2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
1-5, 3rd in AFC South
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Texans cut longtime standout on defense Mercilus

Whitney Mercilus was released by the Texans on Tuesday. The defensive end is second in franchise history with 57 sacks in 10 seasons with Houston.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive for the Texans in Indianapolis: DL Charles Omenihu, WR Danny Amendola, C Justin Britt, TE Brevin Jordan, RB Scottie Phillips, DB Jimmy Moreland, WR Davion Davis and QB Deshaun Watson.

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Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Brothers Ben McDaniels (Texans assistant WRs coach) and Josh McDaniels (Patriots OC) will be on opposite sidelines this afternoon but stopped to see family and friends before the game.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive against the Patriots: DL Charles Omenihu, WR Danny Amendola, RB Rex Burkhead, RB Scottie Phillips, TE Brevin Jordan, DB Jimmy Moreland and QB Deshaun Watson. The Texans also put RT Marcus Cannon on IR yesterday. Charlie Heck is expected to start in his place.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Caserio is walking around near the Patriots' bench before the game, catching up with members of the organization. He won six Super Bowls in New England before he was hired by the Texans in January.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards207.229th
Rushing Yards87.226th
Points For15.331st
Points Against28.7Tied-6th