Week 1 is officially here and that means the Houston Texans will be on the road to take on the New England Patriots to begin the 2018 NFL season.
The time has finally arrived for the Houston Texans as they will face the New England Patriots today at Gillette Stadium, a team that has had the number of the Texans franchise in all but one of their 10 meetings. Last season the Texans just lost to the Patriots by three points at 36-33, but this year the Texans are a year more mature, though the Patriots are once again entering the game as the reigning AFC champions.
As for Sunday’s matchup between the two quarterbacks it is between the past-and-present top quarterback with the ageless Tom Brady of New England against Texans second-year standout Deshaun Watson who is the future of the NFL at the quarterback position. Watson returns to regular season action after suffering a torn ACL in his rookie year, while Brady is back on the field for the first time since losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles.
This game also features a Texans defense that will be unleashed for the first time with J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus and newly acquired Tyrann Mathieu as that combination of players alone should cause some issues for the Patriots offense, but it won’t be the easiest of tasks with Rob Gronkowski on the other side of the field.
This game is also the featured game for CBS with the No. 1 broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo calling the action.
Details for watching the game can be found below:
Date: Sunday, September 9
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
Radio: NFL Game Pass, SportsRadio 610, 100.3 KILT-FM The Bull
Location: Foxbrough, Mass.
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass, FuboTV
Football fans of all teams should be excited for this matchup as it has the real possibility to occur again in the playoffs in January. This is a good test for the Texans to see where they stand at the start of the 2018 regular season against the team which the rest of the AFC has been chasing for over the past 15 years.