Houston Texans Travel to San Diego Chargers in Week 1

The NFL schedule was officially released just minutes ago, and even though certain games managed to leak out earlier than expected, we now know the Houston Texans will be travelling to San Diego in Week 1 of the regular season.

Dec 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

In terms of excitement, this match up isn’t as big as a division rivalry, and probably won’t be the biggest talking point of the week. But after Chargers safety Eric Weddle told reporters yesterday that he thinks the Chargers are the ‘best team in the league‘, there will be some serious proving grounds for San Diego to back up their talk with a win.

The Texans haven’t played the Chargers since Week 9 of the 2010 regular season, a game in which Philip Rivers threw for 295-yards, and lead his team to a 29-23 victory at Reliant Stadium. Chances are this time around, the game will be equally as close.

As for the rest of the schedule, here’s what the Texans look forward to:

Week 2 – vs. Tennessee Titans

Week 3 – at Baltimore Ravens

Week 4 – vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 5 – at San Francisco 49ers

Week 6 – vs. St. Louis Rams

Week 7 – at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 8 – *Bye*

Week 9 – vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 10 – at Arizona Cardinals

Week 11 – vs. Oakland Raiders

Week 12 – vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 13 – vs. New England Patriots

Week 14 – at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 15 – at Indianapolis Colts

Week 16 – vs. Denver Broncos

Week 17 – at Tennessee Titans

 

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Topics: 2013 NFL Schedule, AFC South, NFL, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Texans

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