2006 Houston Texans season

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The 2006 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Football League and the 1st under head coach Gary Kubiak.wikipedia
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Anthony Weaver

Tony Weaver
Anthony Weaver recovered the ball on the Indianapolis 47 and Houston would convert it into a touchdown, taking an early 14–0 lead.

Gary Kubiak

Kubiak
The 2006 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Football League and the 1st under head coach Gary Kubiak.

List of Houston Texans head coaches

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The 2006 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Football League and the 1st under head coach Gary Kubiak.

Ron Dayne

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The Texans would get another touchdown, as QB David Carr threw a 2-yard pass to TE Owen Daniels and RB Ron Dayne would run it in for the 2-point conversion.

Eric Moulds

The Texans looked sharp early with QB David Carr throwing a 25-yard TD pass to former Bills WR Eric Moulds in the 1st Quarter.

Kevin Walter

Walter
The Houston Texans signed Walter to a restricted free agent tender in 2006, which the Bengals did not match.

Mario Williams

However, the Texans would choose neither and announced the day before the draft that they would pick defensive end Mario Williams out of NC State instead.

Wali Lundy

The rest of their picks included Pittsburgh offensive tackle Charles Spencer, Miami (FL) offensive tackle Eric Winston, Wisconsin tight end Owen Daniels, Virginia running back Wali Lundy, and Colorado St. wide receiver David Anderson.
It was announced on August 29, 2006, that Texans running back Domanick Davis would be unable to start the team's first regular season game due to a lingering knee injury.

Owen Daniels

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The Texans would get another touchdown, as QB David Carr threw a 2-yard pass to TE Owen Daniels and RB Ron Dayne would run it in for the 2-point conversion. The rest of their picks included Pittsburgh offensive tackle Charles Spencer, Miami (FL) offensive tackle Eric Winston, Wisconsin tight end Owen Daniels, Virginia running back Wali Lundy, and Colorado St. wide receiver David Anderson.

Tony Romo

In the fourth quarter, RB Marion Barber had a 1-yard TD run, Vanderjagt kicked a 21-yard field goal, and back-up QB Tony Romo hooked up with Owens on a 2-yard TD pass, Owens' third and final TD on the day.
He took his first regular season snap at quarterback in a home game against the Houston Texans on October 15.

Peyton Manning

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From the get-go, Houston trailed as opposing QB Peyton Manning threw a 10-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokley and a 21-yard pass to RB Joseph Addai in the first quarter.
Manning passed for 400 yards against the Houston Texans in a 43–24 victory, which earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors (he also won the award for his 345 yards and four touchdown passes against the Washington Redskins in Week 7).

2006 NFL Draft

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With their 2–14 record in 2005, the Texans earned the right to the first selection in the 2006 NFL Draft.

David Carr (American football)

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The Texans would get another touchdown, as QB David Carr threw a 2-yard pass to TE Owen Daniels and RB Ron Dayne would run it in for the 2-point conversion. The Texans looked sharp early with QB David Carr throwing a 25-yard TD pass to former Bills WR Eric Moulds in the 1st Quarter.

Daunte Culpepper

Dante Culpepper
Mare kicked a 22-yard field goal, and later got a touchdown, as QB Daunte Culpepper threw a 16-yard strike to WR Chris Chambers.
However, the next week the Houston Texans with the last ranked defense in the NFL won their first game of the season against the Dolphins.

Andre Johnson

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After WR Andre Johnson provided Houston with a 10-yard TD pass, the Texans ending up losing their ninth straight contest against Indianapolis.

Nate Clements

The first touchdown came after Nate Clements' interception on the third play of the game.
In Week 11, he made four combined tackles, a season-high three pass deflections, and an interception during a 24–21 win at the Houston Texans.

Peerless Price

Losman hit a diving Peerless Price in the back of the end zone for the 15-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left, giving Buffalo the 24–21 win.
In the 2006 season, he caught a game-winning touchdown against the Houston Texans and a crucial touchdown in a low-scoring game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Sage Rosenfels

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He would be replaced with back-up QB Sage Rosenfels.

Dunta Robinson

Dunta Robinson gave the Texans the lead on a 9-yard interception return midway through the third quarter.

Jerome Mathis

Jerome Mathis, who missed the first 11 games recovering from a fractured foot, provided a spark with an 87-yard return of the second-half kickoff.

National Football League

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The 2006 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Football League and the 1st under head coach Gary Kubiak.

2005 NFL season

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The team improved on their 2–14 record in 2005.

Dom Capers

Coach Dom Capers
On January 2, 2006, the day after the last game of the 2005 season, head coach Dom Capers and most of the coaching staff was fired by owner Bob McNair.