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    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. 

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  • 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. See rules - http://bit.ly/1Eid0WN

    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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Texans defense looks to outplay vaunted Bears group

Posted Nov 9, 2012

In the national buildup to Sunday night’s showdown between the 7-1 Texans and Bears, there seems to have been a lot more talk about Chicago's defense.



In the national buildup to Sunday night’s showdown between the 7-1 Texans and Bears, there seems to have been a lot more talk about the Chicago's defense than Houston's.

The Bears' defense is on a historic pace in turnovers and touchdowns through eight games, but the Texans' defense actually has been better overall statistically.

The Bears allow 318.9 yards per game, which ranks sixth in the NFL. The Texans allow 285.6 yards per game, which ranks third.

The Bears allow 230.9 passing yards per game (16th). The Texans allow 203.8 (fourth). The Bears allow 88.0 rushing yards per game (sixth). The Texans allow 81.9 (second).

The Bears edge the Texans in scoring defense, allowing 15.0 points per game (second). The Texans allow 17.1 (fourth). Both teams have 25 sacks, tied for third in the league.

Where the Bears have a decided edge is in turnovers. They lead the league with 28, twice the amount of the Texans’ 14, which ranks sixth. The Bears also have seven defensive touchdowns, four more than the Texans’ three and more than any team in NFL history through eight games. Cornerback Charles Tillman has two interceptions and a league-leading seven forced fumbles, including four last Sunday against Tennessee.

“They’re all getting the ball out,” Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said. “It starts with 33 (Tillman). He popped quite a few out last week. To have 28 in eight games is incredible. Some teams wish for that in two years.”

Where the Texans have a decided edge – aside from overall passing defense – is in passes defensed, particularly from their front seven. The Texans lead the league with 58 passes defensed. The Bears are tied for third with 53.

The Texans have gotten 26 passes defensed from their defensive linemen and linebackers. The Bears’ front seven has tallied 16. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who leads the NFL with 10.5 sacks, has 10 passes defensed alone. Five of the Texans’ tipped passes have resulted in interceptions. The Texans have the lowest opponent completion percentage (54.5) in the NFL.

“When you count all those knockdowns, that makes a big difference,” Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said. “They could’ve been completions, and certainly bouncing them up in the air and getting (five) interceptions is really, really something special. That’s something special that we do and do well.”

Phillips tells his players every week that if they play better defense than the other team, the Texans will win. This week is no different – except for the fact that the defense the Texans are going against is one of the best in the league, one that has gotten a lot more attention than their own this week.

“Wade installs in us to be the best,” defensive end Antonio Smith said. “When we came into this season, that’s what our goal was. We know who this (Bears) defense is. We know what they are, and we know that it’s going to be us against them. We take it like that, each and every game.

“You’d be lying to yourself if you didn’t say this game is more than any other game because this game, we’re playing a defense that is up there. They’ve had the reputation of being the number one defensive team for years. We’ve got to go take that if we want it. If not, then just let them be what they are.

“If we want to be the number one defense, we’ve got to outplay them.”

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