Houston Texans ’14 opponets released


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) makes a reception during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

With the conclusion of the 2013 regular season Sunday, the Houston Texans now know who they will be facing for the 2014 season.

The Texans finished ’13 an NFL-worst 2-14 overall, finishing the season with 14 consecutive losses after starting the season 2-0.

Houston’s two wins came against the San Diego Chargers and the Tennessee Titans.

Now looking to forward to the 2014 opponents, three home games for the Texans will include the usual suspects of the AFC South in the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Titans.

The rest of the home slate at Reliant Stadium will include the Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills.

Away games besides the three AFC South opponents will include the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders.

It will be interesting to see how the Texans fare against the NFC East and AFC North, along with some of the other new faces to the ’14 schedule that weren’t apart of the ’13 slate.

The “Battle for Texas” should be fun when Houston travels to face the Cowboys, and possibly the Texans will get a bit of revenge from losses this past season against the Raiders and the Ravens in games out of the division.

A lot will look different once the first week of the ’14 season arrives next year, but it can’t get much worse than it did this season.

Like I’ve said before, I’m looking forward to the offseason, especially watching how the Texans try to improve their team.