Texans vs. Chiefs: Coverage map, announcers, local listings

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs will kickoff the 2020 NFL season.

In front of a national audience this Thursday night, the Houston Texans might have their toughest game of the 2020 NFL regular season, and that game will also be on the road against the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

The Houston Texans and Chiefs have some recent history where it has been really great for the Texans, but also extremely devastating depending on which game is looked at. Last year in the regular season, the Texans defeated the Chiefs, but then came the playoffs in the divisional round, and that game was a complete collapse for the Texans.

This is a whole new year, and for the Texans, they have new players, new contracts, new play callers and a renewed sense of excitement as they can finally put last season in the past and get back on the field.

The Houston Texans will be getting back on the field against a Kansas City team that just last week was rewarded with their Super Bowl champion rings and has realistic thoughts of repeating as champions of the league. That all starts on Thursday, Sept. 10 in front of a primetime national audience on NBC, KPRC Ch. 2 in Houston.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. CT with the play-by-play from Al Michaels, analyst from Cris Collinsworth, and the sideline reporter will be Michele Tafoya, according to 506 Sports.

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Houston Texans News: The start of very tough stretch of games

The season opener for the Houston Texans against the Chiefs is the start of a very tough four-game stretch to start the 2020 season because they are not only facing the Chiefs in Week 1, but they follow that with games against the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings.

In this upcoming game on Thursday night, the Houston Texans need not only a strong start, but they must play consistent football, and more than that, they need to play mistake-free football. The Texans can’t allow the same fate that happened in the playoffs because if it does, that could snowball into the ensuing weeks.

Of course, there is the quarterback battle to watch in this game between Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, but the defense of the Houston Texans needs to stop tight end Travis Kelce of the Chiefs because he dominated in the playoff game with 134 yards and three touchdowns on 10 receptions.

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There is much to watch for in this game, and it is time for all of the excitement of the start of the NFL season to finally arrive