At long last, we're 100 days away from the start of the Texans' 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.
Starting today, and every day until that Monday, we'll re-live a top moment 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 the next 100 days, and we hope you'll enjoy looking back at some interesting moments in Texans history.
We start the memories with the only person enshrined in the team's Ring of Honor: Andre Johnson.
In Week 14 of 2009, Johnson and the Texans were 5-7 and in the midst of a four-game losing streak. The Seahawks were in town that December 13 afternoon and they kicked off to start the game. The first play from scrimmage, from the Houston 36-yard line, Matt Schaub went deep to Johnson, and the Texans were off to the races. He caught a 64-yard touchdown to start the fireworks, and Houston would race out to a 24-0 lead en route to a 34-7 triumph. They'd also win the next three and finish the year 9-7, which was the club's first winning record in a season.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 12/29/2020)