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  • Tue., Dec. 06, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

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    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

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    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack 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

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

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Five things to watch: Texans vs. Raiders

Posted Oct 8, 2011

Here are five things to watch on Sunday when the Texans (3-1) face the Oakland Raiders (2-2) in Week 5 on Hispanic Heritage Day at Reliant Stadium.


Here are five things to watch on Sunday when the Texans (3-1) face the Oakland Raiders (2-2) in Week 5 on Hispanic Heritage Day at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

1. Foster’s feast?: Texans running back Arian Foster had 30 carries for 155 yards and a touchdown in the Texans’ 17-10 victory over Pittsburgh last Sunday, showing no ill effects from the hamstring injury that kept him out of two of the first three games. The 2010 NFL rushing leader scored the game-winning touchdown on a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter, and his rushing total was the highest by any player against the Steelers since 2003.

Foster could take on an even more prominent role with Andre Johnson sidelined by a hamstring injury. The Texans ran the ball on 15 of the 24 plays after Johnson was injured last week, and their backfield depth has been thinned out by injuries. Chris Ogbonnaya will likely be Foster’s backup, while Ben Tate (groin) or Derrick Ward (ankle) is expected to be available as a third option.

Last season at Oakland, Foster had 133 yards on 17 carries, including a career-long 74-yard touchdown run, despite being held out of the first quarter for disciplinary reasons. The Texans ran for 249 yards and passed for only 192 in that game. The Raiders have been vulnerable on the ground this season, ranking 29th in rushing defense (136.0 yards/game) and 32nd in yards allowed per carry (5.91).

2. Run DMC: Foster led the league in rushing last season. Raiders running back Darren McFadden holds that distinction through four games in 2011.

McFadden (6-2, 210) has 468 rushing yards and three touchdowns, averaging a league-high 6.2 yards per carry. He also has 15 catches for 132 yards and a score. Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips compared him to Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson this week for his quick feet, tremendous burst and powerful style.

The fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft, McFadden ran for a career-high 1,157 yards in 2010 after being slowed by injuries in his first two seasons. A threat to score on any play, he has reeled off a run of 40-plus yards in three of the Raiders’ four games this season. That includes a career-long 70-yard touchdown against the Jets in Week 3, a game in which he averaged 9.0 yards per carry.

McFadden has at least 150 rushing yards in the Raiders’ two victories but has been limited to a combined 147 yards in their two losses. The Texans are tied for 18th in rushing defense (108.8 yards per game) and rank 27th in yards allowed per carry (4.94).

3. Replacing 80: It’s safe to expect plenty of rushing attempts from both teams, but the Texans also have the tall task of trying to replace Johnson in the passing game.

Jacoby Jones will start in Johnson’s place. He started three times for Johnson last season, catching 11 passes for 200 yards (18.2 per catch) in those games.  That included a career-best 115 yards on five receptions at Denver in Week 16.

The Texans will try to replace Johnson’s production from a variety of spots. Without Johnson last season at Oakland, tight end Joel Dreessen led the team with five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Walter had four catches for 35 yards and Foster had three for 56 and a touchdown. Running back Steve Slaton had two catches for eight yards. Jones had one catch for 12, and tight end Owen Daniels had one catch for eight yards as he was dealing with a hamstring injury.

Daniels figures to be the Texans’ top target as long as Johnson is out. He had a team-high six catches for 59 yards against the Steelers, a game in which no Texans wide receiver besides Johnson caught a pass. Fullback James Casey, who had five catches for 126 yards in Week 3, also could see more balls thrown his way. He had only one catch for eight yards with a fumble in Week 4. Foster also should continue to be heavily involved in the passing game.

4. So much speed: The Raiders have speed all over the field, particularly on the edge at wide receiver and cornerback.

Raiders players have recorded four of the six fastest 40-yard dash times at the NFL Scouting Combine since 2008: wide receiver Jacoby Ford (4.28), cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (4.28), receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (4.30) and strong safety Tyvon Branch (4.31). Cornerback Stanford Routt ran a 4.27 in 2005. McFadden ran a 4.33 in 2008. Third-year receiver Louis Murphy ran a 4.33, and rookie receiver Denarius Moore and sixth-year receiver Derek Hagan ran 4.45s.

The Texans have speed of their own at cornerback to contend with the Raiders’ receivers. Johnathan Joseph ran a 4.31, Jason Allen a 4.39 and nickel corner Brice McCain a 4.33. That should come in handy as Houston tries to limit Oakland quarterback Jason Campbell, who has nine passes of 25 yards this season, from connecting on deep balls.

5. Sack attack: The Texans are tied for fifth in the league with 12 sacks, but Campbell has been sacked only twice this season behind stellar protection from his offensive line. One of those sacks came when he got his feet tangled up with McFadden in the backfield.

Getting pressure on Campbell will be critical to limiting his ability to air it out deep. Campbell has a 105.4 passer rating in his last five road starts, completing 65.1 percent of his passes with 1,024 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. He has an efficient 89.1 passer rating this season.

The Texans have been generating pressure from all over the front seven in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. Outside linebacker Mario Williams and defensive end Antonio Smith are tied for the team lead with four sacks apiece. Outside linebacker Connor Barwin has two sacks, and defensive end J.J. Watt and nose tackle Shaun Cody both have one.

Campbell played against Phillips-coached Dallas Cowboys defenses five times from 2007-09 with the Washington Redskins. He was 1-4 in those games with an 80.2 passer rating, five touchdowns and four interceptions. He was sacked at least once in each game, four times in his last meeting with Phillips’ Cowboys and 11 times overall.

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