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On June 1, the Texans were 100 days away from the start of their 2019 campaign.

Houston kicks off the season with a road contest at the New Orleans Saints, and the two squads will duke it out on September 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

HoustonTexans.com is re-living, one day at a time for 100 straight days, some top moments in franchise history.

It's not necessarily a big play. Often times it will be, but we'll also focus on off-the-field moments and times that occurred before a Texans team ever suited up.

This is the 100th year of NFL football, and 18th season for the Texans. But keep this in mind, years before Houston beat the Dallas Cowboys in the organization's first regular season game in 2002, team chairman/founder/CEO Bob McNair worked to get an NFL franchise. There's quite a bit to cover over 100 days, and we hope you'll enjoy looking back at some interesting moments in Texans history.


Drew Dougherty and John Harris reflect on Bob McNair getting the 32nd NFL franchise for the City of Houston, and what it's meant to so many.

In 2011, J.J. Watt had a Interception he returned for a Touchdown that would help lead the Texans to their first ever Playoff win over the Bengals.

Take a look back at the Texans first Franchise win versus the Dallas Cowboys.

In 2011, TJ Yates' touchdown pass to Kevin Walter helped secure the Texans first AFC South division title in franchise history.

Andre Johnson's fourth-down touchdown catch at Washington in 2010.

The Texans first touchdown against the Dallas Cowboy in 2002.

In 2018, Lamar Miller ran for a 97-yard TD to help lead the Texans to victory.

Deshaun Watson ran for a 49-yard TD in his first career start to help lead the Texans to victory.

In 2015, Deandre Hopkins makes an amazing one handed grab to defeat the Bengals.

DeAndre Hopkins left the Dallas defense dizzy after this spectacular play.

In 2018 The Texans had a night to remember on Monday Night Football.

The Texans have a big win in Pittsburgh in 2002.

Andre Johnson drafted by the Texans during the 2003 NFL Draft.

Andre Johnson returned to Houston to retire a Texan and became the first name entered into the Ring of Honor.

J.J. Watt is drafted to the Houston Texans.

In 2017, the Texans drafted QB Deshaun Watson.

Relive Arian Foster's big game against the Colts in in 2010. Foster ran for a team-record 231 yards and three touchdowns.

In 2015, the Texans defeated the Colts for the first time in Indianapolis, thanks to a fourth-quarter Jalen Strong touchdown from Brandon Weeden.

In 2017, the Texans dominated the Titans 57-14, setting a Texans franchise record for points scored in a game.

The 2016, Houston Texans beat the Bengals in their first playoff game under head coach Bill O'Brien.

Led by a strong defensive effort, the Texans defeated the Bengals in the 2012 playoffs for the second-consecutive season.

In 2009, Arian Foster scored his first touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.

Take a look back to 2011 when Brian Cushing was Mic'd up versus the Browns.

The Texans first-ever win against the former Oilers in 2004.

In 2013, the Texans draft DeAndre Hopkins.

In 2014, J.J. Watt catches his first touchdown pass in Oakland on week 2.

In 2016, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six touchdowns against the Titans.

Arian Foster goes for 155 yards and a TD against the 2011 Steelers, defending AFC champions.

In September of 2000, the newest NFL franchise officially announced that it would be named the Texans.

In 2014, Watt gets a strip-sack then catches a touchdown pass in the following play against the Tennessee Titans.

In 2013, Brian Cushing has a pick-six on the Texans MNF opening win against the San Diego Chargers.

In 2016, Jadeveon Clowney strip sacked Andrew Luck to solidify a victory in Indianapolis.

In 2017, J.J. Watt was introduced at the Texans home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first game since Hurricane Harvey hit the city of Houston.

Texans beat the Jaguars for the first-ever road victory in 2002.

The Texans shocked the NFL with an upset-opening win over the Dolphins in 2003.

Texans achieve their 1st winning season in 2009.

In 2004, Marcus Coleman took an interception back for a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2016, Jadeveon Clowney had an Interception while facing the Raiders in the Playoffs that would help the Texans win the game.

On September 25, 2001, fans got their first glimpse of the inaugural Houston #Texans uniforms.

Andre Johnson's walkoff TD in OT vs. Jags in 2012.

In 2016, the Texans came from behind to beat the Colts in overtime on Sunday Night Football.

After a frustrating 0-3 start that sent the fans and media into football panic, the 2018 Texans made history.

Texans tame the Lions on Turkey day in 2012.

In 2014, J.J. Watt had three Touchdown catches on offense.

Texans clinch 2016 division title on Christmas Eve.

101-yard touchdown for Justin Reid against the Redskins in 2018.

In 2009, Andre Johnson scored two touchdowns against the Titans to secure the victory.

Since inception, the Houston Texans Foundation has raised over $32 million, and just last year, the Foundation raised a record 2.12 million.

Mario Williams dominates Denver in primetime.

In 2018, Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked two game winning field goals against the Colts and Cowboys to secure last minute victories, which kicked off a nine game winning streak.

J.J. Watt wins 2012 defensive player of the year.

In 2012, Arian Foster dives for a touchdown catch at rainy Soldier Field in a Sunday Night Football win over the Bears.

Texans 2016 first-round draft pick, Will Fuller V, had a historic NFL debut and set a team high of five catches for 107 yards in his first game.

In 2018, Johnathan Joseph intercepted Nathan Peterman for a touchdown to secure victory against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. John Harris and Drew Dougherty go to the film to break down the play.

The Texans defense held the Saints without a TD for the first time in the Brees/Payton era.

In 2013, DeAndre Hopkins and Matt Schaub connected for the OT victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 2.

Andre Johnson caught 1,012 passes in his Texans career and perhaps no reception was more important and/or more memorable than this one.

In 2018, Andre Hal returned to the field on after beating cancer to play in a NFL game.

In 2017, OL David Quessenberry returned to the field on Christmas after beating cancer to play in his first NFL game.

In 2018, J.J. Watt returned from back-to-back years with injury to be first-team All-Pro with 16 sacks.

Battle Red Day is a Texans tradition that began with a huge upset win and maintains its status as a unique, highly-anticipated day on the schedule every year.

The Texans' 2011 offseason will go down as one of the most important in team history and it occurred during one of the most turbulent offseasons in recent NFL memory.

In 2011, T.J. Yates scrambled on 3rd and 15 for a first down late in the game, which lead to a game-winning Touchdown to clinch the AFC South.

LB Dylan Cole's first touchdown in the NFL was a memorable pick six with an impactful celebration.

In 2015, DeAndre Hopkins and TJ Yates connected on a long touchdown in the Texans matchup against the New York Jets.

Arian Foster runs a 42-yard TD against the Steelers in the 2011 payoff game.

Thanks to HBO's "Hard Knocks," the Houston Texans 2015 training camp will live on forever, with over 1,500 hours of footage edited and narrated into compelling one-hour episodes.

In 2007, Kris Brown kicked a field goal as time expired to defeat the Packers in Green Bay.

The win over Jacksonville was the first Monday night triumph for the Texans.

DeAndre Hopkins produced two of the greatest "non-catches" in NFL history for this top moment.

In an array of events leading up the first game in franchise history, other than the day the team itself was awarded, the expansion draft stands out as perhaps the biggest.

The Houston Texans Foundation has been notoriously quick to jump into action supporting - our friends and neighbors in times of need.

JJ Watt wrecks the Colts with 3 sacks, 6 tackles for loss and 1 forced fumble in 2012 to clinch the division.

In 2012, Justin Forsett scored an 81-yard TD against the Detroit Lions in a 34-31 OT victory on Thanksgiving Day.

In 2009, Arian Foster arrived on the scene with a splash.

On March 9, 2000, groundbreaking ceremonies for the new home of the Houston Texans took place with McNair, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and city and county leaders.

Whitney Mercilus sacks the Titans in 2015.

In 2009, Andre Johnson bulldozed three Cardinals defenders to score a game-tying touchdown.

The Texans notched a huge win over Peyton Manning and the Broncos in 2012.

In 2006, with three seconds left Kris Brown made a Field Goal that gave the Texans their first victory over the Colts in franchise history.

In 2007, Andre Davis housed not one, but two kickoffs in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Texans pulled off a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Back in Houston, a crowd had formed outside NRG (then Reliant) Stadium to welcome home the new division champs.

Take a look back to 2017, Deshaun Watson donated his game check to three cafeteria employees that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

In 2017, the Texans signed four-time Pro Bowler Ahman Green. He and Jason Simmons struck a deal that would change a Houston family's life.

In 2016, Will Fuller V broke off a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown in his rookie season against the Tennessee Titans.

Each December, the Texans gave away hundreds of bikes to area children, just in time for Christmas. The players and coaches mingle with the lucky kiddos after a Friday practice.

Take a look back to the 2015 season when Kareem Jackson had an interception returned for a touchdown that would help the Texans secure an AFC South championship.

Take a look back to December of 2014, wide receiver Andre Johnson had his 8th annual toy giveaway at Toys 'R Us.

In 2012, Danieal Manning had a huge game against his former team, the Bears.

In Week 3 of the 2017 season, Deshaun Watson escapes from pressure and passes to D'Onta Foreman for a big first down against New England.

In 2018, J.J. Watt was named the Walter Payton Man of the year after raising more the $37 million for people affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In 2018, the Texans began their nine-game winning streak with an overtime victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

With over 87,000 screaming fans looking on, the Houston Texans played in one of the most-highly anticipated games in 2016. On Nov. 21, 2016, the 7-2 Texans and the 7-2 Oakland Raiders faced off in the first-ever Monday Night Football game to be played outside the U.S.

J.J. Watt was a menace in the 2014 home win over the Bills, as he found the end zone for the second of five times that season.

Brrrr. The Texans play in 12 degree weather, with a 21-mile-per-hour wind blowing in a win on the road at Chicago.

Texans Care Volunteer Day began with a bang: players, coaches, cheerleaders, TORO the mascot, front office staff and fans of the team fanned out across the city to volunteer their time at a variety of charitable organizations.

In 2012, the Texans knocked off the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC clash in Week 7.

Texans late founder, chairman and CEO Bob McNair (1937-2018) and his wife, Janice, helped cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Houston Texans YMCA, the first YMCA in the country to be named after a professional sports team. In 2011, the Houston Texans YMCA opened its doors to the Third Ward community.

J.J. Watt shows off his all-around ability as he hauls in a sideline grab for a touchdown versus the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 of the 2014 NFL Season.

At No. 100, Andre Johnson caught a 64-yard touchdown to start the fireworks in Week 14 back in 2009. Houston would race out to a 24-0 lead en route to a 34-7 triumph.