Houston Texans Schedule 2020: The toughest stretch of games this season

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The Houston Texans news includes a 2020 NFL schedule to start the regular season that won’t be easy by any means.

The big Houston Texans news is three of the first four games of the 2020 NFL regular season for the franchise will be against teams who made the playoffs last season. In fact, the first two games on the schedule are against teams who defeated the Texans in the playoffs or in the regular season last year.

The toughest stretch of the 2020 season for the Deshaun Watson-led Texans has to be the first month of the year. Games one through four are games where the Texans can’t play like the did at the end of the year last season, but they must play at a very high level that will keep them from getting too far behind in the standings within the first month of the season.

The toughest stretch of games is weeks 1-4 of the Texans schedule with Houston opening the season on Thursday night (Sept. 10) at Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by a home game on Sept. 20 vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Next is an away game for Week 3 in the “Steel City” against the Pittsburgh Steelers (Sept. 27), and Week 4 will see the Texans host the Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 4).

Granted, the Texans do have a 10-day break from their season-opening game against the Chiefs until they face the Ravens, but when your facing two of the most talented teams in the league, a few extra days early in the season doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of who is on the schedule.

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Houston Texans News: Week 1 might be toughest game of season

Even though both teams will be playing in their first games of the season, taking on the defending Super Bowl champions is never an easy task.

The Chiefs will come into this game with a high-powered offense with the likes of not only Patrick Mahomes (2018 NFL MVP), but also Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce, Damien Williams, and rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire on their roster, and that is just the offensive skill players, because don’t overlook the talented offensive line the Chiefs have as well.

Sure, the Texans are a talented team as well on offense if they are healthy and on the same page, but the defense still has question marks, and when facing a team with the firepower that KC has, at least in the offseason, that does cause a lot of worry to be felt.