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    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Verizon Pearland Store, 10904 Memorial Hermann Dr., Suite 113, Pearland, TX 77584.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, September 26

    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, TBD

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Player Show

    Meet Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus at the Verizon 290 Store, 13818 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

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  • Tue., Sep. 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Oct. 03, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Friday, October 3

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 10705 Spring Green Blvd 900, Katy, TX 77494

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet a TBD Texans Ambassador at the Verizon Clear Lake Store, 19222 Gulf Freeway, Suite A,
    Friendswood, TX 77546.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

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  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Thu., Oct. 09, 2014 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Thursday, October 9

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 14129 Memorial, Houston, TX 77079

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans kicker Randy Bullock and deep snapper Jon Weeks at the Verizon Sugar Land Store, 2109 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

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Texans Exploded Out of the Gate (And Make It Look Routine)

Posted by Nick Scurfield on September 18, 2012 – 8:53 am

Postgame commentary from “Voice of the Texans” Marc Vandermeer, the team’s play-by-play caller and director of radio broadcasting:

Back-to-back 20-point wins to start the season and they haven’t even hit their stride! The Texans methodically beat down Jacksonville in their third straight lopsided road win with Matt Schaub at the helm (Tampa Bay and Tennessee in 2011).

The passing game was mostly short stuff. The running game presented a steady erosion of Jacksonville’s front on its way to a 200-plus yard day that saw Arian Foster become the franchise’s all-time leading rusher.

J.J. Watt kept his fast start to a Pro Bowl campaign going with a sack and a half and two more batted passes. He joked after the game that he hopes to not be available for the Pro Bowl (considering Super Bowl participants don’t go). The Houston defense has allowed 17 points in two outings. They’ve been dominant in two games, but the going will be tougher in the coming weeks as the quarterbacks will get better.

There is no frame of reference for a start this good. Sure, the Texans have been 2-0 three times before, but never with this kind of confidence. The 2-0 start in ’07 was tempered by the news that Andre Johnson would be out for a while. That team slipped to 3-3. Two years ago, it took a wild win in O.T. against Washington to do it, and the defense would collapse as the team finished 6-10. Last year’s start was good but we really had no idea had good the defense could be.

Now, you know that there are even better days ahead on offense with the passing game having not really ignited yet. And the defense will be charged up to face quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. How well they stack up against the best offenses in the league certainly remains to be seen. But we do know that this team has the capacity to play even better. And we’re looking forward to it.


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