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Houston Texans release its 2020 NFL schedule

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after a play against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, in Houston. Next Monday, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 All-Decade team.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts after a play against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, in Houston. Next Monday, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 All-Decade team.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Mark your calendars!

The Houston Texans released its 2020 NFL schedule Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

Here is what you need to know:

  • For the preseason matchups, the Texans will face the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys and travel to play the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints. The exact dates are still to be determined.
  • In the season opener, the Texans travel to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 10.
  • The Texans’ first home game is in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • In Week 3, the Texans travel to play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • In Weeks 4 and 5, the Texans host back-to-back home games against the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • The Texans will travel to play the Tennessee Titans in Week 6.
  • In Week 7, the Texans take on the Green Bay Packers at home.
  • Rest! Week 8 is a bye week for the Texans.
  • Texans will face the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cleveland Browns back-to-back road games in Week 9 and 10.
  • In Week 11, the Texans will host the New England Patriots.
  • On Thanksgiving Day, the Texans will travel to play the Detroit Lions.
  • In Week 13, the Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts then play a rematch in Week 15 in at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • In Week 14, the Texans will travel to play the Chicago Bears.
  • The Texans will wrap up the season with two home games against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tennesse Titans.

KPRC 2 sports anchor and reporter Randy McIlvoy and Ari Alexander break down the schedule:

NFL releases Texans schedule. More with KPRC2 Randy McIlvoy and KPRC2 Ari Alexander

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Thursday, May 7, 2020