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2011 Houston Texans season
Head Coach Gary Kubiak
Home Field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 4–3
Place 1st AFC South
Playoff Finish TBD
Pro Bowlers TBD
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2010 2012

The 2011 Houston Texans season will be the team's 10th season in the National Football League (NFL). The Texans hope to improve on their record from the 2010 season, and attempt to earn the franchise's first playoff berth. Houston will play in the American Football Conference's South division.


OffseasonEdit

2011 draft boardEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 11 J. J. Watt Defensive end Wisconsin
2 42 Brooks Reed Defensive line Arizona
2 60 (From Patriots) Brandon Harris Defensive back Miami
4 127 (From Bears through Redskins) Rashad Carmichael Defensive back Virginia Tech
5 144 (From Redskins) Shiloh Keo Defensive back Idaho
5 152 (From Colts through Redskins) T. J. Yates Quarterback North Carolina
7 214 Derek Newton Offensive line Arkansas State
7 254 (Mr. Irrelevant) [a] Cheta Ozougwu Defensive line Rice
^[a] Compensatory selection.

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Texans' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 15 7:00 p.m. CDT New York Jets W 20–16 1–0 Reliant Stadium ESPN Recap
2 August 20 7:00 p.m. CDT New Orleans Saints W 27–14 2–0 Reliant Stadium <ABC 13> Recap
3 August 27 7:00 p.m. CDT at San Francisco 49ers W 30–7 3–0 Candlestick Park <ABC 13> Recap
4 September 1 7:00 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings L 0–28 3–1 Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome <ABC 13> Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 12:00 p.m. CDT Indianapolis Colts W 34–7 1–0 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 3:15 p.m. CDT at Miami Dolphins W 23–13 2–0 Sun Life Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 12:00 p.m. CDT at New Orleans Saints L 33–40 2–1 Louisiana Superdome CBS Recap
4 October 2 12:00 p.m. CDT Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–10 3–1 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 9 12:00 p.m. CDT Oakland Raiders L 20–25 3–2 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 16 3:05 p.m. CDT at Baltimore Ravens L 14–29 3–3 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 23 12:00 p.m. CDT at Tennessee Titans W 41–7 4–3 LP Field CBS Recap
8 October 30 12:00 p.m. CDT Jacksonville Jaguars Reliant Stadium CBS
9 November 6 12:00 p.m. CST Cleveland Browns Reliant Stadium CBS
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. CST * at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium CBS
11 Bye
12 November 27 12:00 p.m. CST * at Jacksonville Jaguars EverBank Field CBS
13 December 4 12:00 p.m. CST * Atlanta Falcons Reliant Stadium Fox
14 December 11 12:00 p.m. CST * at Cincinnati Bengals Paul Brown Stadium CBS
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. CST * Carolina Panthers Reliant Stadium Fox
16 December 22 7:20 p.m. CST at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium NFLN
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. CST * Tennessee Titans Reliant Stadium CBS
  *  Indicates that the game time is subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week One: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 7

7

Texans 17 17 0 0

34

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND – K.Collins 16/31 Comp/Att 197 Yds. 1 TD 0 Int.
  • HOU – M.Schaub 17/24 Comp/Att 220 Yds. 1 TD 2 Int.
Top rushers
  • IND – J.Addai 8 Rushes 39 Yds. 4.9 Avg 13 Lng. 0 TD
  • HOU – B.Tate 24 Rushes 116 Yds. 4.8 Avg 18 Lng. 1 TD
Top receivers
  • IND – R.Wayne 7 Rec. 106 Yds. 15.1 Avg 36 Lng. 1 TD
  • HOU – A.Johnson 7 Rec. 95 Yds. 13.6 Avg 21 Lng. 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • IND – P.Angerer 9 Tack 4 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 1 FumR
  • HOU – J.Watt 5 Tack 0 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 1 FumR

The Texans began their season at home against the AFC South division foes, Colts. With the win, the Texans started the season out at 1-0.

Week 2: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Two: Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 6 10 0 7

23

Dolphins 3 0 7 3

13

at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT/3:15 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 87° F, Sunny
  • Game attendance: 51,032
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU – M.Schaub 21/29 Comp/Att 230 Yds. 2 TD 0 Int.
  • MIA – C.Henne 12/30 Comp/Att 170 Yds. 1 TD 1 Int.
Top rushers
  • HOU – B.Tate 23 Rushes 103 Yds. 4.5 Avg 16 Lng. 0 TD
  • MIA – D.Thomas 18 Rushes 107 Yds. 5.9 Avg 14 Lng. 0 TD
Top receivers
  • HOU – A.Johnson 7 Rec. 93 Yds. 13.3 Avg 43 Lng. 1 TD
  • MIA – B.Marshall 6 Rec. 79 Yds. 13.2 Avg 29 Lng. 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • HOU – B.Cushing 7 Tack 3 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 0 FumR
  • MIA – R.Starks 6 Tack 0 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 0 FumR

The Texans went on the road to face the Dolphins. With the win, the Texans improved to 2-0.

Week 3: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Three: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 10 6 3 14

33

Saints 0 10 7 23

40

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,002
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
  • HOU - Owen Daniels 14-yard pass from Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers kick) Texans 7-0
  • HOU - Neil Rackers 22-yard field goal is good Texans 10-0
Second quarter
  • NO - Darren Sproles 30-yard run (John Kasey kick) Saints 7-10
  • HOU - Neil Rackers 27-yard field goal is good Texans 13-7
  • HOU - Neil Rackers 27-yard field goal is good Texans 16-7
  • NO - John Kasay 35-yard field goal is good Saints 10-16
Third quarter
  • NO - Robert Meachem 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick) Saints 17-16
  • HOU - Neil Rackers 36-yard field goal is good Texans 19-17
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU – M.Schaub 22/39 Comp/Att 373 Yds. 3 TD 1 Int.
  • NO – D.Brees 31/44 Comp/Att 370 Yds. 3 TD 1 Int.
Top rushers
  • HOU – B.Tate 19 Rushes 82 Yds. 4.3 Avg 19 Lng. 0 TD
  • NO – M.Ingram 9 Rushes 38 Yds. 4.2 Avg 17 Lng. 1 TD
Top receivers
  • HOU – A.Johnson 7 Rec. 128 Yds. 18.3 Avg 48 Lng. 0 TD
  • NO – J.Graham 4 Rec. 100 Yds. 25.0 Avg 32 Lng. 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • HOU – K.Jackson 7 Tack 1 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 0 FumR
  • NO – J.Dunbar 6 Tack 4 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 0 FumR

Week 4: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Four: Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 0 7 3

10

Texans 7 3 0 7

17

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,585
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
  • HOU - Owen Daniels 1-yard pass from Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers kick) Texans 7-0
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • PIT - Shaun Suisham 26-yard field goal is good Steelers 10-10
  • HOU - Arian Foster 42-yard run (Neil Rackers kick) Texans 17-10
Top passers
  • PIT – B.Roethlisberger 16/30 Comp/Att 206 Yds. 0 TD 1 Int.
  • HOU – M.Schaub 14/21 Comp/Att 138 Yds. 1 TD 0 Int.
Top rushers
  • PIT – I.Redman 6 Rushes 40 Yds. 6.7 Avg 18 Lng. 0 TD
  • HOU – A.Foster 30 Rushes 155 Yds. 5.2 Avg 42 Lng. 0 TD
Top receivers
  • PIT – M.Wallace 4 Rec. 77 Yds. 19.3 Avg 40 Lng. 0 TD
  • HOU – O.Daniels 5 Rec. 69 Yds. 13.8 Avg 30 Lng. 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • PIT – T.Polamalu 8 Tack 1 Ast 0 Sack 0 Int 0 FumR
  • HOU – J.Allan 6 Tack 0 Ast 0 Sack 1 Int 0 FumR

With the win the Texans improved to 3-1 on the season tied with the Titans and have won only their 2nd game against the Steelers.

Week 5: vs. Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Five: Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 9 3 10

25

Texans 7 7 3 3

20

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,420
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –

Week 6: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Six: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 7 7 0

14

Ravens 7 3 6 13

29

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT/3:05 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 72° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 71,154
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –

Week 7: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 17 7 14

41

Titans 0 0 7 0

7

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –

Week 8: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Eight: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars

0

Texans

0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • JAC –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • JAC –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • JAC –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • JAC –
  • HOU –

Week 9: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Nine: Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns

0

Texans

0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CLE –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • CLE –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • CLE –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • CLE –
  • HOU –

Week 10: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Ten: Houston Texans at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • TB –

Week 12: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Twelve: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans

0

Jaguars

0

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 27
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –

Week 13: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Thirteen: Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons

0

Texans

0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ATL –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • HOU –

Week 14: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Fourteen: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans

0

Bengals

0

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • CIN –

Week 15: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Fifteen: Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers

0

Texans

0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • CAR –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • HOU –

Week 16: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Sixteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans

0

Colts

0

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EST/7:20 p.m. CST
  • TV: NFLN
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • IND –

Week 17: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Seventeen: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans

0

Texans

0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
^[a] Gametime subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

StandingsEdit

AFC South
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
y (3) Houston Texans 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 381 278 L3
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 325 317 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 243 329 W1
Indianapolis Colts 2 14 0 .125 2–4 2–10 243 430 L1


Current staffEdit

Houston Texans staffv · d · e
Front Office
Head Coaches
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Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
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Coaching Staff
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More NFL staffs <tr><td style="text-align:center;border: 2px solid #C80815;" colspan="7">AFC East: BUF  · MIA  · NE  · NYJNorth: BAL  · CIN  · CLE  · PITSouth: HOU  · IND  · JAC  · TENWest: DEN  · KC  · OAK  · SD
NFC East: DAL  · NYG  · PHI  · WASNorth: CHI  · DET  · GB  · MINSouth: ATL  · CAR  · NO  · TBWest: ARI  · STL  · SF  · SEA
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Current rosterEdit

Houston Texans rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated April 30, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

52 Active, 0 Inactive, 16 FAs

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ReferencesEdit

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