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    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
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    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

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    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
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  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
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VanderBlog: A Week for the Ages

Posted by voiceofthetexans on November 23, 2012 – 9:00 am

When it was over, everyone was spent. Andre Johnson had a smile as wide as Biscayne Bay. He had just racked up 23 catches in two games for an NFL record 461 yards. He and Matt Schaub rallied the Texans in consecutive games that no one will ever forget.

The end result was two overtime victories that will live in Houston sports history as all time classics. No one can be sure where this team will end up. But we do know they never quit and they can win in many different ways.

Somehow, the Texans survived a blistering Mathew Stafford passing attack, a ten point deficit, a Matt Schaub overtime pick and a Shayne Graham missed field goal to pull out a Thanksgiving miracle.

This was one for the ages. The Texans game tying drive went for 97 yards and featured Andre Johnson playing Optimus Prime to Calvin Johnson’s Megatron. After the game, Andre, the picture of class, said that Calvin Johnson is his favorite receiver.

Megatron was held to just 3 catches after intermission when the Texans put Kareem Jackson on him. Even though the Texans have given up 68 points in two games, they made key second half stops and held Detroit to 10 points after halftime.

The win could be costly. Gary Kubiak opened his press conference Friday morning declaring the day “MRI Friday.” The biggest concerns are Derek Newton’s knee, Bradie James’ hamstring and Brooks Reed’s groin. Garrett Graham has a shoulder injury as well. Kubiak was optimistic that Shaun Cody would be back next week but said Johnathan Joseph and Tim Dobbins were “touch and go.” The coach also said that Ben Tate still complained of soreness this week, so his status is uncertain for the next tilt.

The loss basically extinguished Detroit’s season, putting the Lions at 4-7. Meanwhile, the Texans have 10 wins for the second straight year and march into a much needed weekend off until they rev up again to play Tennessee on the road.

Calling the game on Texans Radio was surreal and euphoric in the end. It just didn’t seem possible the Texans could continually overcome constant adversity and mistakes. But they kept fighting and escaped from the Motor City with an incredible win. In the locker room after the game, Kubiak said the game ball goes to everyone on the team.


Posted in Marc Vandemeer | 6 Comments »


6 Responses to “VanderBlog: A Week for the Ages”

  1. By mario0666 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    This was a nail bitter to the end, My fingers hurt. This was a tough Win, ugly but at 10-1, it’s all good. Proud of our Houston TEXANS and the BullsOnParade, they sure need the time off to heal and push for the 1st seed. GO TEXANS!!!!

  2. By yolanda carrera on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    it was the best game ever in two weeks in a roll…and the Texans did Roll…JJ is the beast best sacker…and as tired Schaub was…he never fails to amazed us all for our Texans wins…the rest..Casey..Foster..and the rest of the crew did an amazing job of never quitting!! the game..
    goes on for a maybe…SuperBowl!!!

  3. By Gary Reese on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    These victories in consecutive weeks when coming from behind and surviving thru OT have to help the teams psychy and help them down the road in the playoffs. But I would certainly rather see domination. Lets go Bulls On Parade!!!!

  4. By Matt on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vandie I don’t know how you did it. Calling that game must have been difficult. It was another on the edge of your seat game. How you called that game without having a heart attack i don’t know. Lets just hope the next win comes easier. Great job and thanks for being the great voice for the texans. Hope you get to call the game in New Orleans my man. We will be listening.

  5. By Richard on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Brooks Reed injury did not look good :(

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