2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
10-6, 1st in AFC South
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Sources: Weaver replaces Crennel as Texans DC

The Texans promoted defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to be their defensive coordinator, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He takes over the job from Romeo Crennel.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien hasn't met with owner Cal McNair, but when asked whether the Texans will hire a GM, he said, "The way I see it right now, it stays the way it is."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he and the Texans' front office will sit down with nose tackle D.J. Reader, an upcoming free agent, and "try to do what's best for both sides." "D.J. has played a lot of great football for us," O'Brien said.

Orlovsky: Watson should've fired O'Brien after loss to Chiefs (0:55)

ESPN Daily: All Of The NFL's Divisional Weekend Drama

This weekend's NFL action was full of shock and awe. On Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers' defense stymied Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings. In Baltimore, the Ravens were upset by a stout Tennessee Titans defense and ferocious rushing attack. And on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs engineered a breathtaking comeback over the Houston Texans, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers held on to defeat the Seattle Seahawks. ESPN insider Bill Barnwell and Mina Kimes break down the highs and lows of the divisional weekend.

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Watson: 'No doubt' O'Brien right coach for Texans

Texans QB Deshaun Watson was unequivocal in his support of coach Bill O'Brien after Houston surrendered a 24-0 lead in a loss to the Chiefs: "I love that man. I'm going to play hard for that man. ... as long as I'm at quarterback, he's cool with me."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien on why he kicked a field goal instead of going for it on fourth and one: "I felt like I had a first down there and when I didn't, I just felt like we didn't have a great play there for the fourth down at that point in time," O'Brien said. "I felt it was better to kick the three, but that's a very fair question. I felt like it was just better to kick the field goal there."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Hyde, who was on a one-year deal, said he "definitely" wants to be back in Houston. "I'm not trying to go to another team and start all over again," Hyde said. "I felt like Houston was home. I think I handled my part. I've just got to let things play out in the offseason and see what happens."

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson said he has "no doubt" Bill O'Brien is the right coach in Houston. "There's no doubt. I mean, you might have doubt, but there's no doubt. I mean, I love that man. I'm going to play hard for that man. Y'all can say whatever you want to say ... but as long as I'm at quarterback, he's cool with me. He's got my heart. He's going to get all of my 110% every time I step on that field. So, y'all can say whatever, but I'm always rooting for that man and going to play hard for him."

Saturday: O'Brien's hesitation cost the Texans (1:47)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Texans played man coverage on 20 of Patrick Mahomes' 22 pass attempts in the first half. Mahomes had the best QBR in the league vs. zone coverage in the regular season this year. (ESPN pass coverage metrics use NFL Next Gen Stats data.)

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The Chiefs should have gone for 2 after Damien Williams scored. They only need a 34% chance of converting to justify going for 2, according to ESPN's win probability model. Any team would be well above that.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have struggled to start games this season, but after one quarter in Kansas City, Houston leads the Chiefs 21-0. Quarterback Deshaun Watson completed 7 of 8 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yard touchdown to wide receiver Kenny Stills. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Texans are 5-0 this season when leading by 14 or more points at any point.

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Kenny Stills had 8.3 yards of separation at the time of catch on his touchdown reception, per NFL Next Gen Stats. That's the most separation on a TD reception in the last three postseasons.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.415th
Rushing Yards125.69th
Points For23.614th
Points Against24.1