Gary Kubiak thanks team, fans in full page ad taken out in the Chronicle

HOUSTON

He bought a full-page ad in the Houston Chronicle. In it, he and his wife, Rhonda, thanked the team for its hard work and the fans for being the best in the NFL.

Kubiak was fired Friday, just three games shy of what would have been his eighth full season with the Texans. It was expected. The Texans have lost 11 straight games.

He led the team to back-to-back AFC South division championships in the previous two seasons.

Defensive coordinator Wade Philips is now the interim head coach.

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