Who are the Texans’ 2022 opponents?

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The NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, but who are the Texans’ opponents?

Before the 2022 NFL Schedule is officially released on Thursday, let’s all get to know who the Houston Texans will facing this upcoming season, in the second year of having Davis Mills as the starting quarterback.

This season the Texans will be facing the NFC East in non-conference games, meaning the team will be taking on the Washington Commanders and Philadelphia Eagles at home, while also traveling to face the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.

The Texans will also battle the AFC West with Houston hosting the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers, while traveling to take on the Las Vegas Raiders and the Denver Broncos.

Also on the schedule are teams not in the AFC South, and they are the Chicago Bears (away), Cleveland Browns (home) and the Miami Dolphins (away).

There are also the home and away games against AFC South rivals: the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Who will be the Texans’ Week 1 opponent for the 2022 season?

Rob Collins of Kansas City FOX 4 says the Chiefs are rumored to be Houston’s 2022 Week 1 opponent in the following tweet, as the Texans will host Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and a couple former teammates (Justin Reid and Lonnie Johnson Jr.) at NRG Stadium:

If this is the case, the schedule makers weren’t easy on Houston for their first game because in recent memory the Texans have had their share of struggles against KC, and a divisional round playoff loss to the Chiefs led to the current rebuild of the franchise that we are witnessing.

It really shouldn’t matter who Houston starts this upcoming season against, because if they are on the schedule they’ll eventually have to meet in a game. Houston has more work ahead of them, but Week 1 against the Chiefs is not only a tough task, but it will be a nice way to measure how the Texans compare against one of the very best teams in the NFL.

The rest of the schedule isn’t easy either as the AFC West is one of the premier divisions in the NFL, and one of the Top 2 divisions in entire AFC.

It will also be interesting to see if the Texans get to face former franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson this season at NRG Stadium, depending on some decisions the NFL will be making.

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All in all, Houston has a tough schedule in front of them for ’22, and it will only make them stronger by facing tough competition, especially if that competition is the Chiefs in Week 1.