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    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

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

  • 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.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Sep. 16, 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
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    Friday, September 19

    7am-8am – Kolache Factory, 2715 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE sausage & cheese kolache (1/person) for this hour at any area Kolache Factory

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures at this Kolache Factory location

  • Tue., Sep. 23, 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

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Vandermeer's View: Texans vs. Rams

Posted Oct 14, 2013

What was "Voice of the Texans" Marc Vandermeer's view of the 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams? Read here.

This one might leave a mark.

Welcome to the longest losing streak since 2010. That year, there were two four-game slides to help send the Texans to a 6-10 record. Frank Bush lost his job and the Wade Phillips defensive era began. Bush was on the opposite sideline Sunday as linebackers coach of the Rams.

This streak is equally as bizarre as the two four-game droughts in '10 but, in many ways, it's worse. 2010 was marked by close losses in excruciating fashion. The largest margin of defeat was a 24 point loss to the Giants which was answered quickly by a come-from-behind win over Kansas City that put the record at 4-2. We would love to be 4-2 right now, wouldn't we?

During this slide, the Texans have scored a total of two 'meaningful' touchdowns (Ben Tate's scoring run against St. Louis was in mop up time). They've given up more than 30 points three times, allowed two scores on special teams and have taken the ball away only twice.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is a drought of epic proportions. The Texans have been outscored by 80 points in the last four games. Even the 2005, 2-14 Texans were never outdone on the score board that badly in any four game stretch of the campaign.

That's where the similarities end. This team is out gaining the opposition by hundreds of yards and dominating in time of possession. Yet they're giving up the ball like it's on fire. At minus 12 in turnover margin, it's easy to see where the ship hit the iceberg. But can they patch the season up before it sinks into the abyss?

The fact that the team played flat Sunday, or down to the level of competition, or too mistake prone, or however you want to describe it, is inexcusable. Any one of these last four losses unto itself could have been written off as a bad day. Putting them in a knock down losing streak has formed a destructive trend.

They have enough tools and talent to climb back into the race. If the turnover virus would somehow stop. If the penalty bug would stop biting. If! 

The show now goes back on the road to Kansas City where the Chiefs fans just broke Seattle's noise record and Oakland's well on the way to a 6-0 start.

We keep waiting for the Texans to clear the fog and get back to playing the winning football of which everyone knows they are capable. Let's hope we have to wait only one more week.

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