The 2022 NFL schedule was released on Thursday night, giving fans and players a first look at the league schedule.
The Texans will open the season at NRG Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 11 against the Indianapolis Colts, an AFC South divisional opponent.
Houston will then have back-to-back road games at Denver and at Chicago, then after a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Texans head back on the road at Jacksonville before its bye week.
Houston has only one primetime game so far this season. The Texans will host the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, Nov. 3. The game will be streamed only on Amazon Prime, for subscribers only.
One big game everyone will be looking at is when the Texans host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Dec. 4. It may mark the return of former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was traded earlier this season.
The Texans will face NFC East opponents this season, so that means the Texans will face their in-state rival, the Dallas Cowboys. The battle for Texas will be on Sunday, Dec. 11 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Texans end the season with three straight AFC South opponents, starting with a Saturday road game at Tennessee on Christmas Eve.
But future games, including the regular season finale at Indianapolis, can be flexed to a primetime game. The Week 18 matchup with the Colts could be moved to a Saturday night doubleheader.
Here’s the full schedule for the Texans (bold games are AFC South games):
|Sept. 11||vs. Indianapolis||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Sept. 18||@ Denver||3:25 p.m.||CBS|
|Sept. 25||@ Chicago||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 2||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 9||@ Jacksonville||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 23||@ Las Vegas||3:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Oct. 30||vs. Tennessee||3:05 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 3 (Thurs.)||vs. Philadelphia||7:15 p.m.||Amazon Prime|
|Nov. 13||@ New York Giants||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Nov. 20||vs. Washington||12 p.m.||FOX|
|Nov. 27||@ Miami||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 4||vs. Cleveland||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 11||@ Dallas||12 p.m.||FOX|
|Dec. 18||vs. Kansas City||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Dec. 24 (Sat.)||@ Tennessee||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Jan. 1||vs. Jacksonville||12 p.m.||CBS|
|Jan. 7 or 8||@ Indianapolis||TBD||TBD|
The Texans also released its preseason schedule, hosting the New Orleans Saints in the first preseason game, then facing the Los Angeles Rams in southern California. But dates and times for those games have not yet been determined.
Only one preseason game is set, with Houston hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, Aug. 25. The game will be streamed on Amazon Prime.