The Houston Texans are a NFL team based out of Houston, Texas. The team plays in the American Football Conference in the South Division along with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tennessee Titans.
Year Founded: 2002
Stadium/Capacity: Reliant Stadium 71500
Head Coach: Gary Kubiak
Colors: deep steel blue, battle red, and liberty white
In March 1998, Bob McNair learned that the NFL officially awarded Cleveland its promised expansion franchise, making it the NFL's 31st team; NFL Commissioner Tagliabue said that the league would likely add a 32nd team in the next two years, with the three top candidates being Toronto, Los Angeles, and Houston. Almost a year and a half later he was awarded the NFL's 32nd franchise.
On January 21, 2001, the Texans turned to the coaching staff and introduced Dom Capers as the club's first head coach.The Texans began play in 2002. The team had some serious ups-and-downs in their first five years, but after five McNair decided that it was time for a change and let Capers go.
Under new head coach Gary Kubiak the team quickly became one of the best offenses in the league, but still had trouble winning games. In the 2009 season they went on a four game winning streak to end the season to finish with their first winning record in franchise history.