Texans Schedule 2020: What if Houston faces Chiefs in Week 1?

Emmanuel Ogbah #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs pressures Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Emmanuel Ogbah #90 of the Kansas City Chiefs pressures Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans schedule might have them as the Week 1 opponent for the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to start the 2020 NFL season.

The last time the Houston Texans faced the Kansas City Chiefs was the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs, where the Texans had a collapse of epic proportions. Fast-forward a few months later, and the Texans schedule could have Houston at Kansas City for Thursday Night Football to kick off the 2020 NFL season.

The official schedule will be released by all 32 teams at 6:30 p.m. CT on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, and the NFL Network will break down the Texans schedule — and the rest of the NFL schedules — at 7 p.m. CT.

There are Texans schedule rumors floating around the internet today, but nothing has been officially announced by the NFL as of this writing. Now, we all know these two franchises will face each other for a second consecutive season, as the Texans won the regular-season meeting last year in Week 6 (Oct. 13) by a 31-24 score.

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes each battled tough against the opposing defenses, but Mahomes was coming off an injury, so the Texans didn’t have the MVP quarterback at his very best.

Even still, Mahomes was 19-of-35 for 273 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Watson was 30-of-42 for 280 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Watson also rushed for 42 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries.

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If this game is the season opener for all 32 NFL teams, how exciting would that be for the Texans? This would be a good time for Houston to face them because hopefully all the wide receivers make it out of the preseason at top health, as the Texans will need the likes of Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills at their very best if they want to knock off the reigning Super bowl champions.

Playing on primetime would also be great exposure for the Texans. This game, if it’s like their past two meetings, would be exciting for both fan bases, plus the fan bases of the rest of the league as they too would be welcoming back football.

Whenever this game happens — whether it be on Week 1 or any other random week during the 2020 NFL season — the Texans schedule isn’t easy, so a win to start the season would bring great momentum after what has been a unique offseason for the franchise.

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All of us will officially know soon enough when the Texans face the Chiefs, and if it is Week 1, then let the countdown to one of the biggest games of the season begin.