HOUSTON TEXANS (4-13)
CAMP SITE: Houston
LAST YEAR: The Texans won just four games for the second straight season after winning the AFC South the previous two seasons, costing coach David Culley his job after just one year.
2, 13. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-13)
LAST SEASON: The Texans won just four games for the second straight year in a season that was lost with QB Deshaun Watson sitting out amid a trade request and 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault or harassment.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans led by a touchdown early Sunday before being outscored 23-0 the rest of the way as their offense sputtered in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Rookie Davis Mills threw for 163 yards with a touchdown and an interception as Houston’s two-game winning streak was snapped.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan got back into the locker room after the latest win by the San Francisco 49ers just in time to see New Orleans finish off its own win a couple thousand miles away.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston rookie quarterback Davis Mills got his first NFL win this weekend with a victory over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.
Now he and the Texans (3-11) will look to improve as they close out a disappointing season with three games against playoff contenders.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tremon Smith is planning to do something nice for his blockers. He doesn't know what. He doesn't know when. He just knows he needs 10 of whatever he decides to buy in the next few weeks.
HOUSTON (2-11) at JACKSONVILLE (2-11)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS
BETTING LINE: Jaguars by 5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Davis Mills was rolling early Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, completing pass after pass.
In all, the rookie connected on his first 14 throws to set a franchise record.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have benched veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Davis Mills and coach David Culley said Mills will start for the rest of the season, beginning Sunday against Seattle.
HOUSTON (AP) — Another terrible offensive performance by the Houston Texans this weekend has coach David Culley considering a quarterback change.
Culley benched Tyrod Taylor for rookie Davis Mills in the third quarter of a 31-0 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday and he said Monday that Taylor could lose his starting job.
HOUSTON (AP) — Tyrod Taylor’s days as Houston’s starting quarterback could be numbered.
The veteran was benched in the third quarter of a 31-0 loss to Indianapolis on Sunday, and coach David Culley said he’d decide if he’d keep his job later this week.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans won’t be making any offensive changes this week despite a terrible performance after halftime in a 21-14 loss to the New York Jets Sunday.
Coach David Culley was adamant Monday that offensive coordinator Tim Kelly would continue to call plays and Tyrod Taylor would remain the team’s starting quarterback.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach David Culley insists the Texans are working hard to be competitive each week and are not throwing in the towel in hopes of gaining a higher draft pick.
The first-year coach was asked why he’s sticking with veteran Tyrod Taylor at quarterback instead of using these last eight games to develop rookie Davis Mills and focus on the future with Houston’s season lost after dropping the past eight games before Sunday’s bye.
HOUSTON (AP) — Last season Tyrod Taylor started one game for the Los Angeles Chargers before being sidelined when a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung when giving a painkilling injection for a rib injury.
HOUSTON (AP) — After another embarrassing loss extended Houston’s skid to seven games Sunday, the Texans are focused on trying to keep the season from spiraling further out of control.
“It can always get worse,” defensive lineman Jonathan Greenard said.
HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams hurried, harassed and all-around befuddled Houston Texans rookie Davis Mills.
By the time Mills and the Texans got anything going, the Rams were up by 38 points and quarterback Matthew Stafford had been pulled for a backup.
HOUSTON (AP) — Matthew Stafford’s stellar play has the Los Angeles Rams rolling as they prepare to visit the Houston Texans.
“There’s not many things he’s not doing well, and that’s a real positive,” coach Sean McVay said.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams with Tyrod Taylor not yet ready to return from a hamstring injury.
Taylor practiced this week for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 2 and there was hope that he could play against the Rams.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring in Week 2, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams remains uncertain.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — It's a play that would have haunted the Arizona Cardinals in previous years: Cornerback Byron Murphy Jr. was called for a taunting penalty after a third-down defensive stop, giving the Houston Texans a chance to continue their drive.
HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans dropped their sixth straight game Sunday with a lopsided loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the first question asked to coach David Culley wasn’t even about the game.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans hoped Davis Mills would take another step forward Sunday against Indianapolis to help them snap a four-game skid.
Instead, the rookie quarterback threw two interceptions after halftime to doom the Texans to another embarrassing loss.
HOUSTON (1-4) at INDIANAPOLIS (1-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Colts by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor won't come off injured reserve this week, and left tackle Laremy Tunsil will have thumb surgery and is expected to be out at least a month.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Davis Mills took a huge step forward with his performance this weekend against the New England Patriots.
Now the Texans are looking for the rookie quarterback to translate that progress into a win.
HOUSTON (AP) — Trailing on the road in the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots needed Mac Jones to deliver on Sunday.
The rookie came through, throwing a touchdown pass to tie it before Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Houston Texans.
NEW YORK (AP) — No one said this was going to be easy, rookie.
Playing quarterback in the NFL is no simple task, and this year's class of newcomers is getting a crash course — filled with sacks, interceptions and losses — in how difficult it is to immediately succeed under center.
HOUSTON (AP) — The mistake-riddled performance of Houston rookie quarterback Davis Mills last week against the Buffalo Bills led to the most lopsided loss in franchise history.
Things won’t get any easier Sunday when Mills leads the Texans (1-3) against coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots (1-3).
HOUSTON (AP) — Those watching rookie Davis Mills bungle his way through Houston’s embarrassing loss to Buffalo on Sunday had to be asking one of two questions.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Davis Mills lost his grip on the ball before attempting his first pass.
Things didn't go much better for the rookie and the Houston Texans the rest of the day in a 40-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Defensive end Jerry Hughes and the Buffalo Bills' defense made it clear from the beginning.
If rookie quarterback Davis Mills and the Houston Texans couldn’t score on four snaps from Buffalo’s 13 off Josh Allen’s interception, what chance would they have the rest of the game?
HOUSTON (1-2) at BUFFALO (2-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Buffalo by 15 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HOUSTON (AP) — Since the start of training camp Houston coach David Culley has insisted the Texans would have to run the ball effectively and force turnovers to win this season.
Houston didn’t do either of those things Thursday night and it led to a 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans got a solid performance from rookie quarterback Davis Mills in his first career start Thursday night.
But they were doomed by their inability to run the ball or prevent big plays in a 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston safety Justin Reid and Carolina cornerback A.J. Bouye were among the players inactive Thursday night.
Reid, the Texans' top defensive player, injured his knee Sunday against Cleveland.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will face a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start for the second time in three games Thursday night against Davis Mills and the Houston Texans.
Carolina (2-0) opened the season with a 19-14 victory over the New York Jets in the debut of Zach Wilson, the second overall pick in this year’s draft.
In an effort to get every team a Thursday game, NFL schedule makers often take some of the likely tail-enders and stick them in early season games.
Sort of a “let's get them out of the way before they've lost a lot” philosophy.
NEW YORK — In the midst of difficult negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement, Major League Baseball and its players’ association are scheduled to start a grievance hearing next Monday over the union’s claim the 2020 pandemic-affected season was too short.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury.
Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans hope Tyrod Taylor can play Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
However, if his hamstring injury keeps him out, coach David Culley believes rookie Davis Mills can run the offense effectively.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina.
If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson will not be an option, with coach David Culley saying Monday that Watson would be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Houston's messy quarterback situation got messier.
Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury in the first half and didn't return after halftime, forcing the Texans to play rookie Davis Mills the entire second half of a 31-21 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love's pro debut ended earlier than expected.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Love “kind of got dinged” while getting sacked by Jonathan Greenard late in the first half of the Packers' 26-7 preseason loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Amid major uncertainty surrounding Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans selected Stanford quarterback Davis Mills with their first pick in the NFL draft on Friday night.
Watson's future with the team is in question after 22 women filed lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted or harassed them.