23 Facts About Houston Texans


Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston.

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The Houston Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division, and play their home games at NRG Stadium.

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Houston Texans were founded in 1999, and were owned by Bob McNair until his death in 2018; following McNair's death, the majority ownership of the team went to his wife, Janice.

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The Houston Texans began play as an expansion team in 2002, making them the youngest franchise currently competing in the NFL.

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Houston Texans joined the NFL in the 2002 season, playing at the newly opened Reliant Stadium under head coach Dom Capers.

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The Houston Texans beat the Bengals again in the wild-card round, but they lost in the Divisional Round to the New England Patriots.

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Houston Texans entered the 2014 season with a 14-game losing streak.

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In 2014, the Houston Texans won three of their first four games, defeating the Redskins in the season opener, the Raiders, and the Bills, losing to the New York Giants.

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The Houston Texans clinched their fourth AFC South division title in six years in Savage's first career start against the Bengals in Week 16.

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In return, Houston Texans received running back David Johnson, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick.

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The move was confusing and controversial among fans and sportswriters alike, as many claimed that the Houston Texans should have received more valuable assets for Hopkins, who was among the best receivers in the NFL.

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The Houston Texans opened their 2022 season in a tie game against the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise's first tie in their 20 year existence.

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Houston Texans are the youngest expansion team in the NFL, having only been competing in the NFL since 2002.

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Ever since the early 2000s, the Houston Texans have an AFC South Division rivalry with the Indianapolis Colts, whom the Houston Texans had never defeated in Indianapolis until the 2006 season.

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In 2003, the Houston Texans introduced an alternative red jersey with blue trim; they wear this jersey at one home game each year, usually against a division rival.

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In 2007, the Houston Texans introduced red pants for the first time, pairing them with the red jerseys for an all-red look.

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In October 2008 the Houston Texans paired blue socks with their blue pants and white jerseys, eventually becoming the team's primary road uniform combination.

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In 2016, the Houston Texans unveiled a new uniform combo against the Jacksonville Jaguars, pairing the red jersey with blue pants and red socks.

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In 2017, the Houston Texans unveiled a Color Rush uniform, using an all-blue uniform but with minimal white elements.

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In 2022, the Houston Texans began using an alternate red helmet, worn exclusively with the red jerseys.

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From 2018 to 2019, the Houston Texans wore a memorial patch to honor the late Bob McNair.

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Community outreach by the Houston Texans is primarily operated by the Houston Texans Foundation, who works with multiple community partners.

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The Houston Texans organization is a supporter of the character education program, Heart of a Champion.

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