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HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has declared Friday, January 11 as Go Houston Texans Day.

Houstonians are encouraged to wear their Texans gear or something red to work on Friday to show their support for the team as it prepares to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional playoff game on Sunday.

This season the best in the franchise s 11- year history has been mesmerizing, said Mayor Parker. We have watched Gary Kubiak and Matt Schaub lead our team to victory more times than ever before, and our defensive powerhouse J.J. Watt has become a household name. Texans fans are steadfast and I know they will show their team spirit as our bulls on parade head toward a victory on Sunday!

City Hall will also be lit red through the weekend as another way to show the city's support for the team.

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