Houston Texans

In 2002, the Houston Texans joined the National Football League as an expansion team. They were only the second team in the league to win their first game, shocking and amazing fans when they beat the Dallas Cowboys.

The city of Houston was granted an expansion team only a couple of years after their previous team left the state to become the Tennessee Titans, although the new team did not begin play until 2002 as a stadium had to be built, legal matters taken care of, and a team put together. Originally, the league was looking toward Los Angeles to host the 32nd team in the NFL, but slow progress and a standoff between several groups for ownership of the team left the league disenchanted enough to turn to Houston, which had a higher offer placed.

Houston Texans 2011

The Houston Texans are off and running in the 2011 season. Having upset the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins in the first two weeks of the season, your Texans are focused on getting to the playoffs for the first time in team history. Bolstered by the heavy running of Arian Foster, the passing game now has an efficient compliment. Foster has racked up 406 yards in three games and is on track to break 1500 yards this season.

The teams first round draft selection, Kareem Jackson (20th overall selection) has become the teams fourth leading tackler behind Bernard Pollard, Zac Diles and Demarco Ryans.