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  • Thu., Oct. 08, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CDT Texans Friday: Kolache Factory

    Thursday, October 8
    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 811 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002

    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

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Oct. 10, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Oct. 10, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans Late Night

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Destination Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    In order to provide a positive, memorable experience for all fans, please be aware of the following:

    • Each fan will have the opportunity to have a picture taken with the scheduled player(s) as well as receive a signed autograph card, provided by Verizon. Alternatively, fans may bring a Verizon-branded item to be signed.

    • Autographs are only allowed during designated timeslots as part of the event. Players will not sign autographs during any other time. Fans are not to ask players for autographs before or after the show, or outside of the store.

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  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Player Signing at XFINITY

    Meet Texans running back Alfred Blue at the XFINITY store located at 1501 Lake Robbins Dr, Ste. 180, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday during the regulars season from 6-7 PM at the Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a buy one Texans Burger, Get One Free every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Tue., Oct. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Kroger

    Meet Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson at the Kroger located at 11003 Shadow Creek Pkwy., Pearland, TX 77584.

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  • Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Fuddruckers

    Friday, October 16
    Noon-1pm – Fuddruckers, 10101 South Post Oak Rd., Houston, TX 77096

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE classic shake (1/person) for this hour at any area Fuddruckers

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

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5 Things to Watch: Texans at Chiefs

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Drew Dougherty points out five key storylines to follow as the Texans hit the road for a Week 7 matchup at Kansas City.

Here are Five Things to Watch when the Texans face the Chiefs during their Week 7 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

1. Lucky 7?- It's Week 7. Case Keenum--who wears jersy number seven--will be the eighth Texan to start at quarterback in the franchise's history. Six of the previous seven were victorious in their debuts, with Dave Ragone being the lone signal caller to see a loss come on his watch.

Keenum's play will go a long way in determining how the Texans fare at Arrowhead. Head coach Gary Kubiak made the decision to go with the second-year quarterback on Thursday morning.

"We’re looking for a spark," Kubiak said. "I think he deserves an opportunity to go out there."

Keenum spent all of 2012 on the practice squad, and was inactive through the first six games of 2013. A star at the University of Houston, he knows he's facing a salty Kansas City defense.

"This is going to be the best NFL defense I’ve ever played," Keenum said. "I think it’s going to be a big test.”

It will be a big test, and keep an eye out to see if the Texans line up differently at all with Keenum in the game. Kubiak and Keenum's teammates have talked about his ability to move outside the pocket.

2. The Right stuff- Derek Newton is the starting right tackle, and he’ll likely see a steady dose of defensive end Tyson Jackson and outside linebacker Justin Houston. The latter of the two leads the NFL with 9.5 sacks in 2013. Kubiak said that while Newton has struggled some, there have been some positives as well from the third-year lineman.

“We’ve got to hang in there with him and continue to do everything we can to make him better,” Kubiak said. “He’s got the ability. We’re just looking for the consistency. We’ve got to trust him and he’s got to keep working and doing his job.”

Veteran Ryan Harris started a pair of games in place of left tackle Duane Brown earlier this season. He’s also subbed in at times on the right side for Newton. Kubiak said that will continue to be the case.

“I think Ryan will continue to take some snaps off of Newton, some series off of Newton because Ryan has played pretty good for us,” Kubiak said. “I don’t see us being any different going into the game right now.”

Newton’s been flagged twice this year for a false start, and twice for holding.

3. Work, not words- Defensive end J.J. Watt speaks with the media once a week, and typically does so on Wednesdays. This week, he stalked up to the podium, delivered a 75-second statement, and stalked off to the locker room. The first part of his statement was very complimentary of the undefeated Chiefs, but the main thrust of his brief time with the press was: the Texans need to focus on work, and not words.

Watt’s having another terrific season. He’s tallied 3.5 sacks, but more importantly, is disrupting the pocket on passing downs and penetrating the offensive line on run plays. While the stats may be off his 2012 pace, anyone with eyeballs has seen how much of a force he’s been in September and October.

His heroics will be needed Sunday, because Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles leads the conference in yards from scrimmage with 129.9 per game. He’s a weapon running and catching the ball, and Watt can help cool off the 6-0 Chiefs’ offense.

“Hopefully I’ll answer all your questions with my play on the field and if there are any further questions, I will see y’all Sunday after the game,” Watt said.

 4. Coverage is key- Safety Danieal Manning is on the injured reserve, and so is cornerback A.J. Bouye. The former had resumed returning kickoffs in Week 6 and the latter was a key on coverage units for both punts and kicks. Cornerback Elbert Mack was signed to the roster, and linebacker Mike Mohamed was called up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad.

All those changes will certainly have an impact on how the special teams units perform. The Chiefs are a Top-10 team in both kickoff and punt returns, averaging 25.6 and 11.7 yards per, respectively. Field position will be important in helping Keenum and the offense operate more efficiently, so watch what happens in coverage.

5. Run strength- If Keenum is to have any chance, he'll need another big game from running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate. Last week, Foster was a bright spot in the loss to the Rams, rumbling for 141 yards on just 20 carries. But he's only scored a combined two touchdowns-one on the ground, one through the air-in 2013, compared to a comined eight at this point last season. He knows the importance of gaining yards on the ground.

“I think it’ll be beneficial if we have that element of our offense going," Foster said. "Just being there for him. Handling our business in the run game because, when you run the ball well, it obviously opens up things in the passing game. I think it’s important.”

Foster has an AFC-best 531 rushing yards this season. Getting yardage and setting up the bootleg play-action pass for Keenum can help this team come home from Kansas City with a victory.



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