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  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappasito's

    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 7:30 PM CDT Texans at Steelers The Texans travel to face the Steelers.
  • Tue., Oct. 21, 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
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    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
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 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., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

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Getting It Done In Denver

Posted Aug 23, 2014

It's tough to evaluate a preseason game. You don't play starters that much.

It's tough to evaluate a preseason game. You don't play starters that much. The pressure isn't the same. Coaches don't coach the way they would in a win-or-else situation.

But as preseason games go, the the 18-17 win over Denver was about as good as it gets. From seeing A.J. Bouye pick off Peyton Manning to witnessing the maturation of Tom Savage, there was plenty to smile about.

The good:

Stopping Manning with the pick and marching down the field for a touchdown.

The defense coming up with key second half stops and keeping Denver off the scoreboard after the break.

Tom Savage hanging tough on the game winning drive, picking up key conversions and getting his team the lead.

Whitney Mercilus putting together a solid game with a sack and a half dozen tackles.

Young running backs Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes continuing to shine.

Penalties were significantly reduced and the team only racked up five.

Needs Work:

Manning erupted late in the first half. He'll do that but they have to minimize the huge plays.

In between Manning explosions, the Texans couldn't move the ball and had to punt back to a Hall of Famer.

The second team offense (or some version of it), led by Case Keenum had a beautiful 18 play, nearly ten minute drive stall and had to settle for three.

You'd love to know that the full offensive arsenal with Andre, Arian and the first team line, can all produce together for an expended period of time.

Overall:

The game against the defending AFC Champions showed that the Texans have plenty of fight in them but we just don't know how a full dose of JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney and the offensive weapons would fare against such competition. And maybe that will play to the Texans advantage as they look to surprise Washington on opening day.

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