2005 Houston Texans season

The 2005 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 4th season in the National Football League and the 4th and final season under head coach Dom Capers. The Texans completed the season with the worst record in franchise history (a record that would later be matched in 2013). This led to the Texans obtaining the first selection in the NFL Draft for the second time since the franchise formed in 2002. The team fired head coach Dom Capers after the season; he was replaced by Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who would coach the team up until 2013. Their Week 3 game was postponed due to Hurricane Rita.

2005 Houston Texans season
OwnerBob McNair
General managerCharley Casserly
Head coachDom Capers
Home fieldReliant Stadium
Results
Record2–14
Division place4th AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
The Texans host the Tennessee Titans, October 9, 2005

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

2005 Houston Texans draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 16 Travis Johnson  Defensive tackle Florida State
3 73 Vernand Morency  Running back Oklahoma State
4 114 Jerome Mathis *  Wide receiver Hampton
5 151 Drew Hodgdon  Center Arizona State
6 188 C. C. Brown  Safety Louisiana–Lafayette
7 227 Kenneth Pettway  Defensive end Grambling State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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StaffEdit

2005 Houston Texans staff
Front office
  • Founder, chairman and chief executive officer – Bob McNair
  • Senior vice president and general manager – Charley Casserly
  • Associate director of pro scouting – Bobby Grier
  • Associate director of pro scouting – Miller McCalmon
  • Coordinator of college scouting – Mike Maccagnan

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive coordinator – Chris Palmer
  • Quarterbacks – Greg Roman
  • Running backs – Chick Harris
  • Wide receivers – Kippy Brown
  • Tight ends – Tony Marciano
  • Offensive coordinator/offensive line – Joe Pendry
  • Assistant offensive line – Steve Marshall
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special teams – Joe Marciano
  • Special teams assistant – Eric Sutulovich

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Dan Riley
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Ray Wright

RosterEdit

2005 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
55 active

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 14 Denver Broncos L 14–20 0–1 Reliant Stadium Recap
2 August 21 Oakland Raiders W 19–17 1–1 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 August 28 at Dallas Cowboys L 9–21 1–2 Texas Stadium Recap
4 September 2 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–38 1–3 Raymond James Stadium Recap

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 11 at Buffalo Bills L 7–22 0–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
2 September 18 Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–27 0–2 Reliant Stadium Recap
3 Bye
4 October 2 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–16 0–3 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
5 October 9 Tennessee Titans L 20–34 0–4 Reliant Stadium Recap
6 October 16 at Seattle Seahawks L 10–42 0–5 Qwest Field Recap
7 October 23 Indianapolis Colts L 20–38 0–6 Reliant Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Cleveland Browns W 19–16 1–6 Reliant Stadium Recap
9 November 6 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 14–21 1–7 Alltel Stadium Recap
10 November 13 at Indianapolis Colts L 17–31 1–8 RCA Dome Recap
11 November 20 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–45 1–9 Reliant Stadium Recap
12 November 27 St. Louis Rams L 27–33 (OT) 1–10 Reliant Stadium Recap
13 December 4 at Baltimore Ravens L 15–16 1–11 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
14 December 11 at Tennessee Titans L 10–13 1–12 The Coliseum Recap
15 December 18 Arizona Cardinals W 30–19 2–12 Reliant Stadium Recap
16 December 24 Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–38 2–13 Reliant Stadium Recap
17 January 1 at San Francisco 49ers L 17–20 (OT) 2–14 Monster Park Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Indianapolis Colts 14 2 0 .875 6–0 11–1 439 247 W1
(5) Jacksonville Jaguars 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 361 269 W3
Tennessee Titans 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 299 421 L3
Houston Texans 2 14 0 .125 0–6 1–11 260 431 L2

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 2,237 139.8 30th
Rushing offense 1,816 113.5 15th
Total offense[3] 4,053 253.3 30th
Passing defense 3,521 220.1 24th
Rushing defense 2,303 143.9 32nd
Total defense[4] 5,824 364.0 31st

IndividualEdit

Category Player Total
Offense
Passing yards David Carr 2,488
Passing touchdowns David Carr 14
Rushing yards Domanick Williams 976
Rushing touchdowns Jonathan Wells 4
Receiving yards Andre Johnson 688
Receiving touchdowns Corey Bradford 5
Defense
Tackles (Solo) Morlon Greenwood 82
Sacks Shantee Orr 7
Interceptions Glenn Earl 2

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 Houston Texans draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Houston Texans 2005 Schedule". NFL.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2020. Retrieved June 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "2005 NFL Team Total Offense Stats". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "2005 NFL Team Total Defense Stats". ESPN. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  5. ^ "2005 Texans Statistics". Houston Texans. Retrieved April 29, 2022.