The Houston Texans may have found who their first four opponents are before the official release of their 2020 NFL schedule.
The Houston Texans along with the 31 NFL teams revealed who their opponents were going to be for the upcoming 2020 season, but the order had yet to be announced as the NFL is releasing the official schedules for all 32 teams tomorrow evening. However, a small wrinkle has been reported by NFL reporters John Clayton and Andrew Fillipponi as they announced on Twitter that the first four games of each team’s schedule will be direct faceoffs between AFC and NFC teams.
In which that were to be the case, the Texans will be projected to play their four NFC opponents first for this upcoming season. Texans are expected to host the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at NRG Stadium meanwhile going on the road to face the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.
Allowing the first four games of the season to be against NFC teams offers a lot more flexibility for the schedule to be altered in the future if there are any setbacks regarding the issues that sports leagues in the U.S. are currently facing with the pandemic.
However, there is optimism by the league that the NFL regular season will start on time. This is a good move by the league if they do decide to go this route as it wouldn’t implicate any games within the division that could affect playoff seeding.
It will be interesting to see how the NFL decides to arrange the NFC opponents, but there will be several good storylines to watch in the first four games of the regular season if this does turn out to be the case.
The Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson quarterback duel will be one to watch when the Packers face the Texans. Meanwhile, the potential 2017 draft class quarterback battle between Deshaun Watson and Mitch Trubisky is also one to watch between the Texans and the Bears.
Especially after the Bears decided to trade up for Trubisky while Patrick Mahomes and Watson were still on the board. Watson will certainly have the game circled in his calendar, and make sure to show the Bears what they missed out on.