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Houston Texans 2024 NFL Season Win/Loss Total

By Jeff Stinger

Arguably no team was a bigger surprise in the 2023 NFL regular season than the Houston Texans as they were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league but won the AFC South Division behind NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and QB CJ Stroud and Defensive Rookie of the Year and pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr. What to expect from the 2024 Texans?

A Closer Look at the Win/Loss Total for the Houston Texans 2024 NFL Season

  • 2024 NFL Win/Loss Total: 9.5
  • To Have Fewest 2024 NFL Wins: +10000
  • To Have Most 2024 NFL Wins: +1900

Houston Texans 2024 NFL Schedule

  • NFL Week 1: at Indianapolis Colts — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears — 8:20pm ET (NBC/Peacock)
  • NFL Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 4: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 5: vs. Buffalo Bills — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 6: at New England Patriots — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 7: at Green Bay Packers — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 8: vs. Indianapolis Colts — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 9: at New York Jets — 8:15pm ET (Prime Video)
  • NFL Week 10: vs. Detroit Lions — 8:20pm ET (NBC/Peacock)
  • NFL Week 11: at Dallas Cowboys — 8:15pm ET (ESPN)
  • NFL Week 12: vs. Tennessee Titans — 1:00pm (CBS)
  • NFL Week 13: at Jacksonville Jaguars — 1:00pm (FOX)
  • NFL Week 14: BYE
  • NFL Week 15: vs. Miami Dolphins — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs — 1:00pm (NBC/Peacock)
  • NFL Week 17: vs. Baltimore Ravens — 4:30pm (Netflix)
  • NFL Week 18: at Tennessee Titans — TBA (TBA)

The Texans are tied for the fourth-toughest schedule in 2024 as their opponents combined for a .526 winning percentage last year. Houston is a 1.5-point favorite Week 1 at Indianapolis. Houston split the two last year, winning at Indy 23-19 in the regular-season finale to claim the AFC South.

Houston last played a regular season Sunday Night Football game against the New England Patriots in 2019 at NRG Stadium. They’ll kick off against the Chicago Bears in Week 2 on SNF and follow that up with another Sunday Night game against the Detroit Lions in Week 10. Houston also plays on Christmas for the first time since 2019 as it faces Baltimore. The Texans still have not won in the series when Lamar Jackson is the Baltimore starting QB.

The Texans will have the latest bye week allowable in the NFL, which is Week 14. That’s also the latest in franchise history. Houston will face seven teams that made the playoffs last season, three that reached the conference championship, and the defending champs. The rest of the AFC South improved in the offseason which likely prevents a repeat title.

2023 Was a Top Year

The entire direction of the Texans franchise changed with two terrific picks atop the 2023 NFL Draft in selecting Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud with the second overall pick, and then Houston trading back up into the No. 3 spot with Arizona to take Alabama pass-rusher Will Anderson. Both had tremendous rookie years in leading Houston to a 10-7 record and the AFC South title when the Texans were expected by sportsbooks to be one of the worst teams in the league.

Stroud was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. He started in all 15 regular-season games (missed two injured) and completed 319-of-499 pass attempts for a rookie franchise-record 4,108 yards, 23 touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 100.8, which marked the third-best passer rating by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. His 4,108 passing yards were third in NFL annals among rookie signal callers, while pacing all rookies in every major passing category this season.

Stroud began his career with a record-setting 192 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the most ever by a player to begin a career. Stroud led the league in passing yards per game (273.9), while also pacing the NFL in touchdown-interception ratio (4.60), joining Joe Montana (1989) and Tom Brady (2007) as the only three players in NFL history to finish first in both categories.

Houston crushed visiting Cleveland 45-14 in the wild-card round of the playoffs, as Stroud became the youngest QB ever to win a playoff game. Stroud threw for 274 yards and picked apart Cleveland’s vaunted defense, throwing touchdown passes of 15 yards to Nico Collins, 76 to Brevin Jordan and 37 to Dalton Schultz. At 22 years and 102 days old, Stroud passed Michael Vick, who was 22 years, 192 days old in 2002 when his Falcons beat the Packers.

The Texans’ season ended in a 34-10 Divisional Round loss in Baltimore, but without question, it was a huge success. The Ravens dominated the second half after the teams finished the second quarter tied at 10. Stroud threw for 175 yards and didn’t take a sack against a tough Baltimore defensive front, but the Texans dropped to 0-5 in the divisional round of the playoffs. They’re the only current franchise that hasn’t reached a conference championship game.

The Team’s Top Players

This offseason, the Houston front office got Stroud a ton of help with two Pro Bowlers in running back Joe Mixon and receiver Stefon Diggs. The Texans only gave up a seventh-round pick to Cincinnati to get Mixon and then signed him to a big extension. It was a bit of a strange decision from the Texans to hand him this deal, given that Mixon has not exceeded 4.1 yards per carry since 2018 and is heading into a portion of his career where running backs typically hit a steep decline.

Houston’s rushing offense was one of the least efficient in the NFL in 2023. They were in the bottom-five in yards per carry. Mixon rushed for over 1,000 yards in four of his seven seasons in Cincinnati. Over the past two seasons, Mixon has not fumbled.

To get Diggs from Buffalo, Houston gave up a few draft picks to the Bills. Since joining the Bills via a trade in 2020, Diggs was one of the best receivers in the NFL and a centerpiece of Buffalo’s success. Over four seasons, Diggs 5,372 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns with the Bills.

Diggs is still one of the league’s top wideouts but seemed to get out of rhythm with quarterback Josh Allen as the 2023 season went along. After recording 100-yard receiving games in five of his first six games, Diggs averaged 51.2 receiving yards per game the rest of the way. He finished the year with 107 catches for 1,183 yards and eight touchdowns.

Defensively, the Texans lost good pass-rusher Jonathan Greenard but signed Danielle Hunter two a two-year, $49 million deal to get after the QB opposite Anderson Jr., who won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2023. He started in 13 games for the Texans, totaling 45 tackles including 10 tackles for loss, 67 pressures, 7.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one blocked field goal. Anderson’s 7.0 sacks set a new franchise record for most sacks by a rookie in a single-season, and his 67 pressures led all rookies in the NFL.

Anderson became the third player in franchise history to claim the honor, joining DeMeco Ryans (2006) and Brian Cushing (2009). The Texans became the fourth team since 1967 to win both Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year in the same season. As for Hunter, he has had two straight double-digit sack seasons, including the career-best mark of 16.5 in 2023 with Minnesota.

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