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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 win overtime thriller

Posted Sep 15, 2013


Rookie DeAndre Hopkins caught the game-winning touchdown, a three-yard pass from Matt Schaub, in overtime to give Houston a 30-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. Hopkins ended his second NFL game with 6 catches for 114 yards, the second highest receiving total for a rookie in franchise history. 

“It was a team effort,” Hopkins said after the game. “I wouldn’t have been able to get the job done without my teammates.”

Andre Johnson left the game with just over 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter after a hit by Bernard Pollard. Johnson, who had eight receptions for 76 yards, was checked for concussion symptoms after the game.

"He's being evaluated as we speak," head coach Gary Kubiak said Sunday. "Obviously, he went in. But that's how he's being evaluated. I have no diagnosis yet."

Randy Bullock, who kicked the game-winning 41-yard field goal at San Diego, missed two 50-yarders in the first half. Following two timeouts called by Tennessee to ice him, Bullock narrowly missed a 46-yarder as time expired. The field goal would have won the game in regulation, but bounced off the left upright sending the game into overtime.

"The last one, obviously he's got to make that and close the game out," Kubiak said. "He's a young player, and you don't want to look at that type of start as a young kicker. But we do have confidence in him. I think he's got plenty of leg. He's kicking off well. Obviously, he had a chance to go 2-for-2 in game winners, and that can really help your confidence. So, he's got to bounce back. He's got to be a pro and bounce back. He's our kicker and we have confidence in him to do that."

Matt Schaub was 26-of-48 for 298 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Arian Foster and Ben Tate ran for a combined 172 yards. Tate led with 93 yards on 9 carries. Foster scored the lone rushing touchdown, a one-yard score, as well as a successful two-point conversion to tie the game 24-24 with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter.

“I felt like I took a step in the right direction," Foster said. "I’m still rusty out there. I missed a couple of plays that I normally make. But that just comes with it. You have to knock the rust off and the only way to do that is get in there and bang.”

Both teams put points on the board early, scoring on 80-yard opening drives. Matt Schaub connected with Garrett Graham for a one-yard touchdown, following a career-high 60-yard gain by Tate on the drive.

Kendall Wright scored first for the Titans on a six-yard pass from Jake Locker. Tennessee would not score again until their last drive of the half, the result of a Houston turnover. Matt Schaub’s pass, intended for Andre Johnson, was intercepted by Bernard Pollard with 1:35 remaining in the second quarter. The interception set up a Rob Bironas field goal for 47 yards as time expired in the half. The Titans led 10-7 at halftime.

The Texans defense held the Titans to two consecutive three-and-out drives to open the second half.  Head coach Gary Kubiak threw down the red flag in the third quarter, challenging a play which initially ruled Chris Johnson down at Tennessee’s one-yard line. The ruling was overturned, resulting in a Houston safety by inside linebacker Joe Mays on Johnson.

The Texans defense held the Tennessee to just four yards of total offense in the third quarter. Houston regained the lead when Schaub threw a 12-yard touchdown to Owen Daniels, catching a pass in his 87th consecutive regular season game.

“Matt (Schaub) made a perfect throw," Daniels said. "Something we talked about doing during the week, and Matt (threw) it in the only place he could. I did my best to catch it and get my feet in.”

 The Titans gained life in the fourth quarter, scoring 14 unanswered points. Locker orchestrated a nine-play, 99-yard drive that resulted in a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Delanie Walker. The Titans tied the game 16-16. Less than two minutes later, a miscommunication between Schaub and Hopkins resulted in a 23-yard pick-six by cornerback Alterraun Verner.

Hopkins then went on a 64-yard tear on three consecutive catches on the following drive. Schaub's 21-yard pass along the sideline to Andre Johnson's was first ruled incomplete. A second red flag challenge by Kubiak resulted in an overturned call that rewarded Houston with a first down on Tennessee's two-yard line. Johnson, who was injured on the play, jogged off the field but would not return to the game.

"It’s incredible," Kubiak said of the catch. "And probably the fact that Andre got nicked up on the play helped us.  Obviously, you’ve got to finish the total catch with the ball, but we got a chance to look at it over and over again, and obviously he was finished with the catch before they poked it out.  I thought it was a great job by the official, looking at it the right way.  And what a catch by Andre.  Like I said, the respect he was paid today, from a cover standpoint, I’ve been doing this a long time, and you don’t see that very often.  It was tremendous.”

After a one-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion by Foster, Houston tied up the score 24-24. Hopkins 3-yard touchdown catch in overtime capped the seventh-consecutive win for the Texans in one-score games in the regular season.

“If it means winning at the end of the day, we will take this same type of game every single week," Schaub said. "It shows our resolve and our ability to handle diversity, good or bad as a football team. Just play the game. Go to the next play, good or bad. You have to move on. That is what football is all about. You’ve got to have a short term memory, and move to the next play.”

Brian Cushing came up with a career-high two-sack game for a loss of nine yards. He previously had a 1.5-sack game against Baltimore on December 13, 2010. Cushing led the defense with 11 tackles in the win. J.J. Watt also had two sacks, resulting in a net loss of 10 yards, two passes defensed, and finished the game with 5 tackles. Cushing, who already has 22 tackles on the season and one touchdown, said he always keeps track of his performance in a game.

“You know I always keep count in my head," Cushing said. "I know the number is always wrong, but I know what I have.  I always get jipped on a couple of tackles, but that’s OK.  Yeah, I count.  I’m a hungry football player.  I want to make all the plays.  I want to make all the tackles.  I think that the best ones do that kind of stuff.  It obviously motivates me, and it helps the team.  When I have big games; we play better as a team.  That’s what I’m here for.”

With the win, the Texans improve to a 2-0 record on the season and will head to Baltimore to face the (1-1) Ravens on Sunday.


-The Texans improved to 4-7 all-time in overtime and won their third consecutive overtime game.

-The Texans set a new franchise record of 71,718 in paid attendance.

-Houston’s captains for the game were ILB Brian Cushing, WR Andre Johnson, P Shane Lechler, QB Matt Schaub and DE J.J. Watt.

-Defensive end Antonio Smith and inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton made their season debuts in Week 2 at Reliant Stadium.

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