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    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

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    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    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.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST 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., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets 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!

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  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack 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

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

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    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.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST 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.

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Foster carries the mail

Posted Dec 4, 2011

Texans running back Arian Foster was instrumental in the team's Week 13 victory over the Falcons.

*Watch head coach Gary Kubiak's Monday press conference live on Texans TV at 3:30 p.m. CT.
The Texans had a simple formula for beating the Atlanta Falcons: play stout defense and give the ball to Arian Foster.
The defense did its part and Foster did too, especially in the fourth quarter when the game was tied. Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates handed the ball repeatedly to Foster, who had two key runs and then scored the winning touchdown in a 17-10 victory.
“Any time your number is called in a situation like that you are happy,” Foster said. “We stepped up and got it done as a team. The line got great push and that makes my job easy.”
The Texans united around Yates, making his first NFL start, and scratched out a 10-3 first half lead on Neil Rackers’ 43-yard field goal and Yates’ 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Joel Dreessen.
But the Falcons fought back late in the third quarter when Roddy White caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan for a 10-10 deadlock. The momentum seemed to be shifting to the Falcons.
“Any time your number is called in a situation like that you are happy,” Foster said. “We stepped up and got it done as a team. The line got great push and that makes my job easy."
That’s when the Texans embarked on a marathon 19-play, 85-yard drive, leaning heavily on Foster’s running.
“We knew we had to respond,” left tackle Duane Brown said. “We knew we couldn’t come off the field without any points. When you get a job like that it takes the wind out of a team, especially a defense. They were backing up and we were getting the run going. We took advantage.”
The hair-raising drive had its tense moments. Facing third-and-nine at the Atlanta 30, Foster broke for 12 yards. Facing fourth-and-one at the nine, Foster ran seven yards to the two and then scored the go ahead touchdown with 6:05 remaining in the game on a one-yard run.
“You’ve got to give Arian and Ben (Tate) a lot of credit,” Brown said. “Some of those holes were hard to find. They did a great job of getting those third and shorts and those fourth and shorts before we could get that long drive going.
“We take a lot of pride in those short yards. We didn’t want to get three, we wanted seven.”
Ben Tate got fewer carries than in previous games but added 41 yards on 11 carries to help wear down the Falcons.
“That’s the good thing about having two running backs of our caliber,” Tate said. “We could definitely tell in the fourth quarter that they were wearing down. We got the win and that’s all that matters. I’m out here trying to do everything I can to help the team take another step to making the playoffs.”
Houston’s defense enjoyed watching the long drive that took 10:41 off the clock and gave them a rest.
“That drive gave our defense a chance to rest,” linebacker DeMeco Ryans said. “After that, we knew we had to go out and finish it.”
The Falcons were throwing into the end zone until the final second but their fate was sealed and the Texans proved they could produce against a good defense.
Atlanta entered the game with the second ranked rushing defense in the league, allowing 83 yards per game and the Falcons hadn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 14 straight games.
The Texans rushed for 162 yards on 44 carries and Foster had 111 yards on 31 carries.
“I think we established what we wanted to do in the first half,” Foster said. “It’s always good when you can stay on the field and rest your defense and the defense is playing lights out. Any time you can rest them and put points on the board, it’s good for everybody.”
The Texans were aware they needed to be strong with Yates replacing injured starter Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart.
“That’s what the NFL is about,” Brown said. “The game is won or lost in the trenches. We knew it was T.J’s first start. We knew it starts with us up front.”
Foster saw the game as another complete team effort between offense and defense.
“The chemistry and camaraderie we are displaying, it’s fun to be a part of,” Foster said. “We feed off each other. I find myself watching the defense because I enjoy watching them play and vice versa. They probably like watching us play.
“It’s fun. Anytime you have chemistry like that you give yourself an extra chance.”
The Texans kept moving despite mounting injuries. Andre Johnson, in his second game back after missing six games with a hamstring injury, injured his other hamstring late in the third quarter.
“That’s the NFL injury wise,” Foster said. “This year we’ve just had a lot of marquee injuries but everybody keeps stepping up. That’s attributed to who’s at the helm and that’s coach Gary Kubiak on down, the coaches preparing the guys underneath them to step up and I think as long as we do we’ll be successful.”
And another thing…
“You got to stop calling him a third-string rookie quarterback,” Foster said. “He’s first string now. He’s a starter in the league and I think he deserves that respect.”
The Texans motto of “next man up” is still working.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Michael A. Lutz worked for The Associated Press for 38 years covering news and sports in Louisville, Ky. Dallas and Houston. Most of that time was spent in Houston covering the Oilers, Astros, Texans and other college and pro sports.

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

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