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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.

    Fans throughout Texas, be sure to check your local TV listings for air dates and times in your area.

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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.

    For more info and to regsiter, click this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/gridiron2.html

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    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

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Texans trample Falcons, 32-7

Posted Aug 16, 2014

The Houston Texans won their first game in nearly 11 months with a 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at home.

The Houston Texans won their first game in nearly 11 months with a 32-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons at home.

It was the first time in Texans preseason history that offense, defense, and special teams all scored in a game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick orchestrated two touchdown-scoring drives. Special teams deflected a field goal and scored on a punt return. The Texans defense recorded a pick-six.

"I thought the coaches, we did better, but it's a long way from where it needs to be," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We are trying to get better every week."

It may have only been preseason, but the win boosted a team that was without starters J.J. Watt, Duane Brown, Chris Myers, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Johnathan Joseph, and Brian Cushing. Penalties continued to plague the Texans who committed 15 for 117 yards on the night.

Fitzpatrick, who left the game after the Texans’ first touchdown, returned with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. He finished 9-of-12 for 97 yards, one touchdown, and a passer rating of 126.0.

"I was disappointed in myself last week," Fitzpatrick said Saturday night. "I think the team too, laying a goose egg and all that. We had a bad taste in our mouth and so getting out there and getting a decent effort today, certainly a better feeling in the locker room."

Tom Savage replaced Fitzpatrick for two series and then re-entered the game in the fourth quarter. Case Keenum, who started the second half for the Texans, completed 6-of-9 passes for 81 yards, and one interception.

The momentum started with Jadeveon Clowney, who played just two series in the first quarter but recorded two tackles and a big sack on Falcons starting quarterback Matt Ryan.

Clowney’s first NFL sack came on the Falcons’ second drive of the game. The No. 1 pick caused a nine-yard loss with a tackle on running back Antone Smith. The following play, he sacked Matt Ryan for a loss of seven yards.

"I can remember in other places I've been, when a guy makes a defensive play that's a big hit, it really lights up your sideline," O'Brien said. "So it's great for the defense, it's great for our team and I thought it helped our whole sideline."

Rookie running back Alfred Blue scored the Texans’ first touchdown of the day on a one-yard run to end a 12-play, 69-yard drive. Houston led 7-0, following a 33-yard extra point attempt by Randy Bullock.

"I just go out there every game and every practice trying to impress the coaches and show them that I can be a valuable assest to this team," Blue said.

The Falcons, who were forced to punt on their first four drives of the game, tied the score with 1:32 remaining in the second quarter. Matt Ryan was replaced by backup quarterback Sean Renfree who connected with Devin Hester on a 12-yard touchdown pass. Penalties were an issue for the Texans who were flagged on three-consecutive plays on Atlanta’s only scoring drive.

Following the Texans first touchdown, Savage replaced Fitzpatrick for the next two offensive series. He completed 3 of 4 passes for just four yards but Fitzpatrick would re-enter the game just before the end of the first half and run a two-minute drill.

Fitzpatrick orchestrated a 7-play, 74-yard drive that ended in an 8-yard touchdown pass to DeVier Posey. Posey, starting for Andre Johnson, scored with just 19 seconds remaining to give the Texans a 13-7 lead. Chris Boswell, former Rice University kicker, missed the extra point attempt.

Case Keenum started the second half for the Texans and marched the offense down the field on the opening drive of the third quarter. Keenum completed a deep 18-yard pass to Travis Labhart and consecutive 12-yard throws to Keshawn Martin to extend the drive. Randy Bullock’s 40-yard field goal extended the Texans’ lead to 9. Houston led 16-7 with 10:20 left in the third quarter.

The Texans first and only turnover occurred at the start of the fourth quarter. Keenum’s pass, intended for Ryan Griffin, was intercepted by Falcons safety Kemal Ishmael. T.J. Yates, who took over at quarterback for Atlanta, was unable to convert the turnover into points and went three-and-out on his first series.

Tight end Anthony Denham deflected the ensuing punt, which sailed just 13 yards. It was scooped up by Jonathan Grimes and returned 17 yards for a touchdown. Bullock’s extra point was good and the Texans led 23-7.

"I was actually trying to scoop it up but he beat me to it," Denham said. "Grimes beat me to it so I tried to be a team player and I made key block for him."

The Texans defense scored on a pick-six off Yates. Rookie safety Andre Hal intercepted Yates’ pass on the following drive and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown. Boswell missed his second extra point but did convert a field goal from the same distance, 33 yards, with 3:18 left in the game.

Houston won its preseason home opener at NRG Stadium 32-7 and will head to Denver for three joint practices and their third preseason game against the Broncos.

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