona the weekend before; Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was 9-for-12 for 97 yards and a touchdown pass of eight yards to DeVier Posey in the second quarter. Kickers Randy Bullock and Chris Boswell both knocked down field goals, while the Texans’ defense and special teams also accounted for major scores.
8/15/14 - The Houston Chronicle reports that one of the most interesting position battles taking place at Houston Texans training camp this month is…kicker. The competition between incumbent Randy Bullock and rookie Chris Boswell remains wide open, according to Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. “Both guys have kicked well at times,” O’Brien told reporters recently, “(And) both guys probably wish they had a few kicks back.” Bullock, a Lou Groza Award winner in his senior season at Texas A&M in 2011, was successful on 26 of his 35 field goal attempts in 2013, with a career long of 51 yards. Boswell is a product of the Rice Owls, and was signed by the Texans.
8/8/14 - Houston Texans owner Bob McNair discussed recently why his Texans, despite intense fan pressure, didn’t choose quarterback Johnny Manziel – who fell eventually to Cleveland at #22 – with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. “I knew…it would be a frenzy,” McNair said in an interview with ESPN.com. “Even if he didn’t succeed…for a couple years, the fans would have been frenzied.” McNair also questioned how well Manziel would have fit in the Texans’ system, “doing what we wanted to do.” The Texans ended up choosing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with their pick, and are working on turning him into an outside linebacker.
7/28/14 - After leaving teammates, team officials, and pundits wondering if he would be present at the start of training camp, veteran receiver Andre Johnson did indeed show up for the first day of camp, to a slowly building ovation from his teammates before the start of the morning meeting. Johnson had skipped both the Texans’ voluntary offseason workouts and the team minicamp, but remained in contact with coach Bill O’Brien. When asked by a reporter if he wanted to finish his career in Houston, Johnson replied, “That’s my plan.” Earlier, a day before the start of camp, Johnson had said, “I just love playing the game of football …(being) here, being around my teammates, there’s nothing like being around that.”
7/18/14 - With training camp set to open next week, the Houston Texans still have a couple of large questions remaining to be answered. First, will number-one overall 2014 draft pick Jadeveon Clowney be ready to practice? The lineman-turned-linebacker underwent sports hernia surgery in June, and has been taking things day by day; he’s told both the Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle that his participation in early training-camp activities up to the team’s trainers. As for the other question – receiver Andre Johnson, described by teammate Arian Foster, “He is Houston” – he also remains unsigned, and could be subject to daily fines of up to $30,000 for each day of camp he misses. Despite asking for a trade, the Texans are not interested in trading Johnson, so it is quite likely this standoff could last well into camp.
7/14/14 - What is up with Andre Johnson? The Houston Texans receiver reportedly wants a trade, and according to some reports, there are four teams interested in him. Johnson failed to show up for offseason workouts, thereby forfeiting a $1 million incentive written into his current contract, and has said publicly that he’s not sure whether he will show up for training camp later this month. However, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain believes that when all is said and done, Johnson will still be a Texans receiver in 2014 and not be traded; he’ll either “will report to the Texans under the terms of his contract, or he will sit out.”
6/23/14 - He’s been a starter in St. Louis, Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Tennessee. Now, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been anointed the starting quarterback for his fifth team in his career, the Houston Texans, as announced this week by new coach Bill O’Brien. Fitzpatrick started nine games for Tennessee last year, but was chopped from the team after the season. The announcement means that, going into training camp next month, Fitzpatrick won’t have to look over his shoulder while taking the lion’s share of reps with the first string; before the announcement, the Texans had three other QBs – Tom Savage, T.J. Yates, and Case Keenum – on the roster. Yates has since been traded to Atlanta for linebacker Akeem Dent.
6/6/14 - A couple of items about the Houston Texans have come across the wires (or microwaves, depending on how you receive your news) of interest: first, #1 overall pick in this year’s draft, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, to a contract valued at a reported $22.272 million in guaranteed money, with a signing bonus well over $14 million. Clowney is expected to transition to an outside linebacker spot in the Texans’ defensive scheme. The other news comes on the offensive side of the ball, where the Houston Chronicle reports that running back Arian Foster is “looking like (his) old self.” Foster played in just eight games last season before having midseason back surgery.
5/30/14 - The battle to be the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback is wide open among four candidates: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates, and Tom Savage, and all four took part in Texans organized team activities (OTAs) earlier in the week at the Texans’ indoor practice facility. Head coach Bill O’Brien and quarterbacks coach George Godsey have been working hard to make sure all four get the same amount of repetitions and chances to run the first-string offense. But the team is not yet ready to anoint one over any of the others to get the most first-team preparation before the regular season starts, says the Houston Chronicle’s Brian Smith.
5/27/14 - After weeks of speculation by nearly every NFL pundit as to whom the Houston Texans would take as the number one overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft – some even creating petitions to encourage the Texans to grab quarterback Johnny Manziel from nearby Texas A&M – the Texans ultimately went to the defensive side to take South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Interestingly enough, the Texans also ended up with the very last player overall to be taken in the draft – but it is highly unlikely that safety Lonnie Ballentine will wear the “Mr. Irrelevant” tag for very long; at 6’3” Ballentine will be the tallest safety in training camp. In between the first and last picks of the draft, the Texans also grabbed a pair of beefy defensive linemen, as well as Pitt quarterback Tom Savage in round 4.
4/17/14 - First year head coach Bill O'Brien will lead the revamped Houston Texans onto the field when they open up preseason play against Arizona in Week 1. The Texans, who haven't won a game since Sept 15, hold the NFL's No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft, which takes place May 8 (Round 1). See the new-look team's first home game when Houston hosts the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. The Texans will face stalwart opponents in their final two exhibition matchups: Super Bowl XLVIII runner-up Denver Broncos in Week 3, and NFC runner-up San Francisco 49ers on Aug 28. Houston Texans tickets for their Week 4 showdown at Reliant Stadium start at just $48.
In addition to their AFC South foes, the Texans will meet every team from the AFC North and NFC East. Houston will play against many former players including Matt Schaub and Antonio Smith in Oakland Week 2. Schaub is the all-time leading passer in franchise history, starting eight games last season for the Texans. The most expensive game on the Houston Texans schedule at newly-named NRG Stadium is Week 9 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be a reunion on the field as Philly added linebacker Bryan Braman to a two-year contract and free agent Andrew Gardner. A slew of other names on the Philadelphia Eagles roster have come from Houston including DeMeco Ryans, James Casey, Connor Barwin, Roc Carmichael, Donnie Jones, and Jeff Maehl. In general Houston Texans tickets are similarly priced to last season at this time, up just 3 percent and averaging $227.
2/11/14 – Houston Texans fans know exactly who they want from their number one overall NFL draft pick and that’s Heisman trophy winner and local kid Johnny Manziel. Jadeveon Clowney and Teddy Bridgewater are two other viable options for the Texans who went 2-14 last season and lost their last 14 games. Recent speculation has surfaced around Blake Bortles being the No.1 overall pick after the Texans hiring of UCF assistant coach, George Godsey. Houston fans will have to hold tight as the NFL Draft won’t take place until May 8!
12/16/13 - The Houston Texans allowed the Indianapolis Colts to bounce back from last week’s loss and extended their franchise-record losing streak to 12, as the team fell 3-25 on Sunday. The Texans played their first game since the firing of head coach Gary Kubiak, but things were still shaky for Case Keenum and company. In Week 16, Houston hopes to avoid a blowout when they host Denver at home in Reliant Stadium. Houston Texans tickets are a steep $210 on average, but just $9 to get in and watch boys trip up the AFC West leaders this Sunday.
12/9/13- Things are looking bleak for the Houston Texans, who have now plummeted to the league's worst record (2-11) after their 20-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The front office is now looking for a veteran NFL coach with worthy experience, after Thursday's defeat compelled the franchise to fire Gary Kubiak. Houston has contacted former Bears coach, Lovie Smith for the position, while the likes of Jack Del Rio (Broncos offensive coordinator) and Ken Whisehunt (Chargers OC) are also in the mix. The team is primed to explode next season, with the already loaded roster in position for a first round draft pick. Houston Texans tickets are just $68 on average when they meet the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday.
12/2/13 - The Houston Texans nearly overcame the New England Patriots on Sunday, but were ultimately drowned out in the hard-fought game (34-31). Though Houston held the lead through the half, racking up 10 points against the Pats, they were defenseless against the Comeback Kid after recess. The Texans’ Ben Tate ran for a monstrous 3 TDs and 102 yards, and Keenum played valiantly to put Houston back in the lead in the third, but it wasn’t enough for the W. Up next, the Houston Texans will face a lesser-weighted opponent for their first chance at victory in ten games, when they meet the Jacksonville Jaguars. Houston Texans tickets are the lowest of the week by far, at just $5 to get in!
11/25/13 - The Houston Texans were unable to halt their downward spiral, losing 13-6 to a team many consider the worst in the league. The Jacksonville Jaguars handed Houston their ninth straight loss (a franchise record), as the squad was held to two field goals, coinciding with Case Keenum's worst start of the year. Next week, the Texans will be playing for pride, as they go up against formidable opponents, the New England Patriots. Houston Texans tickets for next Sunday's match are $158 on average.
11/18/13 - Houston finished 23-28 in their defat by the Oakland Raiders and backup rookie QB Matt McGloin. The frustration is plain in Houston; after high hopes on the season, the Texans’ are now sitting with their eighth consecutive loss. Case Keenum was benched, and Matt Schaub ran onto the field amid a chorus of boos, later exchanging words with an angry Andre Johnson, who stormed off the field with time remaining. Can the team repair itself? The Houston Texans will have the opportunity to boost morale and their record in Week 12, when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday. Houston Texans tickets are just $10 to get in.
11/11/13 - Without coach Gary Kubiak, the Houston Texans lost 27-24 to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The frustrated Texans have now dropped to 2-7 on the season, after their seventh consecutive loss, despite great effort by J.J. Watt (2 forced fumbles) and rookie QB Case Keenum (3 TDs and 201 yds.). Arian Foster, Houston's vital offensive running back, has decided to undergo a season-ending back surgery, and will join other integrals Brian Cushing and Matt Schaub on the sideline. In Week 11, the Texans will meet the Oakland Raiders in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. Houston Texans tickets are just $17 to get-in!
11/5/13 - The Houston Texans nearly stole victory from the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night, but ultimately came up short 27-24. After picking up points early in the game, the Texans maintained their lead through the third quarter with Case Keenum at the helm (who was 20 of 24 for 350 yards, with no picks and three touchdowns), but what followed was disaster. In what was a somber moment on the field, Houston had coach Gary Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke, and was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the ground--Kubiak was cleared to leave the hospital just this morning. Although the team implores that the loss of their coach was not the reason for their choke, the squad was unavoidably disturbed, and lost their 6th straight game after allowing 15 unanswered points in the fourth. The Texans will be on the road to play the Arizona Cardinals, well rested off their bye. Houston Texans tickets are the cheapest of the week at $61 on average, and a mere $6 to get in!
10/29/13 - The Houston Texans will be coming off their bye week lugging 5 consecutive losses, most recently a heart-breaking 16-17 defeat by the (still undefeated) Kansas City Chiefs. Yesterday, Gary Kubiak announced that the Texans will hope to snap out of their losing streak by starting Case Keenum, who made a strong showing (271 yards) against one of the toughest defenses in his fist regular season game; the Texans are scratching a disappointed Matt Schaub, who may be traded or released in upcoming months. Keenum provided a spark in last week’s game, something Houston will need to conduct again when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. Houston Texans tickets at Reliant Stadium are a reasonable $38 to get in and average $137.
10/21/13 - Although there was talk of an upset due for the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7, the Houston Texans were unable to break their undefeated streak, falling 16-17. Not only was it a crushing defeat, but the Arian Foster was taken out with a hamstring injury early in the game, and even worse, the Texans have lost integral linebacker Brian Cushing (again) for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL, leaving their defense vulnerable. On the upside, backup quarterback Case Keenum had his first start (Matt Schaub sidelined with injury), and showed some promise, throwing for 271 yards and a touchdown.The Texans are now entering their bye week, granting much needed rest for their injury ridden line up, and an opportunity for the coaching staff to regroup and strategize for their Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
10/14/13 - The Houston Texans have fallen to 2-4 on the season, after a crushing defeat (38-13) by the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, making it their fourth consecutive loss. It was a messy game for the Texans, and their mistakes caused them a much-needed victory. There were 4 turnovers, amplified by missteps of backup tight ends Garret Graham and Ryan Griffin, lackluster games from defensive keys J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing, and an injury to starting quarterback Matt Schaub to boot. Schaub was relieved by T.J. Yates who made matters worse, throwing two interceptions—one being a pick-six. The Houston Texans schedule will not be getting any easier, as they next face the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7 and subsequently move onto the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. Schaub should be ready to play next week as the Texans try to turn around their season starting this Sunday. Houston Texans tickets at Arrowhead Stadium are a reasonable $43 to get-in.
10/7/13 - The Houston Texans were dominated by the visiting San Francisco 49ers 3-34 in their Sunday prime-time loss. Head coach Gary Kubiak made the decision to relieve Matt Schaub by backup QB T.J. Yates in the fourth quarter after throwing three interceptions, his first pass of the game being a pick-6 by San Francisco’s Tramaine Brock, making it Schaub's fourth straight game with an interception returned for a touchdown. The offense will try and regain their confidence, putting the ball in the hands of running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate. The Texans have now lost three consecutive games, and will be heading back home to play the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium next Sunday. Houston Texans tickets are averaging at $152, and $35 at the lowest.
9/30/13 - After a crushing overtime defeat to the 4-0 Seattle Seahawks, who made an amazing fourth quarter rally, the Houston Texans are 2-2 with two consecutive losses. Despite immense effort on the part of monstrous JJ Watt, the Texans blew their 20-3 lead to Russell Wilson and his slippery scrambles. Matt Schaub and company failed to score on two possessions in overtime, losing linebacker Brian Cushing to a concussion in the process. Texans are incredibly displeased with their quarterback’s second half meltdown, as fans reportedly burned Shaub’s jersey outside of the stadium. The Houston Texans’ schedule is not going to get any more forgiving, with their next opponent being the recently reinvigorated San Francisco 49ers in their house, at Candlestick Park. Houston Texans tickets for Week 5 start at $62, and average at $166 in San Francisco against Kaepernick and the Niners.
9/24/13 - After starting off this season with two close victories, the Houston Texans were rocked by the Baltimore Ravens and lost 30-9 on Sunday. Week 4, the Texans have home field advantage when they play the Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Despite Seattle’s stout defense, Matt Shaub, running back Arian Foster, and wide receiver Andre Johnson, are sure to put up an offensive fight against Russell Wilson and his men. Houston Texans tickets for this game are some of the priciest this Sunday, averaging $235.
6/19/13 - The Houston Texans had their most successful season ever last year, finishing 12-4, winning their division, and making it to the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, before losing to the New England Patriots. This season the Texans hope to take the next step. Future Hall-of-Fame cornerback Ed Reed joined the team in free agency after winning Super Bowl XLVII and spending 11 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The Texans also acquired one of the best punters of all time in Shane Lechler. Prices this season reflect increased expectations. The average price for 2013 regular season tickets at Reliant Stadium is $230, 28% higher than last season. The Texans rank as the thirteenth most expensive NFL team this year, 21% over league average.
The Texans will have a chance at revenge against the Patriots at home on 12/1. Patriots vs. Texans tickets for the Week 13 matchup are the most expensive on the 2013 Houston Texans schedule, with an average price of $349. The least expensive home game comes Week 6 against the St. Louis Rams, with an average price of $173. The Indianapolis Colts figure to be the biggest challenger to the Texans’ AFC South supremacy. Average price for the Texan’s Week 9 home game against the Colts is $246, 38% more expensive than Week 15 in Indianapolis. The Texans also face a tough test at home in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos, which is averaging $325.