Here’s a look at the team preview for the Houston Texans:

Coaching Staff: 

  • Head Coach– Bill O’Brien
  • Offensive Coordinator– Sean Ryan
  • Defensive Coordinator– Romeo Crennel
  • Special Teams– Brad Seely

ODDS TO WIN:

  • AFC Championship-8/1
  • Super Bowl- 25/1
  • Over/Under Win Totals- 8

Last 4 Season Win Totals:

  • 2014- 9
  • 2015- 9
  • 2016- 10
  • 2017- 4

The Offense

Quarterbacks:

Desean Watson is fun to watch. He makes some very athletic plays from the quarterback position. He was setting a torrid pace last year until he got hurt. Brandon Weeden is the primary backup for the Texans while Joe Webb is third string.

Running Backs:

Lamar Miller is the primary ball carrier for Houston but look for D’Onta Foreman to get plenty of repetitions and may take over. Alfred Blue and Tyler Ervin will prepare for their day as fullback Jay Prosch handles his duties.

Receivers:

Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins has tons of ability and can use either hand in his catching duties. He will justify his five-year contract of $81 million.

Offensive Linemen:

Upgrades were needed and free agents were inked with guard Zach Fulton, tackle Senio Kelemete, and tackle Seantrel Henderson to lead the unit. Nick Martin returns and is likely the best of this group.

The Defense

Defensive Linemen:

The hope for the Texans is JJ Watt can return to some of his prior abilities. Jadeveon Clowney is a disruptive force on this unit in regards to being a run stopper. Other valuable pieces include Randon Dunn, Christian Covington, and Joel Heath

Linebackers:

There is a lot of talent in this area with Clowney being one of them along with Whitney Merculius and leading tackler Benardick McKinney. Zach Cunningham and Duke Ejiofor will help bring quality depth.

Secondary:

Aaron Colvin was signed for four seasons and Tyrann Mathieu was inked for one year. Johnathan Joseph got two-year agreement and Johnson Bademost signed a two-year contract.

Special Teams

Punter Shane Lechler returns and Pro Bowler Jon Weeks, Pro-Bowler, is back for another year. Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn will have his spot and returns will be handled by a committee of Keke Coutee, Tyler Ervin, and Chris Thompson.

The Schedule

(all games Eastern time)

Preseason Schedule:
Thu Aug 9- at Chiefs 7:30 p.m.
Sat Aug 18-  49’ers HOME 7 p.m.
Sat Aug 25- at Rams  3 p.m.
Thu Aug 30-Cowboys HOME 7 p.m/

Regular Season:

Sunday Sept. 9 New England Patriots Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Sept. 16 Tennessee Titans Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Sept. 23 New York Giants Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Sept. 30 Indianapolis Colts Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 7 Dallas Cowboys Home 8:20 pm
Sunday Oct. 14 Buffalo Bills Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Oct. 21 Jacksonville Jaguars Away 1:00 pm
Thursday Oct. 25 Miami Dolphins Home 8:20 pm
Sunday Nov. 4 Denver Broncos Away 4:05 pm
Sunday Nov. 11 Bye Week
Sunday Nov. 18 Washington Redskins Away 1:00 pm
Monday Nov. 26 Tennessee Titans Home 8:15 pm
Sunday Dec. 2 Cleveland Browns Home 1:00 pm
Sunday Dec. 9 Indianapolis Colts Home 1:00 pm
Saturday Dec. 15 New York Jets Away 4:30 pm
Sunday Dec. 23 Philadelphia Eagles Away 1:00 pm
Sunday Dec. 30 Jacksonville Jaguars Home 1:00 pm

Other Information

Owner/CEO- Robert C. McNair-

General Manager-  Brian Gaine

Website- www.houstontexans.com

Stadium- NRG Stadium

Capacity- 71,795

Surface-Artificial Turf

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