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  • Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT 2015 Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

    The all new Houston Texans Kids Triathlon presented by Texas Children’s Hospital is April 19. Space is limited and this event will sell out, so register your kids today by clicking on this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/triathlon/home.html

  • Mon., Apr. 20, 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

  • 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!

  • 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!



Dominant defense leads Texans to victory over Jags

Posted Oct 30, 2011

The Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14 in Week 8 to improve to 5-3 on the season and 3-0 in the AFC South.

*Watch head coach Gary Kubiak's Monday press conference live on Texans TV at 3:30 p.m. CT

The Texans have found a new way to win this season: With their defense.

On their way to a 5-3 record, including 3-0 in the AFC South, the Texans limited the Jacksonville Jaguars to 174 yards on Sunday in a 24-14 victory at Reliant Stadium. They have limited back-to-back opponents to less than 200 yards for the first time in franchise history.

The latest stalwart performance by Wade Phillips' defense helped the Texans overcome two turnovers set up the Jaguars' only touchdowns of the day. Houston has now outscored its three AFC South opponents by a combined score of 99-28 this season.

"There was one thing we couldn’t do (today)," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "We couldn’t turn the ball over, and we went out there and did it. We did it twice and it led to two touchdowns for them. But we had a defense that stood up today and said, ‘We’re gonna win the game. We’re gonna win this football game.’ And they were excellent all day long, exceptional... I’m very proud of how they played.”

The Jaguars’ 32nd-ranked offense put together only one drive longer than 26 yards on Sunday. Rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert was 10-of-30 for 97 yards with a 26.7 passer rating. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who entered the game ranked second in the NFL in rushing, finished with 63 yards on an average of 3.5 yards per carry.

Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing continued his outstanding season with a team-high seven tackles. Cushing and cornerback Jason Allen both picked off Gabbert, and rookie linebacker Brooks Reed recorded his second sack in as many weeks.

“The sky’s the limit for this defense,” said cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who had one of the Texans’ nine passes defensed. “When you look around, from the D-line to the linebackers to the secondary, there’s playmakers all over the field... We’re pretty stacked with playmakers on this team.”

Running back Arian Foster led the way for the Texans’ offense with 33 carries for 112 yards, including 71 yards in the second half. His four-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter put the Texans up 21-7.

“We knew they were good up front,” Kubiak said of the Jaguars, who boasted the league's sixth-ranked defense. “We just stayed the course and kept banging and kept banging, and he did his best running at the end of the game, which is what good backs do. That’s what good teams do.”

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw for 225 yards and a score. Wide receivers Kevin Walter (70) and Jacoby Jones (59) and tight end Owen Daniels (60) all contributed more than 50 receiving yards with All-Pro wideout Andre Johnson sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Schaub also ran for a touchdown on the first drive of the game. He scrambled in from two yards out to cap a 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive that lasted 6:39.

The Jaguars and Texans then traded seven punts before a Texans turnover set up Jacksonville for a score. With 6:41 left in the second quarter, Schaub was sacked by linebacker Clint Session and fumbled at the Houston 35-yard line before wackiness ensued. Defensive end Matt Roth recovered the fumble at the 30 and returned it five yards before lateraling the ball over his head to defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, who ran seven yards to the 18 before lateraling the ball back to Session. Session got 10 yards to the Houston 8-yard line before Foster pushed him out of bounds. The Jaguars scored two plays later on a five-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert to wide receiver Jason Hill.

With less than two minutes to play in the second quarter, Cushing thwarted a potential Jaguars scoring drive when he picked off Gabbert at the Houston 21-yard line. Schaub then completed four quick passes to set up Neil Rackers for a 46-yard field goal attempt, but Rackers missed wide right with four seconds remaining in the first half.

After the Texans' defense forced a three-and-out on the first series of the second half, Jones had a 33-yard punt return to the Jacksonville 44-yard line. Nine plays later, tight end Joel Dreessen caught a seven-yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal, snaring a lofted ball over a Jags defensive back.

“I just tried to give ground to let Joel get out of his break, and then I just tried to give him a chance to make a play," Schaub said. "I didn’t quite see how it finished, but I just know he caught it.”

Allen picked off Gabbert on the first play of the fourth quarter at the Jacksonville 40-yard line. The Texans capitalized on the short field with Foster’s four-yard touchdown run, the 23rd rushing touchdown of his career.

The Texans then forced another three-and-out. They were in the driver’s seat until another turnover kept things interesting. Backup running back Ben Tate was stripped at the Jacksonville 36-yard line at the end of an 18-yard run, and Jaguars safety Dwight Lowery returned the ball 23 yards. A low block penalty on Daniels tacked on 15 more yards, placing the ball at the Houston 26.

As they did after Schaub’s fumble in the second quarter, the Jaguars again scored off the turnover. This time it was Jones-Drew on a two-yard touchdown run that made the score 21-14 with 5:15 remaining.

The Texans needed a couple of first downs to milk the clock, and they got a huge one from Daniels three plays into their next drive. On third-and-five from the Houston 25, Daniels made a shoestring catch on a pass that went just over the head of a referee, who had to duck to avoid being hit in the middle of the field. Daniels picked up 30 yards on the play. Foster ran for 14 yards two plays later, and Rackers made a 39-yard field goal with 18 seconds remaining to effectively end the game.

“I think that this year, as opposed to other years I’ve been here, we’re finding ways to win rather than finding ways to lose," Foster said. "It’s early still, but I think you have to start somewhere, and this is a great way to start for us. We’re excited about that, but like our coaches told us in the locker room, 'What does five wins get you in this league?' Everybody knows it doesn’t get you anything – we could lose the rest. We’re going to refocus and come right back here tomorrow, watch the film and get over it and go right back to work for Cleveland.”


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