Houston Texans 2022 schedule prediction, one final time

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With the Houston Texans schedule release a few hours away, we take another stab at the order.

Back in January, we released our own prediction of the Texans’ schedule before we knew anything about all the changes that have gone on since that time.  This is an entirely different Houston Texans team, and that’s for the better.

Let’s not waste any more time.

What is our prediction of the Houston Texans 2022 schedule?

NRG Stadium. 1. Scouting Report. Home. JacksonvilleJaguars. player. 52. Pick Analysis

Week 1 of 2022 is a repeat of 2021. We’ll see if Trevor Lawrence doesn’t throw as many interceptions as he did last year.

DallasCowboys. player. 123. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Away. ATT Stadium. 2

The game that each and every Texans fan have circled on their calendar every time they’re a listed opponent for the upcoming season. Bragging rights are on the line, and potentially a very early playoff impact as well.

NRG Stadium. WashingtonCommanders. 3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Home. 58

The NFC East stretch doubles down with the first meeting of the Texans and the newly-named Commanders.

Pick Analysis. Home. NRG Stadium. player. Scouting Report. ClevelandBrowns. 4. 53

The “Deshaun Watson Bowl”. Enough said.

5. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Away. 31. MetLife Stadium. New YorkGiants. player

Davis Mills takes on Daniel Jones for the first time, and Mills is what Jones wants to be. This should be an easy win for Houston.

6. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. JacksonvilleJaguars. Away. TIAA Bank Field. player. 52

Usually, the NFL scheduling committee wants divisional games towards the end of the season. Not this time. Can Houston sweep Jacksonville again this year?

Away. Allegiant Stadium. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Las VegasRaiders. 7. 28

Nick Caserio could turn into Nick “Casino” Caserio with a big win on the road at the Death Star/ Toaster Oven (or whatever else it may look like).


NRG Stadium. IndianapolisColts. 46. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. player. Home. 9

Week 9 brings us the first matchup with the Colts. Hopefully, the defense is much improved, as Jonathan Taylor ran rampant over Houston last season. Taking a game from Indianapolis will be key if Houston wants any playoff picture at all.

player. Empower Field at Mile High. Away. DenverBroncos. 10. 45. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Russell Wilson gets to face the Texans two years in a row with two different teams. Another game that was completely miserable to watch last season. Let’s hope Lovie Smith can make Wilson sweat.

Home. NRG Stadium. Kansas CityChiefs. player. 124. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 11

This isn’t getting any easier for the Houston Texans. But this is the Geron Christian, Justin Reid, and Lonnie Johnson “revenge” game. This should be a fun one!

46. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Away. Lucas Oil Stadium. IndianapolisColts. 12. player

The NFL loves to schedule divisional games with the same teams with those matchups being less than four weeks apart. That happens here. Houston will have to silence the Colts’ fans to have a chance of winning this one.

13. 13. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Los AngelesChargers. Home. NRG Stadium. player

A rematch of the upset that came out of nowhere last season. Can Mills tear up the Chargers’ defense that should be completely healthy?

Away. TennesseeTitans. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Nissan Stadium. 14. player. 35

Another matchup where the Texans won on the road last year to stop their big losing streak. I think we see Malik Willis as Ryan Tannehill will be throwing more picks.

Away. Hard Rock Stadium. 15. 59. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. MiamiDolphins. player

The “Deshaun Watson almost went here but nope” bowl. A prime candidate for a Thursday Night game that probably shouldn’t be one to begin with.

Pick Analysis. Home. NRG Stadium. Scouting Report. TennesseeTitans. 16. player. 35

Ma, the NFL is doing that weird scheduling thing again! On a serious note, will Derrick Henry be healthy at this time? He wasn’t last season.

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Away. ChicagoBears. Soldier Field. 17. player. 57

Chicago (where I live) doesn’t get cold until February. That’s when the real snow, ice, slush, and sleet start falling. This game could be 50 degrees, it could be 11. Who knows what the temperature should be, but the scoreboard could be hot as Lovie Smith gets a chance to beat his former team that he took to Super Bowl XLI.

Scouting Report. player. Pick Analysis. Home. NRG Stadium. PhiladelphiaEagles. 18. 54

Houston gets a chance to spoil the Eagles’ playoff plans, seeing how they snuck into the postseason last year as the seventh overall seed.

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