Houston Texans clinch No. 1 pick in NFL draft 2014 after loss to Titans

Sunday December 29th, 2013

The loss to the Titans was the Texans' 14th straight defeat. The loss to the Titans was the Texans' 14th straight defeat. (John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Houston Texans are on the clock.

With a 16-10 loss to the Titans on Sunday, their 14th consecutive loss after a 2-0 start, the Texans guaranteed that they would finish the season with the league's worst record and thus hold the No. 1 pick at the 2014 draft.

Had the Texans won on Sunday, Washington could have jumped them in the draft order -- a swap that would have given the Rams the No. 1 selection. Instead, the Rams will hold the No. 2 pick.

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What Houston does atop the draft could hinge on whether Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater foregoes his senior season for the NFL. The Texans have a clear need at that position.

Since entering the league in 2002, the Texans have held the No. 1 pick twice. They used it on QB David Carr during that initial draft for the franchise, then selected DE Mario Williams first overall in 2006.

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