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  • Tue., Apr. 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Spring Cleaning Sale at Go Texan Store

    Spring Cleaning Sale!

    It’s time to make room in your closet for lots of great new Texans gear! Stock up at our Spring Cleaning Sale April 20-21 with 20% off the entire store!*

    *Excludes sale and value items

    Store details - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
    10:00am-12:30pm: Clinics


    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
  • Thu., Apr. 30, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party pres. by Coors Light

    The 2015 Houston Texans Draft Party presented by Coors Light isThursday, April 30 at NRG Stadium.  The Draft Party begins at 5 p.m. CDT and the 2015 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. CDT.

    NFL Network’s draft coverage will be shown on the HD televisions throughout the 100 Level Concourse and Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 will broadcast live, with commentary and analysis from “The Voice of the Texans,” Marc Vandermeer, and a number of special guests. When the Texans make their first-round pick, fans at the Draft Party will hear from the player first as part of Texans Radio’s live broadcast.

    Texans Ambassadors will be on hand to sign autographs throughout the evening. Texans fans can also get their first glimpse of the 2015 Houston Texans Cheerleaders when the squad makes its debut performance at the event. 

    Young fans can play in the TORO’s Kids Club Zone presented by Kroger, which will feature interactive games, a balloon artist and appearances by TORO and Deep Steel Thunder. Fans can also take photos in Memory Alley located on the concourse. 

    Get more information on the event here.

     

     

  • Fri., May. 01, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant Texans Care Volunteer Day presented by Reliant is a city-wide volunteer day on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8AM - noon where Texans players, Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO and staff will volunteer alongside Texans fans!

    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

    There are plenty of locations across Houston, so sign up today at http://www.houstontexans.com/community/volunteer-day.html!
  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM CDT NFL Draft Day 3 from Houston Texans Grille

    Stop by the Houston Texans Grille (I-10 & Beltway 8) on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, Saturday, May 2 from 10:30am – 6:30pm for a chance to announce a Texans Draft Pick live on TV or chance to win tons of other prizes!

    All of the Texans draft picks that day will be made by Texans fans live from the Grille, with at least one on NFL Network and the rest on NFL.com.

    Texans Radio with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer and special guests, will be broadcasting LIVE the entire time. Plus, Houston Texans Cheerleaders and Ambassadors will be there for autographs and pictures!

  • Sun., May. 03, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: 2015 Draft on KTRK ABC 13

    Tune in to KTRK ABC 13 in Houston on Sunday, May 3 at 11pm to catch the Texans TV special, Texans All Access: 2015 Draft.  This will be an exclusive look into the day of the Texans first round draft pick, as well as an analysis of all the 2015 Texans draft picks from Texans TV Insiders.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

  • Tue., May. 05, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Wed., May. 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Moms Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE

    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

  • Sun., May. 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Gridiron Gang Auditions

    Are you motivated, outgoing and passionate? Well then, we're looking for you to audition for the Houston Texans Gridiron Gang gameday entertainment team on Sunday, May 17 from 1-3pm at the Hosuton Methodist Training Center.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

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5 Things to Watch: Texans vs. Titans

Posted Sep 14, 2013

Drew Dougherty's '5 Things to Watch' details some of the dynamic storylines from Week 2's matchup with Tennessee.

Here are Five Things to Watch when the Texans line up against the Titans during their Week 2 matchup at Reliant Stadium.

1. Stopping Watt- In both 2012 matchups against Tennessee, defensive end J.J. Watt had his way with the Titans. He logged a pair of sacks in both wins last year and finished with a combined 11 tackles in the two games. He also batted a pair of passes in the road win last December, and forced a fumble there too.

In the offseason, Tennessee bolstered their offensive line by signing veteran guard Andy Levitre from Buffalo, and drafting Alabama guard Chance Warmack in the first round.

"They made some good moves to help bolster their offensive line," Watt said. "They’ve got some good players and it’s always a good challenge. Every week’s a good challenge.”

How the Titans' interior line handles Watt will be intriguing. He was held without a sack in the Week 1 win at San Diego, but consistently put pressure on Chargers' quarterback Philip Rivers.

2. Bow to your Sensei- Defensive end Antonio Smith makes his 2013 regular season debut after sitting out Week 1 because of a suspension.

The 'Ninja Assassin' tallied a sack and forced a fumble in both contests last season versus the Titans, and also recovered a fumble in Tennessee. His return gives the defense one more weapon.

"I really think we did miss him in some situations and going through the course of getting ready the night before the game," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He’s always fun to be around the night before the game, the energy that he brings. I know we missed him and we’re just glad to have him back.”

Smith is excited to be back, but doesn't plan on doing anything out of the ordinary in his return.

“The only thing that I hope to bring is me," Smith said. "I don’t know 'extra' I’m going to bring. I think I bring a lot just in general.”

3. Carry On- Against the Chargers, running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate ran for a combined 112 yards on 27 carries. They also caught eight passes for 40 yards, as a tandem. How the carries are distributed is definitely something to watch.

Tate, however, saw half the carries as Foster but finished with 55 yards. At 6.1 yards per pop, he was extremely effective.

But it was Foster's first game action since the loss last January at New England. With 18 carries out of the gate, and six catches as well, Foster saw quite a bit of action in his 2013 debut. Kubiak would prefer the two to split carries more equitably.

"I’d like it to be pretty close," Kubiak said. "I think we need to be pretty close to even as we move forward. Remember, that was his first time out this year.”

Despite the different running styles, having a pair of productive backs has worked well for the Texans.

“We complement each other," Tate said. "We help make the team better. He’s a good running back. I’m a good running back. We help keep each other fresh. There’s always an upside to it all and it’s better for this team I think.”

4. Johnson awareness- Titans' running back Chris Johnson gained 70 yards on the ground, but carried the ball 25 times. He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Last year against the Texans, though, he averaged 5.1 yards per carry.

His career against the Texans has been hot and cold. In 10 games since 2008, he's cracked the 100-yard mark four times. He never gained more than 74 yards in any of the other six games. He's always, however, on the minds of the Texans' defense when facing the Titans.

"Any time he gets a hole, he can break it all the way," defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. "There are just a handful of guys that can go all the way on one play from any part of the field and he’s one of those guys.”

5. Tough Talker- Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey was impressive in Tennessee's season-opening win at Pittsburgh. He had a pair of sacks and three total tackles, and after the game said the Titans would "make sure" to put a foot up the Texans' rear.

There's never been any love lost between the franchises, with fistfights popping up every few years.

But Casey, who was drafted in 2011 out of the University of Southern California, will be a player to monitor. The interior of the Texans' offensive line, with guards Wade Smith and Brandon Brooks, and center Chris Myers, will be tested.

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