Texans: Matchups to watch in each of the ’22 regular season games

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The NFL schedule was released less than a week ago, showing everyone who the Houston Texans will be facing each week. Below are some of the key matchups to watch in each of the Texans regular season games for the 2022 NFL season.

Week 1 (IND @ HOU): New-Era Texans vs. New-Look Colts

After all the buzz surrounding the Texans offseason many in the media, as well as fans, have signaled for a new era in Houston with general manager Nick Caserio at the helm. It’s only fitting that the Texans open at home against their AFC Rivals. Can the Texans win their season-opener against Matt Ryan and the Colts? Expect Houston to be buzzing on Sept. 11 at NRG Stadium.

Week 2 (HOU @ DEN): Broncos WRs vs. Texans DBs

We will see if the Broncos are as good as they’ve been hyped up to be or if they simply added a Super Bowl quarterback (Russell Wilson) to a slightly above average team. Some have called the Denver wide receiving corps elite, but can the remade secondary of the Texans keep them in check?

Week 3 (HOU @ CHI): Davis Mills vs. Justin Fields

There’s a lot of hype around these two young quarterbacks going into the 2022 season. It will be interesting (and perhaps telling) to see which of these young quarterbacks comes out on top of this matchup. Both quarterbacks are still learning the NFL while in a role of a starting quarterback.

Week 4 (LAC @ HOU): Charges Offense vs Texans Defense

In Week 4, Houston faces arguably their first high-caliber opponent of the season, and this game will be won or lost on the defensive side of the ball. Can the Texans secondary, which includes rookies Derek Stingley Jr. and Jalen Pitre, plus a revamped front seven take on the dual-threat Los Angeles offense?