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  • 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. 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.

    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

  • Thu., May. 21, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Fri., Jun. 05, 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



Texans lose to Patriots in close contest

Posted Dec 1, 2013

The Texans fell, 34-31, to the New England Patriots on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

The Texans led by as many as ten points but were unable to break their losing streaking, falling to New England 34-31 at Reliant Stadium on Sunday.

Despite being underdogs at home, the Texans were locked in a shootout that saw five lead changes and one tie. Houston scored first and led 17-7 at halftime.

In the second half, the Patriots offense came alive and outscored Houston 27-14 with three touchdowns and a pair of long-range field goals. The Texans added two more rushing touchdowns, including one by quarterback Case Keenum, but it wouldn't be enough as Houston extended its losing streak to ten games. They're now 2-10 on the season.

"Obviously, we struggled big time in the second half," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "We answered the bell offensively with two big scores, and then I think we had a couple of drops in that one series and I think we could have answered again. We had a lot of opportunities to make plays, ourselves, we just didn't make enough."

Ben Tate finished the day with three rushing touchdowns and 102 yards on 22 carries. Andre Johnson caught eight passes for 121 yards. His eighth catch, which came in the fourth quarter, was the 900th of his career.

Tate's eight-yard touchdown run gave the Texans an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter. It capped a five-play, 52-yard drive.

The Texans defense forced a three-and-out for the Patriots on their opening series. Their second drive ended when Johnathan Joseph recorded his second interception of the year.

Randy Bullock’s 43-yard field goal just four plays later gave the Texans a 10-0 lead.

After a six-play, 55-yard drive, the Brady found Rob Gronkowki for the first Patriots' score of the game. Gronkowski rolled over while catching the 23-yarder. The Texans’ lead was cut to three points with 1:25 remaining in the first quarter.

"It was an adjustment," Brady said. "He was covered early and wheeled out of the route and made a great catch."

Houston’s next offensive series led to Keenum’s first and only interception of the game. After being sacked for a loss of eight yards by Patriots tackle Isaac Sopoaga, Keenum found himself in trouble just two plays later. With pressure coming from the Patriots, Keenum made his next throw while falling and the pass, intended for DeAndre Hopkins, was intercepted by cornerback Logan Ryan.

New England attempted a 55-yard field goal which was wide right. The Patriots' drive ended after Whitney Mercilus and Jeff Tarpinian sacked Brady for a loss of six yards on third-and-5.  

Tate scored his second touchdown of the day with 1:47 remaining of the first half to cap off a seven-play, 55 yard drive that spanned 3:03. Houston led the Patriots 17-7 with 1:47 remaining in the second quarter.

In the second half, New England scored on five of their six possessions. Brady wasted no time adding touchdowns on his first three drives of the half. On the Patriots’ opening drive of the third quarter, Brady found Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, and Shane Vereen for first downs. On his second NFL rushing attempt, James Develin scored a one-yard touchdown run. Develin found his way into the end zone despite several stops over the goal line by Texans defenders.

On the Patriots’ second possession of the third quarter, Shane Vereen added another touchdown on a nine-yard pass from Brady on the following possession for New England. The Patriots took the lead, 21-17, for the first time with 8:06 remaining in the third quarter.

Keenum fired back with a drive that included 28 and 9-yard completions to Johnson and a successful quarterback sneak on third-and-1. On the next third-and-1, Gary Kubiak dialed up a play with three receivers lined up and empty backfield. Keenum ran five yards to the left side of the endzone and scored his first career rushing touchdown. The Texans regained their lead 24-21 following a ten-play, 81-yard drive with 2:11 left in the third quarter.

"It was a designed quarterback run," Keenum said. "Our whole line did a great job blocking. We had two receivers over there that did a great job too, and I've been looking forward to spiking it for a while."

The Patriots and Texans each added a rushing touchdown on their following drives. LeGarrette Blount had a seven-yard run to give the Patriots a 28-24 lead. It ended soon after as Tate rushed for his third touchdown of the day just minutes later. The Texans regained the lead following a three-play, 80-yard drive that included a 66-yard gain by Hopkins.

"We knew they were going to change it up and go man-to-man in the second half because we were beating them with the zone in the first half," Hopkins said. "It was a good call by Kub (Kubiak), and we made the play happen."

Gostowksi made a pair of 53-yard field goals in consecutive drives. The first kick tied the score 31-31 and the second gave the Patriots the lead with 3:12 remaining in the game.

On the Texans’ next drive of the game, Keenum completed two passes to Andre Johnson for 10 and 15 yard gains. But the drive ended on a fourth-and-12 when Keenum was unable to escape a sack by New England.

With one timeout remaining, Houston’s defense held New England to three-and-out. Houston received the ball with 12 seconds remaining. Two plays and two incompletions later, the game was over.

Keenum was 15-of-30 for 272 yards, one rushing touchdown, and one interception. Brady completed 29-of-41 passes for 371 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception for a passer rating of 104.8. Gronkowski caught six passes for 127 yards and one touchdown. Julian Edelman added 101 yards on nine receptions.


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