The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The Texans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division. The team plays its home games at NRG Stadium.
The club first played in 2002 as an expansion team, making them the youngest franchise currently competing in the NFL. The Texans replaced the city's previous NFL franchise, the Houston Oilers, which moved to Nashville, Tennessee and are now known as the Tennessee Titans. The team was founded and owned by Bob McNair from 1999 until his death in 2018. Following McNair's death, the majority ownership of the team went to his wife, Janice McNair, and his son, D. Cal McNair.
While the team mainly struggled in the 2000s, they found success in the 2011 season, winning their first division championship and clinching their first playoff berth. The Texans have gone on to win four more AFC South championships in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2018. As of the 2019 season, they are the only franchise to have never appeared in a conference championship game.
Robert C. McNair