2004 Houston Texans season

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2004 Houston Texans season
Head coach Dom Capers
Home field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2003 2005 >

The 2004 Houston Texans season was the third season in franchise history and saw the expansion club make a two-game improvement on its previous season record. This was the first season in franchise history where the Texans did not finish in last place in the AFC South. The Texans also earned their first victory over the Tennessee Titans, who preceded the Texans in Houston, this season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 2004 NFL draft
2004 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Dunta Robinson  Cornerback South Carolina
1 27 Jason Babin *  Defensive end Western Michigan
4 122 Glenn Earl  Safety Notre Dame
6 170 Vontez Duff  Defensive back Notre Dame
6 200 Charlie Anderson  Linebacker Mississippi
6 175 Jammal Lord  Running back Nebraska
7 210 Raheem Orr  Linebacker Rutgers
7 211 Sloan Thomas  Wide receiver Texas
7 248 B. J. Symons  Quarterback Texas Tech
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2004 Houston Texans staff
Front office
  • Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Bob McNair
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager – Charley Casserly
  • Associate Director of Pro Scouting – Bobby Grier
  • Associate Director of Pro Scouting – Miller McCalmon
  • Coordinator of College Scouting – Mike Maccagnan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Joe Marciano
  • Assistant Special Teams – Eric Sutulovich

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dan Riley
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Wright

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 San Diego Chargers L 27–20
70,255
2 September 19, 2004 at Detroit Lions L 28–16
61,465
3 September 26, 2004 at Kansas City Chiefs W 24–21
77,433
4 October 3, 2004 Oakland Raiders W 30–17
70,741
5 October 10, 2004 Minnesota Vikings L 34–28 (OT)
70,718
6 October 17, 2004 at Tennessee Titans W 20–10
68,932
7 Bye
8 October 31, 2004 Jacksonville Jaguars W 20–6
70,502
9 November 7, 2004 at Denver Broncos L 31–13
74,292
10 November 14, 2004 at Indianapolis Colts L 49–14
56,511
11 November 21, 2004 Green Bay Packers L 16–13
70,769
12 November 28, 2004 Tennessee Titans W 31–21
70,721
13 December 5, 2004 at New York Jets L 29–7
77,875
14 December 12, 2004 Indianapolis Colts L 23–14
70,762
15 December 19, 2004 at Chicago Bears W 24–5
62,122
16 December 26, 2004 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 21–0
66,227
17 January 2, 2005 Cleveland Browns L 22–14
70,724

Standings[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Indianapolis Colts 12 4 0 .750 5–1 8–4 522 351 L1
Jacksonville Jaguars 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 261 280 W1
Houston Texans 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 309 339 L1
Tennessee Titans 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 344 439 W1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Houston Texans draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.