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    Monday, October 20

    Noon-1pm – Pappasito’s Cantina, 2515 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE cup regular Chile con Queso (1/person) for this hour at this location, dine-in only. Dine-in only. Not valid for Queso Blanco.

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  • Mon., Oct. 20, 2014 7:30 PM CDT Texans at Steelers The Texans travel to face the Steelers.
  • Tue., Oct. 21, 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
  • Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet current Texans Ambassador (former Texans lineman) Steve McKinney at the Verizon The Woodlands Store, 1335 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite A, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, October 24
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 739 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Houston, TX 77060
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos or 1 Monster Taco (1/person) for this hour at this location
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  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet TBD Texans player(s) at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 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
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet a TBD Texans player and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

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Vandermeer's View: Texans vs. Chiefs

Posted Oct 20, 2013

In the end, it wasn't enough.



In the end, it wasn't enough.

The Texans played their hearts out. They held Kansas City to a manageable point total. They got the most yards for a team quarterback debut in franchise history. Their placekicker went three for three with two long range kicks. But ultimately, they made too many mistakes, had too many miscues and lost their fifth consecutive game.

This could have been one for the ages. Case Keenum gave Houston the spark Gary Kubiak was seeking as the Texans took a 10-7 lead on a 29 yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter. The defense then surrendered a 97 yard touchdown drive and the Texans were never the same. They lost for only the 3rd time in the Kubiak era when holding the opponent below 20 points (41-3).

The moment wasn't too big for Keenum. He looked comfortable and effective. But with the game on the line, the Chiefs' celebrated pass rush (5 sacks) went to work and forced two late fumbles, the final one snuffing out Houston's last stand.

Despite losing Brian Cushing to a knee injury, the Texans defense held up well in the second half. The goal line stand and Shilo Keo's pick helped give Houston the edge in turnovers they craved. But with Arian Foster out since the first quarter and the pass protection having issues, Keenum, even with his mobility, had a rough time.

There are some positives to build on. Keenum's performance, better defensive play than recent games. But this team has long outgrown the era of moral victories. This could have been a storybook win with a local legend at quarterback and a tribute to Bum Phillips. Instead, it's a loss that confirms the longest losing streak of Gary Kubiak's career in a season that is sliding downhill fast.

Now, the bye. Two weeks to get ready for a Colts team that leads the division and will be handful for the home team. We've now moved from seeking a win to get back on track to needing a miracle run to make the playoffs. It's not over and Kubiak will have to do his best coaching job ever if this squad is to somehow get back to the post season.

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