Houston Texans: Top 5 Non-Divisional Matchups for 2020 season

Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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3: Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers, Week 7, 12 Pm, FOX, NRG Stadium

For the lack of Prime Time slots, the Houston Texans are getting a lot of Prime Time caliber games. The quarterback duel that will take place between Deshaun Watson and Aaron Rodgers is a matchup that could very well be a prime time game. The Texans have groomed Watson, and shown him plenty of film of Rodgers due to their similarities in their game early in his career.

The Green Bay Packers own the record at 3-1 all-time versus Houston and the Texans haven’t beaten Green Bay since 2008. 12 years is a long time.

After both teams coming off strong seasons, it’ll be a defensive and quarterback-driven slugfest. As long as the Texans’ defense can get pressure on Rodgers and not allow him to sit back or scramble our chances should look good as he is still learning Matt LeFleur’s system and younger teammate’s tendencies.

Green Bay only lost three games last season, and this is still Rodger’s team despite the Packers drafting quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. Rodger has shown no signs of decline at 36 years of age, after completing 62 percent of his throws for 4,002 yards and throwing 26 touchdowns to only four interceptions in 2019.