Houston Texans to wear helmet decal in honor of Bob McNair during tonight's game

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- When the Houston Texans take on the Tennessee Titans tonight on Monday Night Football, it will likely be with heavy hearts.

Team owner Bob McNair passed away Friday after a long battle with skin cancer. He was 81.

The Texans will honor McNair during the game by wearing a decal on their helmets with his initials, RCM.

McNair's son, D. Cal McNair, released a statement this morning on his father's passing and how badly he wanted to bring a Super Bowl victory to Houston.

"A man as accomplished as my father saw few dreams go unrealized in his lifetime, but I know he would have traded a great many of them to bring a Lombardi trophy to Houston," he said. "He so deeply longed to earn a Super Bowl title for Houston as the ultimate reciprocation for the love and fulfillment this community showed him over the years."

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Since McNair's death, condolences from players, fans and other NFL organizations have poured in.

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Defensive star J.J. Watt said McNair gave him and so many others a chance to play football in Houston.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said McNair was more than a team owner as he and his family showed generosity to many community and local philanthropic causes.

But one of the main things McNair is credited with is bringing the NFL back to Houston and being the driving force behind getting NRG Stadium built.

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The players all held a moment of silence for McNair before practice on Saturday.

"Bob was a great man. Bob was a man that loved his family, he was a Christian man, he was a guy who got knocked down in life, picked himself back up. He loved Houston," said Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien.

The Texans are going for a franchise record eight straight wins when they host the Titans.

Kickoff is at 7:15 p.m.

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