|2018 Houston Texans season|
|Owner||Bob McNair until his death on November 23, 2018|
Janice and D. Cal McNair from November 24, 2018
|Head coach||Bill O'Brien|
|General manager||Brian Gaine|
|Home field||NRG Stadium|
|Division place||1st AFC South|
|Playoff finish||Lost Wild Card Playoffs|
(vs. Colts) 7–21
The 2018 season was the Houston Texans' 17th season in the National Football League and their fifth under head coach Bill O'Brien. This marks the first season since 2005 that Rick Smith will not be the general manager as he took a leave of absence for family reasons. Despite an 0–3 start, their first in 10 years, the Texans surpassed their win total from the previous season with a Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins. They had a franchise record 9 consecutive wins that also broke the NFL record for most consecutive wins after starting 0–3. The streak ended with a Week 14 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. With a Week 15 win over the New York Jets, the Texans clinched their first 10-win season under head coach Bill O’Brien, their first 10-win season since 2012 and their 3rd 10-win season in franchise history.
With a Week 17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans clinched the AFC South division, winning their fifth division title.