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Template:NFL team The Houston Texans are a National Football League team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans are a member of the AFC South division. The city's previous franchise, The Houston Oilers, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997 and are now the Tennessee Titans.

Founded: The 32nd NFL franchise, awarded in October 1999. Began play in 2002.
Home stadium: Reliant Stadium
Uniform colors: Steel blue, Battle red, and Liberty white
Helmet design: Blue helmet with a bull head in the red, white, and blue colors of the Texas flag
Owner: Bob McNair
Head Coach: Dom Capers
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Franchise history

The Texans made NFL history by becoming the first expansion team to win consecutive season openers, first in 2002, defeating its established NFC in-state rival Dallas Cowboys in its first regular season game by a score of 19-10, then in 2003, beating the Miami Dolphins. In 2004, the Texans were the host team for Super Bowl XXXVIII.

The team has steadily improved with each successive season with a record of 4-12 in its first season, 5-11 in 2003, and 7-9 in 2004. In 2004, they cleared some major hurdles and won two consecutives games twice in that season after failing to do so in either 2002 or 2003. The team could have won three in a row to end the season, but lost in that attempt against the lowly Cleveland Browns. Notably, the Texans began beating up the former Houston franchise, the Tennessee Titans. Houston swept the series against both the Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004. They have yet to put a mark in the Win column against the Indianapolis Colts, the team to beat in the AFC South.

Texans fans are, on balance, pleased with the progress made so far, even though they booed the team for its dreadful performance in the aforementioned Browns game that ended the 2004 season. Fans expect the Texans will break .500 in 2005.

Players of note

Pro Football Hall of Famers

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Current players

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Not to be forgotten

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