Houston Texans: 17 Years Later, the Playoff Drought Continues

December 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Do you remember the year in which the Branch Davidian compound was raided in Waco, Texas? How about the year Eric Clapton's song "Tears in Heaven" won song of the year? What about the year that Dizzie Gillespie died? 
Football fans in Houston remember 1993 if for one reason only—it was the last time a professional football team from the city made it to the playoffs. It was the year in which the Oilers lost to Kansas City with a final score of 28-20.
Three years later the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee where they became the Titans and Houston was left empty-handed. Then, along came Bob McNair, the football savior of Houston and, in 2002, the Space City welcomed home the Houston Texans. 
The expansion team beat their in-state rivals 19-10 in their inaugural game (only the second team in history to do so) and the city was jubilant. From there, however, the fans would be left wanting. 
From 2002 to January of 2006, Dom Capers, acting as head coac...

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