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    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

VanderBlog: Texans (and their fans) Take Tennessee

Posted by voiceofthetexans on December 2, 2012 – 4:18 pm

It was a scene to remember. So many Texans fans, dressed mostly in Battle Red, celebrating as their quarterback took three knees to kill the clock and send the team to its 11th win and a second straight trip to the playoffs.

The Texans beat the team that, once upon a time, left Houston and brought their fans with them who showed just how much they’re over it.

The day’s work was not easy. Division games seldom are. Tennessee put up a fight and actually outgained the Texans. But the defense, eager to bounce back after giving up almost 1,000 yards in the previous two games, forced a half dozen takeaways and three picks.

Playing without four starters, five when you include Brian Cushing, Houston relied on J.J. Watt and friends to dominate the line of scrimmage and make life easier on the back end. The three interceptions came off deflections. Whitney Mercilus had two sacks as Jake Locker was constantly under siege.

Afterwards, the fans saluted their team. There has been unprecedented fan travel this season. Texans supporters took over LP Field at the end of the game and downtown Nashville the night before.

The Texans have a suddenly brutal closing stretch. The Colts’ last second win over Detroit put them at 8-4. Minnesota is 6-6 and New England is New England.

Johnathan Joseph needs to get healthy in a hurry as the trip to Foxboro is next. A win will all but seal the deal for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. A loss could leave the Colts still alive for the AFC South crown. Such is the fine line that separates good and great in the NFL.

Every win is crucial no matter how it is earned. The victory over the Titans was not a masterpiece but it was a commanding win in an unforgiving league. The season to remember has many chapters left.


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