2022 Houston Texans season

2022 Houston Texans season
OwnerJanice and D. Cal McNair
General managerNick Caserio
Head coachLovie Smith
Home fieldNRG Stadium
Results
Record0–3–1
Division place4th AFC South
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Houston Texans' 21st in the National Football League (NFL) and their first under Lovie Smith, following the firing of David Culley at the end of the 2021 season.[1]

For the first time since 2016, long-time quarterback Deshaun Watson will not be on the roster, as he was traded to the Cleveland Browns on March 18, 2022.[2]

The Texans recorded their first tie in franchise history after tying the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.[3]

Draft

2022 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Derek Stingley Jr.  CB LSU
1 15 Kenyon Green  OG Texas A&M from Miami via Philadelphia
2 37 Jalen Pitre  S Baylor
2 44 John Metchie III  WR Alabama from Cleveland
3 75 Christian Harris  LB Alabama from Denver
4 107 Dameon Pierce  RB Florida from Detroit via Cleveland
5 150 Thomas Booker  DT Stanford from Chicago
5 170 Teagan Quitoriano  TE Oregon from Tampa Bay via New England
6 205 Austin Deculus  OT LSU from Green Bay
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Draft trades

  • Houston traded quarterback Deshaun Watson and a 2024 sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's first-round selection (13th overall) and fourth-round selection previously acquired from Detroit (107th overall), as well as 2023 and 2024 first-round selections, a 2023 third-round selection, and a 2024 fourth-round selection.[4] Houston later traded the 2022 first-round selection (13th overall) to Philadelphia in exchange for a first-round selection (15th overall), fourth-round selection (124th overall), and two fifth-round selections (162nd and 166th overall).[5]
  • Houston traded a third- and two fourth-round selections (68th, 108th, and 124th overall) to Cleveland in exchange for a second-round selection (44th overall).[6]
  • Houston traded cornerback Bradley Roby to New Orleans in exchange for New Orleans's 2022 third-round selection (80th overall).[7] Houston later traded the pick along with a fifth-round selection (162nd overall) to Denver in exchange for a third-round selection (75th overall).[8]
  • Houston traded a 2022 fourth-round selection (108th overall) as well as 2021 fourth- and fifth-round selections (109th and 158th overall) to Carolina in exchange for a 2021 third-round selection (89th overall).[9]
  • The Los Angeles Rams traded a fourth-round selection and wide receiver Brandin Cooks to Houston in exchange for a 2020 second-round selection.[10]
  • Houston traded a fifth-round selection (148th overall) to Chicago in exchange for wide receiver Anthony Miller and a seventh-round draft selection.[11] Houston later traded the seventh-round selection (228th overall) to Green Bay in exchange for cornerback Ka'dar Hollman.[12]
  • Houston traded wide receiver Randall Cobb to Green Bay in exchange for Green Bay's sixth-round selection (205th overall).[13]
  • San Francisco traded a sixth-round selection to the New York Jets in exchange for linebacker Jordan Willis and a 2021 seventh-round selection.[14] The Jets traded this sixth-round selection (207th overall) to Houston in exchange for linebacker Shaq Lawson.[15]
  • Houston traded its sixth-round selection (183rd overall) and a seventh-round selection (245th overall) to New England in exchange for a fifth-round selection (170th overall).[16] Houston originally received the seventh-round selection from Dallas.[17]
  • Houston traded its seventh-round selection (225th overall) to New England in exchange for tight end Ryan Izzo.[18]

Staff

Offseason changes

Head coach

The Houston Texans fired first-year head coach David Culley on January 13, 2022, who most notably led the Texans to a win at AFC No. 1 seed Tennessee Titans.[19]

Directory

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Front office
  • Owner/senior chairwoman – Janice McNair
  • CEO/chairman – Cal McNair
  • President – Greg Grissom
  • General manager – Nick Caserio
  • Executive vice president of football operations – Jack Easterby
  • Executive vice president/general counsel – Greg Kondritz
  • Director of football operations – Clay Hampton
  • Assistant director of player personnel and college scouting director – James Liipfert
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Ronnie McGill
  • Assistant director of pro scouting – D.J. Debick
  • Director of team development – Dylan Thompson
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive line – Jacques Cesaire
  • Assistant defensive line – Kenyon Jackson
  • Linebackers – Miles Smith
  • Cornerbacks – Dino Vasso
  • Safeties – Joe Danna
  • Defensive assistant – Ben Bolling
  • Defensive assistant/nickels – Ilir Emini
  • Defensive assistant – Dele Harding
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Frank Ross
  • Assistant special teams – Sean Baker
Strength and Conditioning
  • Head strength and conditioning – Mike Eubanks
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach – James Hardy
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach – Joe Distor
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach – Pat Moorer

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Current roster

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Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Roster updated October 2, 2022

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53 active, 10 inactive, 15 practice squad (+1 exempt)

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Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 New Orleans Saints W 17–13 1–0 NRG Stadium Recap
2 August 19 at Los Angeles Rams W 24–20 2–0 SoFi Stadium Recap
3 August 25 San Francisco 49ers W 17–0 3–0 NRG Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 12:00 p.m. Indianapolis Colts T 20–20 (OT) 0–0–1 NRG Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 3:25 p.m. at Denver Broncos L 9–16 0–1–1 Empower Field at Mile High CBS Recap
3 September 25 12:00 p.m. at Chicago Bears L 20–23 0–2–1 Soldier Field CBS Recap
4 October 2 12:00 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers L 24–34 0–3–1 NRG Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 9 12:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars TIAA Bank Field CBS
6 Bye
7 October 23 3:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium CBS
8 October 30 3:05 p.m. Tennessee Titans NRG Stadium CBS
9 November 3 7:15 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles NRG Stadium Prime Video
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS
11 November 20 12:00 p.m. Washington Commanders NRG Stadium Fox
12 November 27 12:00 p.m. at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium CBS
13 December 4 12:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns NRG Stadium CBS
14 December 11 12:00 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Fox
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs NRG Stadium CBS
16 December 24 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium CBS
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars NRG Stadium CBS
18 January 7/8 TBD at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 7–15 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; Week 9 is exempt, as it occurs on a Thursday.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 1: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Colts 3 0 017020
Texans 0 10 100020

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Rodrigo Blankenship 45-yard field goal, 5:13. Colts 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 6:46.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 45-yard field goal, 7:50. Tied 3–3. Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards, 6:20.
  • HOU – O. J. Howard 16-yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 2:37. Texans 10–3. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:49.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 43-yard field goal, 12:17. Texans 13–3. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 2:43.
  • HOU – O. J. Howard 22-yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 7:16. Texans 20–3. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:40.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Rodrigo Blankenship 27-yard field goal, 10:44. Texans 20–6. Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 4:02.
  • IND – Jonathan Taylor 2-yard run (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 7:42. Texans 20–13. Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards, 2:07.
  • IND – Michael Pittman Jr. 15-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 1:54. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:35.

Overtime

  • No scoring plays

Top passers

  • IND – Matt Ryan – 32/50, 352 yards, TD, INT
  • HOU – Davis Mills – 23/37, 240 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • IND – Jonathan Taylor – 31 rushes, 161 yards, TD
  • HOU – Rex Burkhead – 14 rushes, 40 yards

Top receivers

This was the first tie in franchise history.[3]

Week 2: at Denver Broncos

Week 2: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 3 3 309
Broncos 3 3 01016

at Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CDT/2:25 p.m. MDT
  • Game weather: Sunny, 77 °F (25 °C)
  • Game attendance: 76,191
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Michael Grady
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • DEN – Brandon McManus 20-yard field goal, 5:30. Broncos 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 63 yards, 2:18.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 40-yard field goal, 2:19. Tied 3–3. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 3:11.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 44-yard field goal, 7:20. Texans 6–3. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:32.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 24-yard field goal, 0:20. Tied 6–6. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:44.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 24-yard field goal, 8:33. Texans 9–6. Drive: 11 plays, 39 yards, 5:09.

Fourth quarter

  • DEN – Eric Saubert 22-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Brandon McManus kick), 12:37. Broncos 13–9. Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards, 3:56.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 50-yard field goal, 3:36. 'Broncos 16–9. Drive: 12 plays, 54 yards, 6:12.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 3: at Chicago Bears

Week 3: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 7 7 6020
Bears 10 3 7323

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 66 °F (19 °C)
  • Game attendance: 60,592
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Michael Grady
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • HOU – Dameon Pierce 1-yard run (Kaʻimi Fairbairn kick), 7:32. Texans 14–10. Drive: 4 plays, 41 yards, 2:07.
  • CHI – Cairo Santos 50-yard field goal, 1:48. Texans 14–13. Drive: 12 plays, 50 yards, 5:44.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Kaʻimi Fairbairn 39-yard field goal, 11:25. Texans 17–13. Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:35.
  • CHI – Khalil Herbert 1-yard run (Cairo Santos kick), 8:25. Bears 20–17. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 3:00.
  • HOU – Kaʻimi Fairbairn 23-yard field goal, 0:54. Tied 20–20. Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards, 7:31.

Fourth quarter

  • CHI – Cairo Santos 30-yard field goal, 0:00. Bears 23–20. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:05.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Week 4: vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Week 4: Los Angeles Chargers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 7 20 0734
Texans 0 7 71024

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: None (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 69,071
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (CBS): Beth Mowins, James Lofton and Amanda Renner
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 10-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 12:57. Chargers 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 4:22.
  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 20-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 10:00. Chargers 21–0. Drive: 3 plays, 73 yards, 1:18.
  • HOU – Dameon Pierce 75-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 9:48. Chargers 21–7. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:12.
  • LAC – Dustin Hopkins 23-yard field goal, 4:35. Chargers 24–7. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 5:13.
  • LAC – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 0:08. Chargers 27–7. Drive: 9 plays, 49 yards, 0:57.

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Brandin Cooks 18-yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 10:02. Chargers 27–21. Drive: 5 plays, 93 yards, 2:53.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 40-yard field goal, 8:30. Chargers 27–24. Drive: 4 plays, -6 yards, 1:28.
  • LAC – Austin Ekeler 14-yard pass from Justin Herbert (Dustin Hopkins kick), 2:28. Chargers 34–24. Drive: 12 plays, 84 yards, 6:02.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • LAC – Mike Williams – 7 receptions, 120 yards
  • HOU – Nico Collins – 3 receptions, 82 yards

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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Jacksonville Jaguars 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–0 105 67 L1
Tennessee Titans 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–1 75 101 W2
Indianapolis Colts 1 2 1 .375 0–2–1 1–2–1 57 85 L1
Houston Texans 0 3 1 .125 0–0–1 0–2–1 73 93 L3

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Miami Dolphins East 3 1 0 .750 2–0 3–1 .500 .500 L1
2 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 .458 .500 L1
3 Jacksonville Jaguars South 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–0 .531 .438 L1
4 Cleveland Browns North 2 2 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .375 .250 L1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 3 1 0 .750 0–1 2–1 .600 .545 W1
6 Cincinnati Bengals North 2 2 0 .500 0–1 2–1 .563 .625 W2
7 Tennessee Titans South 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–1 .531 .313 W2
In the hunt
8 Baltimore Ravens North 2 2 0 .500 0–0 2–2 .563 .375 L1
9 New York Jets East 2 2 0 .500 0–0 2–2 .438 .375 W1
10 Los Angeles Chargers West 2 2 0 .500 1–1 2–2 .367 .188 W1
11 Denver Broncos West 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .300 .214 L1
12 Indianapolis Colts South 1 2 1 .375 0–2–1 1–2–1 .433 .667 L1
13 Las Vegas Raiders West 1 3 0 .250 1–1 1–2 .500 .500 W1
14 New England Patriots East 1 3 0 .250 0–1 1–2 .563 .250 L2
15 Pittsburgh Steelers North 1 3 0 .250 1–1 1–3 .438 .500 L3
16 Houston Texans South 0 3 1 .125 0–0–1 0–2–1 .469 .000 L3
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ 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 and home-field advantage

References

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