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  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST 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., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

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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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