(NFL) After the Texans lost their 11th straight game, 27-20 at Jacksonville, Houston (2-11) played horribly and was flagged 14 times for a franchise-record 177 yards.
The 52-year-old Kubiak was hired back in 2006 and led the team to back-to-back AFC South titles in 2011-2012, which were the highlights of his eight-year tenure.
The Texans said they couldn’t wait any longer to start turning things around.
“What’s taken place with this organization is unacceptable,” general manager Rick Smith said. “We’ve got three weeks of an evaluation process left and we’ve got to right the ship.”
Kubiak’s overall record is 61-64, with a 2-2 mark in the playoffs. Owner Bob McNair said the decision to let him go was a hard one.
Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke during a Nov. 3 game, but had returned to the team. The Texans said defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would serve as interim coach for the rest of the season.