Texans host Titans at High Noon

J.J. Watt put on IR list

The Houston Texans were not only humiliated at the hands of the New England Patriots, but lost superstar J.J. Watt in the process adding insult to injury.  Watt had just returned from an operation to repair a herniated disc in his back and was back on the field after 53 days of rehab.

The Texans (2-1, 1st AFC South) will have to regroup and get back to winning without Watt against their AFC South rival Tennessee Titans (1-2, 2nd AFC South) who are coming off a touchdown loss to the Oakland Raiders.  The defense will have to be by committee.

“When you have that kind of ability and that kind of play-texans-7making, it’s hard to replace with one guy,” Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said. “So, we’re going to ask all the guys on defense to pick it up, to put a little bit extra in it and see if we can gain some of those plays that J.J. used to make.

“That’s what we have to do. We’re going to try to ask everybody else to tighten their belts and then go play the best game that they’ve played.”

The Texans are going into the game 4.5 point favorites but the overall record is in favor of the Titans with a 15-13 record.  The game kicks off at Noon and plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Houston Texans this Sunday!

Texans close long painful season against Titans

The Houston Texans will close the season against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday afternoon.  It has been a long and painful season for the Texans going from first to worst from last season to this.

The team can expect to be without their standout cornerback Jonathan Joseph who suffered a season ending torn toe ligament against the Denver Broncos. Joseph joins FB Brad Smelley, RB Deji Karim and running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate.

Great seats and tickets are still available for the season finale.

 

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.

The home of the Houston Texans is the state of the art Reliant Stadium, which also serves as the team’s headquarters. The venue cost a total of 352 million dollars to build and is owned by Harris County. With seating for 71,500 fans, it was the first stadium in the league to feature a retractable roof. In September of 2008, the stadium was damaged in Hurricane Ike, causing the team to be unable to play games there until it was reopened in October.

Cheering on the newest team in the league are the Houston Texans Cheerleaders. This team has fast risen to become a favorite among football fans, performing at home games, occasionally on the road, and throughout the community. They can also be found performing before games, in order to ramp up the crowd and get them excited to root on their favorite team.

Off the field, the Texans are active in helping those less fortunate. They promote active lifestyles for children through the Play 60 program promoted by the NFL, which encourages children to be active for at least 60 minutes a day. They have also formed a partnership with the local YMCA, to facilitate the opening of a new YMCA facility. Aside from their work with children and their families, the Houston Texans are also very concerned about the environment, hosting and promoting green initiatives and education.

Few teams with such a short history can boast of the success that the Houston Texans have. Area residents are grateful to have a team again, supporting and encouraging the team that was so hard to win. The newest team in the NFL is definitely showing promise of great things to come.