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2017 Houston Texans season
Head Coach Bill O'Brien
General Manager Rick Smith
Home Field NRG Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Place 4th AFC South
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR DeAndre Hopkins
LB Jadeveon Clowney
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2016 2018

The 2017 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 16th season in the National Football League and the fourth under head coach Bill O'Brien. With the Texans' loss at the Titans in Week 13, Houston exceeded their loss total (7) from 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Texans clinched their first losing season since 2013 (and their first under Bill O'Brien), and finished in last place in the AFC South for the first time since 2013.

The team were with high hopes with Deshaun Watson as their starting quarterback who broke rookie records while playing in his games. However, after a loss in Week 8, Watson tore his ACL during practice that marked him out for the rest of the season. The team was forced to turn to Tom Savage as their starter replacement for Watson. Savage could not fill the void, as the Texans struggled for the remainder of the season and finished 4–12 in the AFC standings, tied for second-worst with Indianapolis. The team was also affected by the loss of defensive end J.J. Watt, who for the second consecutive season was lost early, this time after suffering an injury in game 5.

This was also the last full season under the ownership of Bob McNair, who died during the 2018 season.

DraftEdit

2017 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 12 Deshaun Watson *  QB Clemson from Philadelphia via Cleveland
2 57 Zach Cunningham  LB Vanderbilt
3 89 D'Onta Foreman  RB Texas
4 130 Julién Davenport  OT Bucknell
4 142 Carlos Watkins  DT Clemson Compensatory pick, from Cleveland
5 169 Treston Decoud  CB Oregon State
7 243 Kyle Fuller  C Baylor
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Texans acquired a fourth-round compensatory selection (No. 142 overall) from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Houston's sixth-round selection (No. 188 overall), 2018 second-round selection, and quarterback Brock Osweiler.[1]
  • The Texans acquired an additional sixth-round selection (No. 188 overall) in a trade that sent tight end Khari Lee to the Chicago Bears.[2]
  • The Texans traded their original sixth-round selection (No. 209 overall), along with their first-round selection in 2016 (22nd) to the Washington Redskins in exchange for the Redskins' first-round selection in 2016 (21st).

Coaching changesEdit

On January 16, the Texans and offensive coordinator George Godsey mutually parted ways after the team finished 29th in total yards for the 2016 season.[3][4] Two days later the Texans announced that defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel had been promoted to assistant head coach while linebackers coach Mike Vrabel would become the team's new defensive coordinator.[5] On January 31, it was announced that Wes Welker had been hired as an offensive/special teams assistant coach for the Texans.[6]

StaffEdit

2017 Houston Texans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2017 Houston Texans roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 20 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at Carolina Panthers L 17–27 0–1 Bank of America Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip New England Patriots W 27–23 1–1 NRG Stadium Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip at New Orleans Saints L 0–13 1–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
4 N/A Dallas Cowboys Cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey

† The game was originally scheduled for August 31, and to be moved from its original venue, NRG Stadium, to the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, due to public safety concerns regarding flooding in the Houston area from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.[7] However, the game was later cancelled in order to allow Texans' players and coaches to return to Houston after the storm.[8]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 Jacksonville Jaguars L 7–29 0–1 NRG Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip at Cincinnati Bengals W 13–9 1–1 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
3 September 24 at New England Patriots L 33–36 1–2 Gillette Stadium Recap
4 October 1 Tennessee Titans W 57–14 2–2 NRG Stadium Recap
5 October 8 Kansas City Chiefs L 34–42 2–3 NRG Stadium Recap
6 October 15 Cleveland Browns W 33–17 3–3 NRG Stadium Recap
7 Bye
8 October 29 at Seattle Seahawks L 38–41 3–4 CenturyLink Field Recap
9 November 5 Indianapolis Colts L 14–20 3–5 NRG Stadium Recap
10 November 12 at Los Angeles Rams L 7–33 3–6 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
11 November 19 Arizona Cardinals W 31–21 4–6 NRG Stadium Recap
12 Template:Dow tooltip at Baltimore Ravens L 16–23 4–7 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
13 December 3 at Tennessee Titans L 13–24 4–8 Nissan Stadium Recap
14 December 10 San Francisco 49ers L 16–26 4–9 NRG Stadium Recap
15 December 17 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 7–45 4–10 EverBank Field Recap
16 December 25 Pittsburgh Steelers L 6–34 4–11 NRG Stadium Recap
17 December 31 at Indianapolis Colts L 13–22 4–12 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week One: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 16 7 3

29

Texans 0 0 7 0

7

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 42-yard field goal, 12:12. Jaguars 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards, 2:52.

Second quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 25-yard field goal, 14:52. Jaguars 6–0. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 5:11.
  • JAX – Leonard Fournette 1-yard run (Jason Myers PAT no good), 2:02. Jaguars 12–0. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 5:29.
  • JAX – Dante Fowler Jr. 53-yard fumble recovery (Jason Myers kick), 0:49. Jaguars 19–0. Drive: 5 plays, 28 yards, 1:13.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 38-yard field goal, 3:15. Jaguars 29–7. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 0:16.

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The Texans' offensive line played poorly in the game, giving up a total of 10 sacks. Tom Savage started at quarterback for Houston and was sacked 6 times for a total loss of 33 yards. Savage was benched at halftime, finishing the game 7/13 with 62 yards and fumbled twice. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson entered the game in the second half and ended the first drive on a 4-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Watson didn't fare much better behind the poor offensive line play, being sacked 4 times for a total loss of 21 yards with one fumble. Watson finished the game 12/23 for 102 yards with one touchdown and an interception along with 2 rushes for 16 yards.

Linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games without pay following the game for violating the NFL's PED policy.[9]

Week 2: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Two: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 7 0 3

13

Bengals 0 6 3 0

9

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 26-yard field goal, 1:32. Texans 3–0. Drive: 6 plays, 12 yards, 3:04.

Second quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 39-yard field goal, 13:48. Tied 3–3. Drive: 5 plays, 43 yards, 2:44.
  • HOU – Deshaun Watson 49-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 0:50. Texans 10–3. Drive: 9 plays, 94 yards, 3:40.
  • CIN – Randy Bullock 29-yard field goal, 0:06. Texans 10–6. Drive: 6 plays, 64 yards, 0:48.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 30-yard field goal, 6:30. Texans 10–9. Drive: 15 plays, 63 yards, 8:24.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 42-yard field goal, 2:01. Texans 13–9. Drive: 13 plays, 66 yards, 6:19.

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  • HOU – Deshaun Watson – 5 carries, 67 yards, TD
  • CIN – Joe Mixon – 9 carries, 36 yards

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Deshaun Watson started his first NFL game for the Texans against the Bengals on Thursday Night Football. Watson scored the team's only touchdown of the game on a 49-yard run while the Bengals failed to score a touchdown.

Week 3: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Three: Houston Texans at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 10 10 7 6

33

Patriots 7 14 7 8

36

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NE – Chris Hogan 7-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 12:25. Patriots 14–10. Drive: 1 plays, 12 yards, 0:32.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 40-yard field goal, 7:01. Patriots 14–13. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 5:24.
  • HOU – Jadeveon Clowney 22-yard fumble recovery (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:15. Texans 20–14. Drive: 2 plays, -3 yards, 0:46.
  • NE – Chris Hogan 47-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 3:58. Patriots 21–20. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:17.

Third quarter

  • NE – Brandin Cooks 42-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 12:45. Patriots 28–20. Drive: 5 plays, 81 yards, 2:15.
  • HOU – Ryan Griffin 12-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 7:12. Patriots 28–27. Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 5:33.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 31-yard field goal, 12:13. Texans 30–28. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 4:29.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 36-yard field goal, 2:28. Texans 33–28. Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 3:31.
  • NE – Brandin Cooks 25-yard pass from Tom Brady (Cooks pass from Brady for two-point conversion), 0:23. Patriots 36–33. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:01.

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Trying to get their first ever win in New England and only their second ever win against the Patriots, the Texans led 33-28 with 2:28 remaining, but Tom Brady threw the game winning touchdown to Brandin Cooks with 23 seconds remaining. With the loss, the Texans fell to 1-2. They also fell to 1-9 all time against the Patriots, and 0-6 against them in Foxborough.

Week 4: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 14 0 0

14

Texans 14 16 7 20

57

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • HOU – Will Fuller 16-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 14:54. Texans 21–0. Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:47.
  • TEN – Marcus Mariota 34-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 11:44. Texans 21–7. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 3:10.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 50-yard field goal, 6:06. Texans 24–7. Drive: 12 plays, 43 yards, 5:38.
  • TEN – Marcus Mariota 2-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 1:50. Texans 24–14. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:11.
  • HOU – Deshaun Watson 1-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn PAT no good), 1:19. Texans 30–14. Drive: 1 play, 58 yards, 0:31.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Will Fuller 10-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:51. Texans 37–14. Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 8:09.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Lamar Miller 8-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 11:19. Texans 44–14. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 5:27.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 40-yard field goal, 8:44. Texans 47–14. Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, 2:11.
  • HOU – Dylan Cole 25-yard interception return (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 8:31. Texans 54–14. Drive: 1 play, 0 yards, 0:08.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 33-yard field goal, 3:39. Texans 57–14. Drive: 3 plays, 0 yards, 1:24.

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The Texans never punted during the first half, with four drives ending in a touchdown and one in a 50-yard field goal from Ka'imi Fairbairn. On Houston's last possession of the half, a Deshaun Watson pass was intercepted by Kevin Byard. Andre Hal intercepted two Marcus Mariota passes during the half.[10] The Texans' first punt came on their second possession of the second half, with 3:27 left in the 3rd quarter. The 30 points scored in the first half are the second most in franchise history. Houston defeated Tennessee by a score of 57–14, the most points scored in a single game in franchise history.[11]

Week 5: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Five: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 20 0 19

42

Texans 0 7 6 21

34

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 35-yard field goal, 6:57. Chiefs 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 64 yards, 8:07.

Second quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 42-yard field goal, 11:28. Chiefs 6–0. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 6:21.
  • KC – Charcandrick West 8-yard pass from Alex Smith (Harrison Butker kick), 5:45. Chiefs 13–0. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 4:52.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 41-yard field goal, 4:21. Chiefs 16–0. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 0:51.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 6-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 1:49. Chiefs 16–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:28.
  • KC – Charcandrick West 4-yard pass from Alex Smith (Harrison Butker kick), 0:34. Chiefs 23–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:15.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Will Fuller 9-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Two-point conversion failed), 3:20. Chiefs 23–13. Drive: 7 plays, 78 yards, 3:58.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Harrison Butker 35-yard field goal, 14:05. Chiefs 26–13. Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 4:15.
  • HOU – Will Fuller 48-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 12:00. Chiefs 26–20. Drive: 5 plays, 70 yards, 2:01.
  • KC – De'Anthony Thomas 10-yard pass from Alex Smith (Two-point conversion failed), 8:57. Chiefs 32–20. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 3:03.
  • KC – Tyreek Hill 82-yard punt return (Harrison Butker kick), 7:22. Chiefs 39–20.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 34-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Two-point conversion failed), 3:05. Chiefs 39–26. Drive: 3 plays, 37 yards, 0:16.
  • KC – Harrison Butker 49-yard field goal, 1:13. Chiefs 42–26. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:49.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 1-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Deshaun Watson run for two-point conversion), 0:00. Chiefs 42–34. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:08.

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Coming back from a blowout win against Tennessee, the Texans went to face an undefeated Chiefs team. However, tragedy struck when DE J. J. Watt suffered a season ending leg injury in the first quarter that was later revealed to be a tribal plateau fracture to his left leg. [12] OLB Whitney Mercilus also suffered a season ending pectoral injury. [13] Taking advantage of the Watt injury, the Chiefs jumped out to a 16-0 lead 26 minutes into the game. Houston came within 6 points of the lead early in the fourth quarter, but the Texans defense could not keep up with the Chiefs offense. The Chiefs won by 8 points and the Texans fell to 2-3 on the season.

Watt and Mercilus ended up having a major impact on the team, the team going 2-10 without them (including the Chiefs game) and 2-2 with them.

Week 6: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Six: Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 3 0 0 14

17

Texans 10 14 9 0

33

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,815
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 40-yard field goal, 10:57. Texans 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 4:03.
  • CLE – Zane Gonzalez 41-yard field goal, 3:15. Tied 3–3. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:34.
  • HOU – Will Fuller 39-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 0:41. Texans 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 87 yards, 2:34.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Johnathan Joseph 82-yard interception return (kick failed), 11:08. Texans 16–3. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 4:33.
  • HOU – Braxton Miller 1-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ryan Griffin pass), 4:05. Texans 24–3. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:49.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Penalty on Kevin Hogan enforced in CLE end zone for a safety, 10:10. Texans 26–3. Drive: 3 plays, -3 yards, 1:28.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 3-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 4:05. Texans 33–3. Drive: 13 plays, 65 yards, 6:05.

Fourth quarter

  • CLE – Jason McCourty 56-yard interception return (Zane Gonzalez kick), 13:27. Texans 33–10. Drive: 4 plays, 21 yards, 1:53.
  • CLE – Seth DeValve 3-yard pass from Kevin Hogan (Zane Gonzalez kick), 1:03. Texans 33–17. Drive: 4 plays, 50 yards, 0:46.

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The Texans started the year 3-3, however this was their high point of the season. They suffered another major injury in week 9 and went 1-9 from week 7 onwards.

Week 8: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Eight: Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 14 7 3 14

38

Seahawks 14 7 6 14

41

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CDT/1:05 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,025
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon and Dana Jacobson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • HOU – Will Fuller 20-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 9:34. Texans 21–14. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 5:06.
  • SEA – Paul Richardson 7-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 6:02. Tied 21–21. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:32.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 31-yard field goal, 7:08. Texans 24–21. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 4:19.
  • SEA – Blair Walsh 21-yard field goal, 4:39. Tied 24–24. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:29.
  • SEA – Blair Walsh 21-yard field goal, 2:27. Seahawks 27–24. Drive: 5 plays, 5 yards, 1:21.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Lamar Miller 2-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 9:09. Texans 31–27. Drive: 5 plays, 71 yards, 2:16.
  • SEA – Jimmy Graham 1-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 5:37. Seahwaks 34–31. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:32.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 72-yard pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 5:01. Texans 38–34. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:48.
  • SEA – Jimmy Graham 18-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 0:21. Seahawks 41–38. Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:18.

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  • HOU – Deshaun Watson – 8 carries, 67 yards
  • SEA – Russell Wilson – 4 carries, 30 yards

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Week 9: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

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

20

Texans 0 7 0 7

14

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 22-yard field goal, 4:37. Colts 10–0. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:53.
  • HOU – Lamarr Houston 34-yard fumble recovery (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 0:56. Colts 10–7. Drive: 7 plays, 14 yards, 0:56.

Third quarter

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 80-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:56. Colts 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 91 yards, 3:45.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 53-yard field goal, 9:17. Colts 20–7. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:46.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 34-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:11. Colts 20–14. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:01.

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The Texans suffered a serious blow when quarterback Deshaun Watson tore his ACL during practice and was lost for the season.[14] Tom Savage was named the starter for Houston with T. J. Yates and Matt McGloin being signed as backups.[15]

The Texans only had 96 yards of total offense in the first half with Savage completing 7 passes on 19 attempts for 76 yards. The Colts scored on their first drive with Jacoby Brissett finding T. Y. Hilton for a 45-yard touchdown pass. In the 2nd quarter, Houston kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn missed his first field goal of the season on a 39-yard attempt. The Texans got their first score after Eddie Pleasant sacked Brissett at the Indianapolis 34 yard line. Brissett fumbled the football on the sack with it being recovered by Lamarr Houston who returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. The first half ended with Brissett being sacked by Pleasant again for a loss of 6 yards and a -1 yard run from Frank Gore. Savage threw his first NFL touchdown pass on a 34-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the 4th quarter.

  • Note: In the third quarter, the Sutherland Springs church shootings happened during a commercial break in which CBS cut to a special news report during the commercial break. Greg Gumbel, after the commercial break, said a prayer before Indianapolis kicked off after scoring.

Week 10: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Ten: Houston Texans at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 7 0 0

7

Rams 3 6 21 3

33

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 60,032
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts and Evan Washburn
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 27-yard field goal, 11:14. Rams 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 1:22.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 33-yard field goal, 10:22. Rams 6–0. Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards, 3:04.
  • HOU – Bruce Ellington 26-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:31. Texans 7–6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:46.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 50-yard field goal, 0:23. Rams 9–7. Drive: 10 plays, 43 yards, 1:21.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Robert Woods 94-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 9:23. Rams 16–7. Drive: 2 plays, 96 yards, 0:33.
  • LAR – Sammy Watkins 17-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 1:33. Rams 23–7. Drive: 3 plays, 36 yards, 1:18.
  • LAR – Robert Woods 12-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 1:14. Rams 30–7. Drive: 1 play, 12 yards, 0:10.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 33-yard field goal, 7:38. Rams 33–7. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 6:21.

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Week 11: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Eleven: Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 14 7 0

21

Texans 0 10 7 14

31

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • HOU – Lamar Miller 7-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 14:12. Texans 7–0. Drive: 12 plays, 89 yards, 6:58.
  • ARI – Larry Fitzgerald 20-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 7:20. Tied 7–7. Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards, 0:47.
  • ARI – Ricky Seals-Jones 11-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 1:53. Cardinals 14–7. Drive: 2 plays, 15 yards, 0:29.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 34-yard field goal, 0:09. Cardinals 14–10. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 1:48.

Third quarter

  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 28-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 11:02. Texans 17–14. Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:58.
  • ARI – Ricky Seals-Jones 28-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert (Phil Dawson kick), 4:41. Cardinals 21–17. Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, 3:45.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – D'Onta Foreman 3-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 13:13. Texans 24–21. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:28.
  • HOU – D'Onta Foreman 34-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:26. Texans 31–21. Drive: 1 play, 34 yards, 0:07.

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After struggling for the past 2 weeks, the Texans' offense improved against the Cardinals, scoring 4 touchdowns. Tom Savage threw 2 touchdowns in the game: a 7-yard pass to Lamar Miller in the 1st quarter and a 28-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins in the 3rd quarter. Rookie running back D'Onta Foreman rushed for 2 touchdowns on a 3-yard run and a 34-yard run. Foreman was carted off the field after his 2nd touchdown with a lower leg injury.[16]

Savage turned the ball over twice in the game, fumbling after being sacked by Budda Baker and throwing an interception to Patrick Peterson. Arizona scored a touchdown following both Houston turnovers. Blaine Gabbert threw 2 interceptions: one to Eddie Pleasant and one to Andre Hal.

Week 12: at Baltimore RavensEdit

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

16

Ravens 0 17 0 6

23

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • BAL – Javorius Allen 10-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 11:10. Tied 7–7. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:12.
  • BAL – Alex Collins 8-yard run (Justin Tucker kick), 6:44. Ravens 14–7. Drive: 5 plays, 46 yards, 2:26.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 25-yard field goal, 1:52. Ravens 14–10. Drive: 13 plays, 68 yards, 4:56.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 53-yard field goal, 0:12. Ravens 17–10. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 1:41.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 36-yard field goal, 4:40. Ravens 17–13. Drive: 13 plays, 65 yards, 6:20.

Fourth quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 31-yard field goal, 10:59. Ravens 20–13. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards, 5:27.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 37-yard field goal, 8:40. Ravens 20–16. Drive: 7 plays, 56 yards, 2:18.
  • BAL – Justin Tucker 49-yard field goal, 2:58. Ravens 23–16. Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 1:51.

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Week 13: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Thirteen: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 7 0 3

13

Titans 0 10 7 7

24

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 3
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 62,758
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 23-yard field goal, 9:25. Texans 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 36 yards, 3:39.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Stephen Anderson 4-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 10:40. Texans 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards, 3:17.
  • TEN – Marcus Mariota 9-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 4:18. Texans 10–7. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 6:22.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 43-yard field goal, 0:04. Tied 10–10. Drive: 4 plays, 37 yards, 0:35.

Third quarter

  • TEN – Delanie Walker 24-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick), 0:03. Titans 17–10. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:17.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 42-yard field goal, 4:42. Titans 17–13. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 6:49.
  • TEN – Derrick Henry 75-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 0:46. Titans 24–13. Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, 0:22.

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Week 14: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Battle Red Day

Week Fourteen: San Francisco 49ers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 13 10 3

26

Texans 3 6 7 0

16

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 55-yard field goal, 9:08. Texans 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 30 yards, 4:16.

Second quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 52-yard field goal, 6:36. Tied 3–3. Drive: 5 plays, 31 yards, 2:34.
  • SF – Carlos Hyde 2-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 2:32. 49ers 10–3. Drive: 6 plays, 68 yards, 3:05.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 7-yard pass from T. J. Yates (PAT failed), 0:54. 49ers 10–9. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 1:38.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 35-yard field goal, 0:02. 49ers 13–9. Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards, 0:52.

Third quarter

  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 29-yard pass from T. J. Yates (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 12:11. Texans 16–13. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:49.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 25-yard field goal, 8:15. Tied 16–16. Drive: 11 plays, 68 yards, 3:59.
  • SF – Garrett Celek 6-yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Robbie Gould kick), 1:53. 49ers 23–16. Drive: 6 plays, 85 yards, 3:33.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 41-yard field goal, 3:54. 49ers 26–16. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 1:46.

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  • SF -
  • HOU -

Tom Savage left the game in the 2nd quarter with a concussion. Savage took a hard hit from Elvis Dumervil and his hands were visibly shaking and had trouble rolling over on his side.[17] After throwing two incomplete passes on the ensuing drive, Savage was further evaluated and taken into the locker room. Savage's return was heavily criticized by fans, media members, and concussion experts, including Chris Nowinski.[18] Savage finished the game 6-of-12 for 63 yards. T. J. Yates came in at quarterback on the Texans' next drive, leading a 9 play, 75 yard touchdown drive, ending with a 7-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins.

With the loss, the Texans fell to 4–9, ensuring their first losing season under head coach Bill O'Brien. Houston was eliminated from playoff contention the following day after the Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots.

Week 15: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Fifteen: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 0 7 0

7

Jaguars 7 24 7 7

45

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • JAX – Jaydon Mickens 5-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Josh Lambo kick), 14:51. Jaguars 14–0. Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 1:59.
  • JAX – Jaydon Mickens 14-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Josh Lambo kick), 10:18. Jaguars 21–0. Drive: 6 plays, 63 yards, 2:59.
  • JAX – Josh Lambo 38-yard field goal, 0:56. Jaguars 24–0. Drive: 8 plays, 25 yards, 0:56.
  • JAX – Keelan Cole 9-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Josh Lambo kick), 0:30. Jaguars 31–0. Drive: 2 plays, 45 yards, 0:11.

Third quarter

  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 25-yard pass from T.J. Yates (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 8:17. Jaguars 31–7. Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 4:30.
  • JAX – Tommy Bohanon 1-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 7:16. Jaguars 38–7. Drive: 3 plays, 74 yards, 0:59.

Fourth quarter

  • JAX – Corey Grant 8-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 10:30. Jaguars 45–7. Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards, 2:07.

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With another blowout loss to the Jaguars, the Texans were swept by Jacksonville for the first time since 2013 and fell to 4–10.

Week 16: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

NFL on Christmas Day

Week Sixteen: Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 10 7 7

34

Texans 0 0 0 6

6

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 34-yard field goal, 10:40. Steelers 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 4:20.
  • PIT – Justin Hunter 5-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 6:59. Steelers 10–0. Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 2:04.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Roosevelt Nix 1-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 4:14. Steelers 17–0. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 6:07.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 36-yard field goal, 0:53. Steelers 20–0. Drive: 6 plays, 10 yards, 1:52.

Third quarter

  • PIT – Le'Veon Bell 10-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 1:48. Steelers 27–0. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 3:55.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 3-yard pass from T. J. Yates (pass failed), 12:30. Steelers 27–6. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:18.
  • PIT – JuJu Smith-Schuster 18-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 9:26. Steelers 34–6. Drive: 5 plays, 79 yards, 3:04.

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Week 17: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Seventeen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 10 0 0

13

Colts 0 7 7 8

22

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 52-yard field goal, 8:15. Texans 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 5:26.

Second quarter

  • IND – Jack Doyle 6-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:55. Colts 7–3. Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 8:20.
  • HOU – Alfred Blue 2-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:55. Texans 10–7. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 8:00.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 46-yard field goal, 1:44. Texans 13–7. Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 4:37.

Third quarter

  • IND – Marlon Mack 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 6:51. Colts 14–13. Drive: 13 plays, 83 yards, 6:39.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – T. J. Yates sacked in end zone by Hassan Ridgeway for a Safety, 12:07. Colts 16–13.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 54-yard field goal, 8:47. Colts 19–13. Drive: 7 plays, 20 yards, 3:20.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 22-yard field goal, 0:31. Colts 22–13. Drive: 12 plays, 49 yards, 6:06.

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StandingsEdit

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NotesEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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