2013 Houston Texans season

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2013 Houston Texans season
Head coach Gary 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 manager Rick Smith
Owner Bob McNair
Home field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 4th AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2012 2014

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, and suffered through a season-ending 14-game losing streak following a 2–0 start. 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] 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[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 27 DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
2 57 D. J. Swearinger FS South Carolina
3 89 Brennan Williams OT North Carolina
95[a] Sam Montgomery OLB/DE LSU
4 124 Trevardo Williams OLB/DE Connecticut
6[b] 176 David Quessenberry OT San Jose State
195 Alan Bonner WR Jacksonville State
198 Chris Jones DT Bowling Green
201[a] Ryan Griffin TE UConn
Notes
^[a] Compensatory selection.
^[b] 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[edit]

2013 Houston Texans staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 Houston Texans final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 16 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:00 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings W 27–13 1–0 Mall of America Field at the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
KTRK Recap
2 August 17 7:00 p.m. CDT Miami Dolphins W 24–17 2–0 Reliant Stadium KTRK Recap
3 August 25 3:00 p.m. CDT New Orleans Saints L 23–31 2–1 Reliant Stadium Fox Recap
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. CDT at Dallas Cowboys W 24–6 3–1 AT&T Stadium KTRK Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 9:20 p.m. CDT at San Diego Chargers W 31–28 1–0 Qualcomm Stadium ESPN[a] Recap
2 September 15 12:00 p.m. CDT Tennessee Titans W 30–24 (OT) 2–0 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 22 12:00 p.m. CDT at Baltimore Ravens L 9–30 2–1 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
4 September 29 12:00 p.m. CDT Seattle Seahawks L 20–23 (OT) 2–2 Reliant Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 6 7:20 p.m. CDT at San Francisco 49ers L 3–34 2–3 Candlestick Park NBC Recap
6 October 13 12:00 p.m. CDT St. Louis Rams L 13–38 2–4 Reliant Stadium Fox Recap
7 October 20 3:25 p.m. CDT[3] at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–17 2–5 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
8 Bye
9 November 3 7:20 p.m. CST Indianapolis Colts L 24–27 2–6 Reliant Stadium NBC Recap
10 November 10 3:25 p.m. CST at Arizona Cardinals L 24–27 2–7 University of Phoenix Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 17 12:00 p.m. CST Oakland Raiders L 23–28 2–8 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 24 12:00 p.m. CST Jacksonville Jaguars L 6–13 2–9 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 1 12:00 p.m. CST[4] New England Patriots L 31–34 2–10 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 5 7:25 p.m. CST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–27 2–11 EverBank Field NFLN[a] Recap
15 December 15 12:00 p.m. CST at Indianapolis Colts L 3–25 2–12 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 22 12:00 p.m. CST Denver Broncos L 13–37 2–13 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
17 December 29 12:00 p.m. CST at Tennessee Titans L 10–16 2–14 LP Field CBS Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on KTRK-TV.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week One: Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 0 7 17 31
Chargers 7 14 7 0 28

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • SD –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • SD –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • SD –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • SD –

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.

Week 2: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Two: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Titans 7 3 0 14 0 24
Texans 7 0 7 10 6 30

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • HOU –

Week 3: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Three: Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 6 0 0 9
Ravens 0 17 7 6 30

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • BAL –

Week 4: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Four: Seattle Seahawks at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Seahawks 3 0 3 14 3 23
Texans 0 20 0 0 0 20

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • HOU –

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Five: Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 0 3 0 3
49ers 14 7 3 10 34

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • SF –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • SF –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • SF –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • SF –

Week 6: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Six: St. Louis Rams at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 10 21 0 38
Texans 0 6 0 7 13

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,104
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hale
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • STL –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • STL –
  • HOU –

Week 7: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 7 6 0 16
Chiefs 7 7 3 0 17

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • KC –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • KC –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • KC –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • KC –

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Battle Red Day
Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 9 15 27
Texans 14 7 3 0 24

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), clear (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,778
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • HOU –

Week 10: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Ten: Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 10 0 7 24
Cardinals 7 7 6 7 27

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • Game attendance: 60,845
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • ARI –

Week 11: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Eleven: Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 14 0 14 0 28
Texans 0 17 0 6 23

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,726
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • OAK –
  • HOU –

Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Twelve: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 3 0 3 13
Texans 0 3 3 0 6

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,659
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • JAX – Josh Scobee 30-yard field goal, Jaguars 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards, 4:01.
  • HOU – Randy Bullock 49-yard field goal, Jaguars 10–3. Drive: 9 plays, 49 yards, 4:35.
Third quarter
  • HOU – Randy Bullock 20-yard field goal, Jaguars 10–6. Drive: 13 plays, 83 yards, 6:34.
Fourth quarter
  • JAX – Josh Scobee 53-yard field goal, Jaguars 13–6. Drive: 8 plays, 42 yards, 4:27.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 13: vs. New England Patriots[edit]

Week Thirteen: New England Patriots at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 0 14 13 34
Texans 10 7 7 7 31

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST[4]
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), mostly cloudy (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,769
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NE –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • NE –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • NE –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • NE –
  • HOU –

Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Fourteen: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 7 10 3 20
Jaguars 7 10 7 3 27

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • JAC –

Week 15: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Fifteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 0 0 0 3
Colts 7 13 5 0 25

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,470
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • IND –

Week 16: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Sixteen: Denver Broncos at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 13 0 21 37
Texans 3 3 7 0 13

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), partly cloudy (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,761
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DEN –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • DEN –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • DEN –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • DEN –
  • HOU –

Week 17: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Seventeen: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 7 0 0 3 10
Titans 0 6 7 3 16

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • HOU –
  • TEN – Fitzpatrick 15-26, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • HOU –
  • TEN –

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

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

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[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Denver Broncos (1) West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 zNew England Patriots (2) East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] yCincinnati Bengals (3) North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 yIndianapolis Colts (4) South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 wKansas City Chiefs (5) West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 wSan Diego Chargers (6) West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 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.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Site of the Houston Texans". Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2014/01/bill-obrien-officially-introduced-as-texans-new-coach/
  3. ^ a b "Texans-Chiefs game moves to 3:25 pm on CBS". Houston Texans. October 3, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Week 13 Flex Scheduling: Patriots-Texans Moves to 1:00 PM ET on CBS; Broncos-Chiefs Moves to 4:25 PM ET on CBS". NFL Communications. November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 

External links[edit]