HOUSTON - Houston, are you ready for some football?
The Houston Texans will open their regular NFL season with an immediate challenge, as they visit the the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. The game is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at Arrowhead Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:20pm in what will be the first game of the NFL season.
The Texans beat the Chiefs in Kansas City during the 2019 regular season, before losing to them in the playoffs, after squandering a 24-0 lead.
The Texans’ home opener is set for Week 2, when they welcome in reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. In last season’s meeting in Baltimore, Jackson tossed four touchdown passes, as the Ravens routed the Texans, 41-7. Kickoff for the September 20 contest with the Ravens is set for 3:25 pm.
Here are the Texans' the regular-season matchups:
September 10 at Kansas City (7:20 p.m.)
September 20 Baltimore (3:25 p.m.)
September 27 at Pittsburgh (noon)
October 4 Minnesota (noon)
October 11 Jacksonville (noon)
October 18 at Tennesse (noon)
October 25 Green Bay (noon)
November 8 at Jacksonville (noon)
November 15 at Cleveland (noon)
November 22 New England (noon)
November 26 at Detroit (11:30)
December 6 Indianapolis (noon)
December 13 at Chicago (noon)
Dec. 19 or 20 Indianapolis (noon)
December 27 Cincinnati (TBD)
January 3 Tennessee (noon)
Here are the Texans' the preseason matchups with times to be determined:
August 13-17 at Minnesota
August 20-24 Seattle
August 27-30 at New Orleans
September 3-4 Dallas
The National Football League is going forth with plans for the upcoming season unless the COVID-19 pandemic pushes back or alters the plans. The league will adjust accordingly. Whether or not fans will be permitted in stadiums is still to be determined as a result of the pandemic.