All games mean the same in the standings for the Houston Texans, but there are some games which are just a bit bigger than others, which will bring a challenge to the team for the 2019 regular season.
The Houston Texans are going to be tested tough and tested early in the 2019 regular season as they will be facing the reigning Super Bowl champions, the team that beat them in the playoffs last season and a few other teams that qualified for the playoffs last season.
There are, of course, the usual AFC South games with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans for six of their 16 games, and there are others like games with the New Orleans Saints to start the season on Monday Night Football, against teams who made the playoffs last season like the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens.
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Plus, the Texans will be hosting the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football on Dec. 1 at NRG Stadium, as the Texans look to get over the hump that is the Patriots with the franchise having one win and 10 losses all-time against them.
Even though those are some of the tougher games on the 2019 schedule for the Texans, other teams could sneak up and most likely will provide a challenge to the Texans, and those teams are the Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As for the Buccaneers, they do have a new head coach in Bruce Arians, and the Falcons should be a much more competitive team than last season with the likes of Julio Jones and Matt Ryan on their offense. A team on the schedule who is a wild card right now is the Raiders, as Jon Gruden is in the second year of his return of being a head coach, and who knows what the new Raiders roster will bring.
The Texans this season will be facing both teams who played for the AFC title, plus all four teams who played in the divisional round. Not counting themselves, every team who qualified for the AFC Playoffs are on the Texans’ schedule this season.
Now with a schedule full of mystery and challenge, here are the Top 5 games for the Texans during the 2019 regular season.