The Houston Texans may have known since December who their opponents would be in 2015, but now the league has made it official as they have announced the NFL schedule for the entire 2015 season.
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The games with the most intrigue include the New England Patriots coming to Houston. A couple things at play here include head coach Bill O’Brien facing the team he used to be a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for.
Will he be as animated as former Broncos head coach (and current Patriots offensive coordinator…again) Josh McDaniels when he beat his former boss in 2010 should they steal the win? My gut tells me O’Brien may be a little more subdued if this happens, at least in public.
Also it will be the first time in his now 12 seasons in the league that nose tackle Vince Wilfork plays against the Patriots, the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2004 NFL draft.
The only other games that really see an added sense of intrigue would be the two contests against the Indianapolis Colts and their new receiver Andre Johnson. The former Texan is the franchise leader for receptions (1,102), yards (13,597) and touchdown catches (64).
The Texans selected him third overall in 2003, only their second year in existence. Although Johnson claims he did not stay in the division to get revenge, I am sure he will be at his absolute best in each contest trying to show the Texans they should not have moved on from him.
Recently current receiver DeAndre Hopkins refused to speak about Johnson, and only referred to him as number 80. Could this get both guys competitive fire going and become a match up where the two wide outs try to out-duel one another? That would be fun for the fans to witness an old-fashioned shoot-out.
So without further ado, here is the Houston Texans 2015 Schedule:
SEP 13 1:00PM ET CHIEF
SEP 20 1:00PM ET AT PANTHERS
SEP 27 1:00PM ET BUCCANEERS
OCT 04 1:00PM ET AT FALCONS
OCT 08 8:25PM ET COLTS
OCT 18 1:00PM ET AT JAGUARS
OCT 25 1:00PM ET AT DOLPHINS
NOV 01 1:00PM ET TITANS
WEEK 9 BYE WEEK
NOV 16 8:30PM ET AT BENGALS
NOV 22 1:00PM ET JETS
NOV 29 1:00PM ET SAINTS
DEC 06 1:00PM ET AT BILLS
DEC 13 1:00PM ET PATRIOTS
DEC 20 1:00PM ET AT COLTS
DEC 27 1:00PM ET AT TITANS
JAN 03 1:00PM ET JAGUARS
The entire NFL schedule can be seen here; NFL Schedule On NFL.com