Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston , Texas . They are now the National Football League 's American Football Conference (AFC) South packets team. The Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team. Before the City team for the Houston Oilers, the team moved in 1997 to Tennessee in Nashville , and in 1999 changed its name to the Tennessee Titans. You can choose the size, width and color of the Houston Texans sports face coverings you need in our NFL DESIGN FACE MASKS SHOP.