Houston Texans History

The Houston Texans are in their twenty-first season, playing their home games at NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas since 2002. The Texans are led by head coach Lovie Smith since 2022.

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: DeMeco Ryans won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2006; Brian Cushing won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2009; J.J. Watt won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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Houston Texans by the Decades

2000s

The Houston Texans' inaugural season was 2002. During the decade, the Texans had a record of 49-79-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Reliant Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Texans ranked 4th in the AFC South division with a win percentage of 38%.

2010s

During the decade, the Texans had a record of 82-78-0 during the regular season and 4-6 in the playoffs. In fact, the eighty-two wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Texans. They played their home games at NRG Stadium. They won six division titles. The Texans ranked 1st in the AFC South division with a win percentage of 51%.

2020s

During the decade, the Texans had a record of 8-27-1 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at NRG Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Texans ranked 3rd in the AFC South division with a win percentage of 24%.

Houston Texans Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Lovie Smith 2022 0-0-0 0% 0-0
David Culley 2021 4-13-0 23.5% 0-0
Romeo Crennel 2020 4-8-0 33.3% 0-0
Bill O'Brien 2014-2020 52-48-0 52.0% 2-4
Gary Kubiak 2006-2013 61-63-0 49.2% 2-2
Wade Phillips 2013 0-4-0 0.0% 0-0
Dom Capers 2002-2005 18-46-0 28.1% 0-0

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