The Houston Texans travel to face the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the NFL season. What will the weather be like for the two teams in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday?
The Houston Texans have to go away from NRG Stadium to start the 2018 NFL regular season with a game against the New England Patriots this Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. where it looks like a dry day ahead with some clouds in the forecast.
According to Weather.com, the forecast in Foxborough, Mass. on Sunday, Sept. 9 will be mostly cloudy with a high of 68 degrees and a low temperature of 54 degrees. As of Wednesday, there is a zero-percent chance of rain with a wind forecast of 10 mph, as the humidity is predicted to be 53-percent.
From the looks of it the Texans and Patriots should have a comfortable day weather-wise in Week 1 when they travel to Foxborough. That weather report should be helpful for the Texans, especially with the offense they’ll have. Deshaun Watson will most likely be scrambling away from defenders to create some room, plus it has to be a positive for the rushing game of Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue with a dry field.
Speaking of Watson, for those interested in fantasy football, I don’t believe a quarterback could ask for better conditions to throw a football in, plus the weather won’t be too hot or too cold, and Houston should be ecstatic they are in the New England area in September rather than December.
At the start of this week, according to ESPN.com Fantasy Football experts, the Texans have a Top 10 player in their Top 300 rankings with DeAndre Hopkins coming in ninth overall, ranked as the third-best receiver headed into Week 1, with Antonio Brown at fifth and Julio Jones at eighth overall. Hopkins is one spot ahead of Odell Beckham Jr., who is 10th overall. Hopkins is coming off a 2017 season where he had 96 receptions for 1,378 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Having the type of weather that is being forecasted could help Hopkins have a big day with Watson. Hopkins is one of the premier wide receivers in the entire league. If he can continue the career path he’s already on, that could be a dangerous weapon for the Texans to have. Hopkins has the abilities to become an even better wide receiver than he’s already shown if Watson can stay on the field for an entire season, especially in this game.
Knowing how weather goes, be sure to check back later in the week to see how the weather report looks, plus how the weather will continue to affect the fantasy football world for both the Texans and the Patriots in for Week 1.