Texans get preseason Amazon Prime game in ’22

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The Houston Texans will have their final preseason game aired on Amazon Prime.

Even if it is a preseason game, the final preseason game for the Houston Texans is scheduled to air on Aug. 25 on Amazon Prime, with the newest NFL TV deal taking place with the Texans taking on the San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium.

That will be the third and final preseason game for Houston, as in Week 1 of the preseason schedule Houston hosts the New Orleans Saints, and Week 2 the Texans travel to face the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

Though none of those above games count in the standings, playing those three high-caliber teams to get ready for a tough 2022 schedule will be good for the Texans, especially getting to play the 49ers on Prime in front of a national audience.

That game will have Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit calling the game as they will be preparing for the upcoming season as well, with this being their first year in the broadcast booth together. Last year Herbstreit was on ABC/ESPN calling college football, and Michaels has been the lead announcer of Sunday Night Football and some Thursday Night Football games.

Houston has a new secondary duo starting in 2022

What will be exciting for the preseason is getting to watch the new secondary duo of Derek Stingley Jr. at cornerback and Jalen Pitre at safety as they prepare for their rookie seasons. Plus, on offense the more playing time Davis Mills gets, the better, and he’ll be working with some new offensive linemen, a couple new running backs, and some additions elsewhere on the offense.

Houston’s new rushing game of Marlon Mack and rookie Dameon Pierce should really revamp the Houston rushing attack in 2022. Pierce might be the rookie who can help the offense the most in ’22 with his power rushing attack. There is also Kenyon Green, the new Texans guard whom Pierce will be running behind. Those two will be difference makers in ’22 and beyond.

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Again, even with the Prime game being a preseason contest, it is exciting to know many will get to watch a young Texans team during their rebuilding stage, because eventually the Texans will be playing in marquee games once again.