Houston Texans: Top 30 moments in team history

24 of 31

Dec 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs past linebacker Indianapolis Colts D

8. Starting 11-1 in 2012, emerging as the best team in the NFL at that time.

If 2009 was the start of the Texans being a threat in the NFL, then 2012 was the culmination of the hard work coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith had put into this team for years.

12 games into the season, only the Green Bay Packers had managed to beat Houston, a team looking for more than the one playoff win they had the season before.

They opened the year by putting up 30, 27, 31 and 38 points in their first four contests. The Texans even hit the forty point mark twice with a 43-13 beatdown of the Baltimore Ravens and a 43-37 overtime win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The final quarter of the season was tough as a 42-14 loss to New England started a stretch of one win in four games. They defeated the Indianapolis Colts before dropping their final games to the Minnesota Vikings and the Colts ended their year with a loss as well.

Sitting at 12-4 for the year still proved that Houston was a team to be reckoned with in 2012. After a 19-13 playoff win at home against the Bengals, Houston traveled to New England to face the Patriots. The multiple-time world champions ended the Texans impressive season by dropping 41 points on the Texans while holding them to 28.

Next: Moment in history, number 7