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    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!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • 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
  • Tue., Sep. 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT Player Signing at Kroger

    Meet Texans linebacker Brian Cushing at the Kroger located at 9475 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W., Humble, TX  77338. First 200 receive autograph wristbands per Kroger.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • 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!

    Player(s) 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

Fourth Quarter Fizzle

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 11:58 pm

Postgame thoughts from “Voice of the Texans” Marc Vandermeer of SportsRadio 610 AM:

In the end, Vick was just too much. The comeback story of the year got back on track as Michael Vick threw two TD passes and ran for another in Philadelphia’s 34-24 win over the Texans.

It was another case of woulda, coulda, shoulda as Houston led 24-20 going into the fourth quarter, then gave up two TD drives and saw its offense sputter out to sadly drop to 5-7.

One more loss and you can officially pronounce the season dead. As it is, they are waiting for a governor’s pardon in desperate need of a win-out and a minimum of two losses each by the Jaguars and Colts. It may be a pipe dream, but it’s all we have left.

The Texans have now been 5-7 for four straight years. They have always been able to finish 8-8 or better, but this year there will be no consolation for missing the postseason. The remaining schedule also has Baltimore, a mad Titans team, occasionally dangerous Denver and Jacksonville. Last season’s final four games seemed a bit more palatable.

Thursday’s loss featured a return of the Texans defense that put up near rock-bottom numbers until rising up against the Rusty Smith0led Titans last week. After allowing two long TD drives to start the game, they settled down nicely until breaking in the fourth quarter. Not too many teams can give up 34 and win.

The aggravating thing is that Houston belted its way into the lead, then withered. Once they took the lead, the Texans lost their mojo and looked almost helpless.

With a few extra days to prepare for the Ravens, the Texans better find a way to create an upset or they can start making plans for 2011.


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Texans lose 34-24; replay the live chat

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 11:50 pm

The Texans lost 34-24 to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, dropping their record 5-7 with four games left on the season.

Houston came back from a 17-3 deficit to take a 24-20 lead, but Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s 302 passing yards and three total touchdowns were too much in the end.

Recap the action by replaying our live chat from the press box at Lincoln Financial Field.


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Texans-Eagles halftime by the numbers

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 8:14 pm

We’re at halftime of the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Texans received to start the third quarter. Here’s a look at halftime by the numbers:

20-10: The score, in favor of the Eagles
250-183: Total yards, in favor of the Eagles
179-117: Passing yards, in favor of the Eagles
71-66: Rushing yards, in favor of the Eagles
19:18-10:42: Time of possession, in favor of the Eagles
71.6: Passer rating for Texans QB Matt Schaub, who’s 6-of-13 with 1 TD and 1 INT
108.1: Passer rating for Eagles QB Michael Vick, who’s 15-of-22 with 1 TD
8: Yards on Texans WR Jacoby Jones’ second-quarter touchdown catch
42: Receiving yards for Texans WR Andre Johnson, on one catch
2: Carries for Johnson, netting 10 yards
5.1: Yards per carry for Texans RB Arian Foster
7: Tackles for Texans CB Jason Allen, which leads all players
1:
Sack for Texans S Bernard Pollard
48: Yards on Texans K Neil Rackers’ first-quarter field goal
12: Consecutive field goals made by Rackers


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Join the live game chat

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 6:59 pm

Our live chat from the press box at Lincoln Financial Field is about to be underway. Click here to join the party.

I’ll be posting updates, answering questions and posting feedback throughout the Texans’ Thursday night game against the Eagles. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

The game will be televised nationally on NFL Network and locally in Houston on Channel 39 KIAH (Channel 5 on Comcast).


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Texans-Eagles inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 6:26 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
19 WR Dorin Dickerson
52 LB Xavier Adibi
64 G Kasey Studdard
71 G Shelley Smith
72 DE Jesse Nading
81 TE Owen Daniels
87 TE Anthony Hill

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels.

Eagles inactives
3 QB Mike Kafka (third quarterback)
14 WR Riley Cooper
22 CB Asante Samuel
24 CB Brandon Hughes
68 T Austin Howard
75 DE Juqua Parker
76 G Reggie Wells
89 TE Garrett Mills

Eagles starting lineup changes

Joselio Hanson will start at left cornerback for Samuel. Brandon Graham will start at left defensive end for Parker.


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Kickoff approaching at the Linc

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 5:22 pm

We’re here at Lincoln Financial Field for the Texans’ Week 13 game with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night football. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. locally, 7:20 Central. The game will air nationally on the NFL Network and in Houston on Channel 39 KIAH (Channel 5 on Comcast).

It’s a chilly 37 degrees right now at the stadium. The Texans are 5-0 all-time when gametime temperature is less than 40 degrees. According to NFL Network, Eagles QB Michael Vick is 0-4 in regular-season games when the temperature is less than 40 degrees.

We’ll have the inactives posted here in about 30 minutes, as soon as they come out. Check out our live pregame show from the press box at 6 p.m. CT, and join us during the game in our live chat. For now, here are a couple of photos from the Linc:

View from the field

View from the press box


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Texans-Eagles Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 1, 2010 – 4:11 pm

Here’s the Wednesday (final) injury report for the Texans and Philadelphia Eagles.

Texans

Out
LB Xavier Adibi (hamstring/DNP), TE Owen Daniels (hamstring/DNP)

Doubtful
None

Questionable
WR David Anderson (hamstring/limited), DE Jesse Nading (knee/DNP), WR Kevin Walter (calf/limited)

Probable
LB Kevin Bentley (knee, shoulder/full), LB Brian Cushing (knee/limited), TE Joel Dreessen (knee/full), WR Jacoby Jones (illness/full), CB Glover Quin (hand/full), QB Matt Schaub (knee/full), T Eric Winston (shoulder/full)

Notes: Safety Torri Williams was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury on Wednesday. Daniels is expected to return to the field next week.

Eagles

Out
DE Juqua Parker (hip/DNP)

Doubtful
None 

Questionable
WR Riley Cooper (knee/DNP), CB Asante Samuel (knee/limited)

Probable
CB Jorrick Calvin (back/full), G Nick Cole (knee/full), CB Trevard Lindley (knee/full), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder/full)

Notes: Samuel’s status will be one to watch. The three-time Pro Bowler was inactive in last week’s game against the Chicago Bears.


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Schaub, Slaton returning to Philly roots

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 1, 2010 – 8:57 am

Thursday’s game at Philadelphia will be a homecoming for a couple of Texans players.

Quarterback Matt Schaub is from West Chester, Pa., a suburb 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. He starred at West Chester East High School, where he developed an affinity for hoagies, before enrolling at the University of Virginia in 1999.

“It’ll just be exciting,” Schaub said of playing in his hometown. “It will be fun to go back up there, see a bunch of family and friends. Playing in a little bit colder weather outside up there, it’s always a fun time.” 

Running back Steve Slaton is from Levittown, Pa., which is 40 minutes to the northeast of Philly. Slaton starred at Cornwell-Egan Catholic before going on to a standout career at West Virginia. He will return kickoffs for the Texans on Thursday.

Also making a return to Philly is senior defensive assistant Ray Rhodes, who was the Eagles’ head coach from 1995-98. Rhodes was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1995 after leading the Eagles to a 10-6 record and the first of two consecutive playoff berths.  He finished his tenure in Philadelphia with a 29-34-1 record.


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On Schaub, Vick and breakfast croissants

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 30, 2010 – 6:40 pm

Teammates with the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-06, Matt Schaub and Michael Vick will face off on Thursday night in Philadelphia.

The two quarterbacks played in Atlanta under offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who is now the Texans’ quarterbacks coach. Schaub, a rookie in 2004, was the studious backup to Vick, one of the NFL’s marquee stars both then and now.

“Matt Schaub has always been a great quarterback,” Vick said Wednesday via conference call. “I knew at some point that we’d have to go head-to-head because when he was in Atlanta, I always knew he was going to be a starting quarterback at some point in time for some team in this league. I knew it was just a matter of time.”

Vick described his relationship with Schaub in Atlanta as “very close,” calling Schaub “a great guy.”

“I had fun being around him each and every day,” Vick said. “He was hard-working and willing to learn and obviously did everything it took to prepare himself to be a starter in this league. I always told him that he would be a starter at some point in this league, and it happened for him.”

Schaub, who led the league in passing yards last season, said Wednesday that he learned a lot from Vick about how to be a starting NFL quarterback and handle the media attention that comes with it. He still remembers Vick’s words of encouragement.

“It definitely meant a lot,” Schaub said. “For him to say that at that point; you know, I’m a young player just trying to find my niche and my role and take advantage of my opportunities when I got them … When he was saying that, it gave me a lot of confidence to know that I’m on the right track.”

Schaub has been a starter ever since the Texans traded for him in 2007. Vick was imprisoned for his role in a dog-fighting scandal later that year, but he has revitalized his career with an outstanding 2010 season. He currently leads the NFL with a 106.0 passer rating.

“It’s awesome,” Schaub said. “It’s nice to see him come back and have the impact both on and off the field that he’s having, and doing it well. Just to see him bounce back, he’s a tough-minded guy. It makes me feel good to see him having success.”

When asked for some of his fondest memories with Vick in Atlanta, Schaub recalled joking about the Virginia-Virginia Tech rivalry at the end of every college football season.

Vick had another story to share.

“I just know every Saturday, he always made sure that we had the sausage, egg and cheese croissants,” Vick said. “That was the type of rookie he was. He always made sure we ate good; always made sure I ate good on the plane. That’s why he’s my guy.

“It’s just a rookie thing that they had to go through. Schaubie found a nice little bagel spot, and he used to bring not only myself but the coaches hot croissants on Saturdays. It’s just one thing he used to always do, man. Some rookies wouldn’t want to do that.”


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Texans-Eagles Tuesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 30, 2010 – 5:01 pm

Here’s the Tuesday injury report for the Texans and Philadelphia Eagles.

Texans

Out

Did Not Participate in Practice
LB Xavier Adibi (hamstring), TE Owen Daniels (hamstring), DE Jesse Nading (knee), S Torri Williams (hamstring)

Limited Participation in Practice
WR David Anderson (hamstring), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Kevin Walter (calf), DE Mario Williams (groin)

Full Participation in Practice
LB Kevin Bentley (knee, shoulder), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (illness), CB Glover Quin (hand), QB Matt Schaub (knee), T Eric Winston (shoulder)

Notes: Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that there’s a 50/50 chance that Daniels will play this week and that he should definitely be back next week.

Eagles

Out

Did Not Participate in Practice
WR Riley Cooper (knee), DE Juqua Parker (hip)

Limited Participation in Practice
CB Asante Samuel (knee)

Full Participation in Practice
K David Akers (r. hamstring), CB Jorrick Calvin (back), G Nick Cole (knee), CB Trevard Lindley (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder)

Notes: The Eagles’ injury report was identical on Monday and Tuesday.


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