Jul 27, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips watches practice during training camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

’13 Texans preseason schedule


Training camp has started and before we know it the ’13 NFL preseason will kickoff.

For the Houston Texans, the preseason schedule begins on Friday, Aug. 9 at Mall of America Field when they visit ’12 NFL rushing leader Adrian Peterson the Minnesota Vikings with a 7 p.m. CDT start.

From there on Saturday, Aug. 17 the Texans will host the improved Miami Dolphins in Week 2 of the preseason at Reliant Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m. CDT.

In what is usually the most important preseason game of the four played, Houston will host Drew Brees the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. CDT on FOX. This is usually the game the starters play three quarters in their final tune-up before the regular season.

To wrap-up the preseason, the Texans will stay in the state of Texas when they travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the state-rival, the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. CDT.

Houston will kickoff the ’13 regular season on Monday, Sept. 9 when they play in the second game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader, traveling to San Diego to face the Chargers at 9:20 CDT on ESPN.

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