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    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 current Texans Ambassador (former Texans linebacker #55) Danny Clark at the Verizon Clear Lake Store, 19222 Gulf Freeway, Suite A, Friendswood, TX 77546.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • 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!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 14, 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
  • Tue., Oct. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 10414 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77034

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Oct. 21, 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
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

VanderBlog: 4 and “Oh My!”

Posted by voiceofthetexans on September 30, 2012 – 6:13 pm

by Marc Vandermeer

The Capital One Bank Countdown to Kickoff guys asked me before the game about whether the fans, and maybe the team, might be taking this one for granted. I replied that there’s certainly one thing you can take for granted: this team is real good. They can take for granted that they are super talented. That they have more firepower than most people they will play is a given.

But you can never take performance for granted. They know they have to execute with precision to put together the type of wins they want. The day started superbly with a long drive that ended with a touchdown pass to James Casey. Shortly after Glover Quin knocked Jake Locker out of the game on a violent sack, the Texans drove 47 yards for their second touchdown, an Arian Foster run, and looked in great shape.

But things tightened up. Andre Ware and I were both not thrilled to see Matt Hasselbeck in the game. The veteran got his squad going and cut the lead to 14-7 after a TD pass to Craig Stevens.

Then Danieal Manning and the Bulls on Parade got the team going in the fourth quarter as Manning had a 55 yard ‘pick 6′ and Kareem Jackson would ultimately cap the scoring with an interception returned for a TD himself.

The defense did give up a hundred and a half on the ground. And the offense didn’t run for the century mark but it hardly seemed to matter.  The Texans turned an uneasy third quarter into easy street in short order.

Now it’s time to play a Jets team that looked awful against San Francisco. But the Jets aren’t bad as they looked Sunday, right? They gave up 245 rushing yards but over 100 came from the QBs and the wide receivers. The Texans have never beaten the Jets but that’s about to change as long as the Texans perform the way they’re supposed to.

Houston is seeing it’s only 4-0 NFL or AFL team and first overall since Jim Kelly and the Gamblers started 1985 at 5-0 in the USFL. Enjoy this. It’s a special time and you are right in the middle of it.


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