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  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans defensive ends Jared Crick and Tim Jamison at the Verizon Greenway Store, 3817 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Texans Live at Houston Texans Grille Texans Live with Marc Vandermeer broadcasts live from 6-8pm the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), and offensive lineman Duane Brown calls in from 6-7pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Sonic Drive-In

    Friday, September 5
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 8504 Main St., Houston, TX 77025

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE All-American Hot Dog (1/person) for this hour at this location
    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

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  • Fri., Sep. 05, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Go Texan Store

    Friday, September 5
    6pm-7pm – Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium

    Stop by for a 20% discount on white gear for this hour in preparation for Liberty White Out on Sept. 7

    Enter for possibility to win a pair of tickets and parking pass to Texans vs. Redskins game on Sept. 7

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT “Player Inspired: Kareem Jackson Fly Guy” Apparel Line Launch Party

    Visit the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Tuesday, September 9 from 6 to 7 PM for cornerback Kareem Jackson's new Player Inspired Fly Guy apparel line launch party. Stop by to meet Kareem, get light refreshments and to pick up some of his new apparel.

  • Tue., Sep. 09, 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
  • Fri., Sep. 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Pappadeaux

    Friday, September 12

    Noon-1pm – Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 13080 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup of Shrimp Gumbo (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 16610 US Hwy 59, Sugar Land, TX 77479.

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Vandermeer's View: Texans vs. 49ers

Posted Oct 7, 2013

Sifting through the wreckage of the Texans' latest loss feels a lot like an easy coroner's job. The body isn't cold yet and the evidence of what mortally wounded the team's chances is plain as day.

Sifting through the wreckage of the Texans' latest loss feels a lot like an easy coroner's job. The body isn't cold yet and the evidence of what mortally wounded the team's chances is plain as day.

The Texans are killing themselves with turnovers. Matt Schaub, who has never been through a stretch like this, is now upside down in the touchdown to interception ratio (8 TDs, 9ints) with four 'pick 6' throws in the last four games. Ben Tate has fumbled a couple of times in the last two games to help put the team at -8 in turnover margin.

Houston got through another game outgaining the opponent and actually possessing the ball for nearly 34 minutes yet lost by a staggering 31 points. Unthinkable.

The record might read 2-3 but your team is dangerously close to seeing the season slip away. It's already sliding in the wrong direction and there's no telling how they are going to get back on track. They have nine Pro Bowlers from last year. And that doesn't include Ed Reed, Antonio Smith and Brian Cushing. They have a Formula One race car that's stuck in a ditch.

Seldom have you watched this team with more concern that they will not make plays on both sides of the ball. Other than the first half against Seattle, in which things clicked beautifully, the Texans have played ten quarters of perplexingly counterproductive football. This has to stop fast.

DBs are jumping routes with alarming efficiency. Penalties are being committed at the worst possible time (OK, is there ever a good time?). Third downs are being picked up when stops are desperately needed.

Sure you can look all you want at the defensive stats, and they're good. But the players will be the first to tell you they need a few more takeaways to take some heat off the offense and help the cause. They don't give up a lot of yards but they haven't been the destructive force they were for much of the last two seasons.

But let's focus back on the attack, where Matt Schaub has to somehow pull it together, for his team and for his career. Is he going through a phase (he hadn't thrown three picks in a game in five years)? Is he losing his touch?

Gary Kubiak has to figure out how to turn his quarterback, his offense and this streak around or we'll be talking about a lost season.

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