The Houston Texans have already played in Week 1, but that doesn’t mean fans shouldn’t pay attention to certain other NFL games this weekend.
Unless you plan on re-watching the Houston Texans’ 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on repeat today, you’re probably planning on viewing some of the live NFL games that will be happening around the country instead. (That, or you’ll be watching tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer… or the news???)
Which ones should you pay the closest attention to or set your television dial to? If you’re not sure, don’t worry… we’ve got you covered.
Check it out:
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars 12 pm CST
This might not be must-see TV for the average NFL fan, but it should be required viewing for hardcore Texans fans. In a week that features plenty of divisional matchups, the AFC South actually has just one, and it’s this contest. Tune in to get some advanced scouting on two of Houston’s three divisional foes — and to see how Philip Rivers looks in a Colts uniform.
Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens 12 pm CST
The Texans are set to play the Ravens in Week 2, meaning there’s a good chance that Bill O’Brien and the vast majority of his coaches, staffers, and players will be watching this game so they can get a read on their next opponent. You should watch it too.
Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots 12 pm CST
By no means is this a “marquee” game this week, even in the early Sunday slot of contests. But if you’re curious about what the Patriots will look like with Cam Newton — not Tom Brady — under center for the first time in 20 years, then perhaps it’s worth a quick peek at some point.
Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons 12 pm CST
This is arguably the best-looking early-Sunday game, at least on paper. While it probably has little to do with the Texans this season, who won’t play either the Falcons or the Seahawks until potentially the Super Bowl, it still seems like it could be a high-scoring, exciting affair.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints 3:25 pm CST
Of the mid-day games, this one looks like it could be the best. It features two of the best quarterbacks of all time — Drew Brees and Tom Brady — facing off in Brady’s first game as a Buc. Could we be seeing an NFC Championship Game preview? Perhaps.
Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos 9:10 pm CST (Monday)
Houston’s main threat in the AFC South this year — at least if we’re going off 2019 results — will be the Tennessee Titans, who were the AFC runner-up last season. Check out the Titans in primetime on Monday Night Football tomorrow against a frisky Denver Broncos team.