2013 Houston Texans Season
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2013 Houston Texans Season
2013 Houston Texans season
Head coachGary Kubiak (fired on December 6, 2-11 record)
Wade Phillips (Interim during Week 10 while Kubiak recovered from a mini-stroke; Interim from Weeks 15-17, 0-3 record)
General managerRick Smith
OwnerBob McNair
Home fieldReliant Stadium
Results
Record2-14
Division place4th AFC South
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlers

The 2013 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 12th season in the National Football League. The Texans failed to improve upon their 12-4 record from 2012, suffering through a season-ending 14-game losing streak following a 2-0 start and missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Head coach Gary Kubiak was fired after eight seasons following their eleventh loss (Week 14 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars). Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was named the interim head coach for the final three games of the season. Their 14-game losing streak is the worst in team history.[1] Coming off a franchise-best 12-4 record just the year before, the Texans tie a league record with the Houston Oilers (who, coincidentally, also went 12-4 in 1993 and 2-14 in 1994) for the biggest season-to-season decline in win total. On January 3, 2014, claiming that "I'm ready to kick 2013 the hell out the door", Texans owner Robert McNair announced that former Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien would be the Texans' third head coach.[2]

2013 draft class

2013 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 27 DeAndre Hopkins *  WR Clemson
2 57 D. J. Swearinger  FS South Carolina
3 89 Brennan Williams  OT North Carolina
3 95 Sam Montgomery  OLB/DE LSU Compensatory
4 124 Trevardo Williams  OLB/DE Connecticut
6 176 David Quessenberry  OT San Jose State Pick from OAK
6 195 Alan Bonner  WR Jacksonville State
6 198 Chris Jones  DT Bowling Green Pick from STL
6 201 Ryan Griffin  TE Connecticut Compensatory
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft trades

  • The Texans traded their fifth-round selection (No. 160 overall) to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for two sixth-round selections from the Rams -- Nos. 184 and 198 overall. The Texans later traded the No. 184 selection along with their seventh-round selection (No. 233 overall) to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the Raiders' sixth-round selection (No. 176 overall).

Staff

Final roster

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 at Minnesota Vikings W 27-13 1-0 Mall of America Field at the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Recap
2 August 17 Miami Dolphins W 24-17 2-0 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 August 25 New Orleans Saints L 23-31 2-1 Reliant Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Dallas Cowboys W 24-6 3-1 AT&T Stadium Recap

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at San Diego Chargers W 31-28 1-0 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
2 September 15 Tennessee Titans W 30-24 (OT) 2-0 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 September 22 at Baltimore Ravens L 9-30 2-1 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
4 September 29 Seattle Seahawks L 20-23 (OT) 2-2 Reliant Stadium Recap
5 October 6 at San Francisco 49ers L 3-34 2-3 Candlestick Park Recap
6 October 13 St. Louis Rams L 13-38 2-4 Reliant Stadium Recap
7 October 20 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16-17 2-5 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 3 Indianapolis Colts L 24-27 2-6 Reliant Stadium Recap
10 November 10 at Arizona Cardinals L 24-27 2-7 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
11 November 17 Oakland Raiders L 23-28 2-8 Reliant Stadium Recap
12 November 24 Jacksonville Jaguars L 6-13 2-9 Reliant Stadium Recap
13 December 1 New England Patriots L 31-34 2-10 Reliant Stadium Recap
14 December 5 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20-27 2-11 EverBank Field Recap
15 December 15 at Indianapolis Colts L 3-25 2-12 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
16 December 22 Denver Broncos L 13-37 2-13 Reliant Stadium Recap
17 December 29 at Tennessee Titans L 10-16 2-14 LP Field Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers

The Texans won their fourth straight regular season opener and picked up their first franchise victory against the San Diego Chargers, improving to 1-4 against them on the late game of ESPN's Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader. San Diego scored 4 times compared to Houston's 1 to take a 28-7 3rd quarter lead before Houston scored 24 straight points to win 31-28.

Week 2: vs. Tennessee Titans

With the OT win, the Texans improved to 2-0 for the 4th straight year. In a hard fought defensive battle, Tennessee built up a lead as big as 24-16 before Houston sent it to overtime behind Arian Foster's TD run and 2-point conversion with 1:53 to go in regulation. DeAndre Hopkins caught his first career touchdown, which was the game-winning touchdown to give the Texans the 30-24 win. If not for this overtime victory, the 2013 Texans would've became the first team since the 2001 Carolina Panthers to win their opener and lose the remainder of their games.

Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens

The Texans' 14-game losing streak started in Baltimore, where the Ravens pummeled Houston, 30-9. The Texans fell to 2-1. After Houston grabbed a 6-3 lead, the Ravens got a pick-six and a punt return for a touchdown to make it 17-6. Baltimore outscored Houston in the second half 13-3 en route to a 30-9 win.

Week 4: vs. Seattle Seahawks

After falling behind 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Texans scored 20 unanswered to build up a 20-3 halftime lead. But with a 20-6 fourth quarter lead, Houston gave up two touchdowns, including a pick-six by Richard Sherman to tie the game at 20. The Seahawks won in overtime 23-20 on Steven Hauschka's 45-yard field goal with 3:23 to go in OT. With the surprising loss, the Texans fell to 2-2.

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers

Matt Schaub threw another pick-six in a blowout loss to the 49ers. The final was 34-3 and the Texans fell to 2-3.

Week 6: vs. St. Louis Rams

St. Louis had 2 straight defensive tds and they dominated Houston 38-13. Houston dropped to 2-4.

Week 7: at Kansas City Chiefs

Case Keenum got the start in a game that ended with Houston losing 17-16 to Kansas City. They would drop to 2-5.

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Battle Red Day

Houston got off to a 21-3 lead, but Indy outscored them 24-3 to win 27-24. Houston dropped to 2-6. At halftime, head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field on his way to the locker room with a Transient Ischemic Attack. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over head coaching duties for the remainder of the game.

Week 10: at Arizona Cardinals

Arizona dominated the second half in a 27-24 win. Houston dropped to 2-7

Week 11: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 13: vs. New England Patriots

The Texans had a lead as much as 17-7 at the half, but fell 34-31 to the Patriots to match their combined number of losses from the previous two seasons (10).

Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars

With the Texans dropping to 2-11, Houston was swept by the Jaguars for the first time since 2009.

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 17: at Tennessee Titans

With the loss to Tennessee, Houston lost 14 straight games to close out a disappointing season.

The Texans 14 game losing streak has matched the 1980 Saints and the 1976 Buccaneers.

Standings

Division

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4)Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 6-0 9-3 391 336 W3
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 362 381 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250 3-3 4-8 247 449 L3
Houston Texans 2 14 0 .125 1-5 2-10 276 428 L14

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division winners
1 Denver Broncos West 13 3 0 .813 5-1 9-3 0.469 0.423 W2
2 New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4-2 9-3 0.473 0.427 W2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 11 5 0 .688 3-3 8-4 0.480 0.494 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6-0 9-3 0.484 0.449 W3
Wild cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 2-4 7-5 0.445 0.335 L2
6 San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 4-2 6-6 0.496 0.549 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4-2 6-6 0.469 0.441 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3-3 6-6 0.484 0.418 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3-3 5-7 0.488 0.414 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2-4 7-5 0.523 0.523 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 0.504 0.375 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3-3 5-7 0.520 0.500 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1-5 4-8 0.523 0.359 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3-3 4-8 0.504 0.234 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2-4 3-9 0.516 0.477 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1-5 2-10 0.559 0.500 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42-28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19-6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19-3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19-9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32-28).
  9. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References

  1. ^ "Official Site of the Houston Texans". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2014/01/bill-obrien-officially-introduced-as-texans-new-coach/
  3. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013.

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