About Houston Texans
History of the Houston Texans
The Houston Texans began playing in 2002 as an expansion team, making them the youngest franchise in the NFL. The Texans replaced Houston’s previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers, who moved to Nashville as the Tennessee Titans. Due to their young nature, the Texans are one of the only teams in the NFL who have not made it to the Super Bowl, along with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Detroit Lions. The Texans have played their home games at NRG Stadium for sixteen seasons. The stadium opening in August 2002 and has a capacity of 72,220. NRG Stadium was the first facility in the NFL to have a retractable roof. Bill O’Brien has been the head coach of the Texans since 2014. J.J. Watts has also been a notable component of this young AFC South team. Watt is a defensive end who has made a major impact in his first six seasons with the Texans. He has had 299 tackles, 76 sacks, and 45 passes defended making him one of the best defensive ends in the NFL. If J.J. Watts continues to play with this much tenacity, he will be able to do great things for the Texans.
Houston Texans Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
Defensive ends J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney combined to make 30 starts and 23 sacks last year-when those two are healthy the Texans terrify opposing quarterbacks in the AFC South. Houston lost CB Kareem Jackson and S Tyrann Mathieu to free agency, but replaced them with CB Bradley Roby and S Tashaun Gipson, respectively, to attempt to maintain last year’s 5th ranked defense.
On offense, Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins are as electrifying as any duo in the league. Houston made an effort to improve their offensivee line with first round pick Tytus Howard and free agent OT Matt Kalil. But, did they do enough to repeat as AFC South champions?