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  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at every stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at each tour from 11am - 1pm, and TORO will be on occasion as well.

    Touchdown Tour Schedule Dates
    All events will be scheduled from 10A – 2P

    Date                            Location                                Address
    Oct. 8                          Mason Park                            75th and Tipps Houston, TX 77023
    Oct. 15                        Sylvester Turner Park             2800 West Little York Houston, TX 77091
    Oct. 22                        MacGregor Park                      5225 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77021
    Oct. 29                        Sunnyside Park                      3502 Bellfort, Houston, TX 77051
    Nov. 5                         Agnes Moffitt Park                  10645 Hammerly Houston, TX 77043
    Nov. 12                       Finnigan Park                         4900 Providence, Houston, TX 77020
    Nov. 19                       Kingwood High School             2701 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339
    Dec. 3                         Moody Park                            3725 Fulton, Houston, TX 77009

    Dec. 10                      Blueridge Park                         5600 Court Road Houston, TX 77053
    Jan. 7                        Burnett Bayland Park                6000 Chimney Rock Houston, TX 77081
    Jan. 14                      Alief Community Park               11903 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77072

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 11, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.
  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Houston Super Bowl Host Committee Touchdown Tour

    The Touchdown Tour is the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee’s traveling celebration of
    football. It will travel all over Houston throughout the fall, raising awareness and excitement in
    the community for Super Bowl LI, which will be played at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.
    The Touchdown Tour will have a wide variety of games, many exhibits, appearances, food and fun for
    people of all ages. The Tour will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at this stop on its tour around the
    city. Every stop on the Touchdown Tour is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to
    celebrate the city, football and Super Bowl LI with the Host Committee.

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders will be in attendance at this tour from 12pm - 1pm, as well as the Go Texan Express merchandise truck.  Stop by for Texans games and a chance to win great Texans prizes!

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  • Tue., Dec. 13, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Players Show Live from Fuddruckers

    Join Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus from 6 PM – 7 PM at Fuddruckers (11445 Fountain Lake Dr, Stafford, TX 77477) for a live Texans Radio on SportsRadio 610 broadcast with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, all Houston area Fuddruckers will be feature a Buy One Texans Burger, Get One Free and $15 beer buckets every Tuesday during the season for fans showing up in their Texans gear, whether the Texans win or lose their previous game, so don't miss out!

    Then stay for Texans Live from 7-8 PM.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

  • Fri., Dec. 16, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 16
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 South Main, Houston, TX

    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a FREE Jumbo Jack for this hour at this location

    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures

    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

    More info: http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/Texans-Friday.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sat., Dec. 17, 2016 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CST Texans Buzz

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday during the regular season at 11 PM for this  show that goes 1-on-1 with Texans players to get to know them on a personal basis and is hosted by Voice of the Houston Texans Marc Vandermeer and Texans Insider Deepi Sidhu.

    Broadcast Schedule - http://www.houstontexans.com/gameday/broadcasting/broadcast-network.html

  • Sun., Dec. 18, 2016 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CST Houston Texans Inside the Game Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

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Johnson shines in long-awaited playoff debut

Posted Jan 7, 2012

Wide receiver Andre Johnson made his playoff debut Saturday and sparked the offense with a 40-yard touchdown grab.


It was the only time Andre Johnson hesitated all afternoon.

After scoring a 40-yard touchdown on a beautiful double-move on Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, Johnson paused before leaping into the arms of fans behind the end zone at Reliant Stadium.

“I really wasn’t going to jump into the stands because I knew the people weren’t going to let me down,” Johnson said. “I have jumped into the stands a few times here and I have been grabbed by the facemask and everything.”

The moment was a big relief for Johnson, the longest-tenured member of the team who struggled through hamstring injuries the majority of the regular season. He was antsy to make a play all game, and the reception eased his mind.

It also helped lift his team to a 31-10 playoff win.

“It means everything,” defensive end Antonio Smith said. “It almost kind of brings you to tears. Everything he’s been through this season and because he’s been here so long and never been to the playoffs, he came in here and played good and scored a touchdown. I think the fans almost tried to rip his head off when he dived in the stands.”

Texans owner Bob McNair applauded the play.

“It was wonderful,” he said. “I think he was so excited. I think he was on edge a little early on because he has been waiting for this day for a long time. It was a tremendous catch.”

In his Hall of Fame career, Johnson had only one glaring omission before Saturday: a playoff resume. He was the Houston Texans’ first-round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and he never thought it would take until 2012 to play in his first postseason game. He wanted to make the most of it.

He finished with a game-high 90 receiving yards on five catches (18.0 avg.) with the score.

“It was a lot of fun,” he said of the win. “This is something that not just me but the whole organization has been waiting for. Especially for me, because I said the day that I was drafted that this was something that I wanted to be a part of. It’s a very special feeling. It’s probably the most I have smiled in a long time.”

Johnson’s big play helped extend the Texans’ lead to 24-10 with 1:18 left in the third quarter. From there, the team never looked back.

Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko felt the impact of Johnson’s catch.

“He’s a hell of a player,” Peko said of Johnson. “He made some good catches today. He’s one of the best receivers in the league, so you’ve got to respect him. He did a great job today on that long touchdown pass, and they made more plays than us.”

After the Texans beat the Bengals Week 14 to clinch the AFC South title, coach Gary Kubiak gave a game ball to Johnson, who missed the game after injuring his hamstring a week earlier against Atlanta. The gesture was symbolic of Johnson’s stature on the team.  

Kubiak was happy to have Johnson on the field this time around.

“Just having him back on the field, we do get played a little bit different, so we had an adjustment period there,” Kubiak said. “He makes the huge play on the double-move there in the third quarter. I know one thing, for me personally and I know anyone else in this organization, when he’s got that uniform on it sure feels good. It was great to have him back today.”

Johnson and the Texans venture further into uncharted waters next Sunday in a Divisional Playoff game at the Baltimore Ravens. In Week 6, the Texans lost 29-14 at M&T Bank Stadium, but that was without Johnson.

Now that he’s back, the circumstances are much different.

“I feel confident that we can play with anybody,” Johnson said.

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