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?
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.
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.
The NFC East stretch doubles down with the first meeting of the Texans and the newly-named Commanders.
The “Deshaun Watson Bowl”. Enough said.
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.
Usually, the NFL scheduling committee wants divisional games towards the end of the season. Not this time. Can Houston sweep Jacksonville again this year?
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).
WEEK 8: BYE WEEK
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.
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.
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!
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.
A rematch of the upset that came out of nowhere last season. Can Mills tear up the Chargers’ defense that should be completely healthy?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Houston gets a chance to spoil the Eagles’ playoff plans, seeing how they snuck into the postseason last year as the seventh overall seed.