The Houston Texans were established in 2002 with their first game being against the Dallas Cowboys in front of 76,013 screaming fans at Reliant Stadium.
Throughout history, the Houston Texans have won two AFC South championships and one AFC championship, along with a Wild Card berth in the NFL playoffs.
The Texans were founded in 1999, making them the youngest franchise in the NFL today, and one of the most exciting teams.
From 1997 through 2001, the Houston Texans became one of the most successful expansion teams in NFL history, turning in winning records and playoff appearances each season.
The Texans were founded after Houston oil businessman Bob McNair had a failed bid to bring an NFL team to a city called the “Houston Oilers.”
The NFL then signed an agreement to put a new franchise in Houston for the 2002 season that would be owned by McNair’s expansion group.
The 2000 season held their training camp in San Antonio, Texas, with their first preseason game set for August 14.
In January 2002, the team was officially named the Houston Texans and unveiled their team logo, colors and uniforms.
The Texans first played in 2002 as a charter member of the league, replacing the city’s previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers. At the end of the 2005 season they also hired a new head coach.
2006 marked the 5th year of franchise for the Texans and for the first time, Head Coach Gary Kubiak.
The Texans’ 2006 season began with the team trying to improve on their 2005 record. The team made it to the playoffs, first time in franchise history, as a wildcard qualifier in 2011, and again in 2012.
During their three year playoff streak from 2011-2013, the Texans defeated the Bengals, Patriots, and Ravens to capture two straight AFC South Division Championships, setting new records.
After Bill O’Brien became Texans’ new head coach, they started the season with a close victory against the Redskins.
They followed up their first week victory with a win over the Oakland Raiders, and the Bills, but lost to the New York Giants.
From 2015 and to 2021, Houston Texans team experienced major team member changes, amidst controversies, but in 2016, they secured their fourth AFC South division title in six years in Tom Savage’s first professional start against the Bengals.
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The Houston Texans have a tremendous fan base that took them on wild rides of hope and despair during the team’s first eleven seasons.
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