For the first time in franchise history, the Texans will play in the first NFL game of the regular season.
On September 10, Houston opens the 2020 campaign with a Thursday Night Football road contest against the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium.
It'll be the third time in less than a year the two squads have faced each other, as the Texans won a Week 6 tilt there last October, and the Chiefs were victorious in January's Divisional playoff.
General manager and head coach Bill O'Brien looks forward to the challenge ahead on the reigning Super Bowl champs.
"Everybody wants to start out the season on national television, and we're able to do that," O'Brien said. "We're playing a great opponent: the Super Bowl champions led by Andy Reid. Great players, great coaching staff, and it's going to be a big challenge for us. Our guys are looking forward to that."
The Texans opened their 2019 season on Monday Night Football at New Orleans. Getting to be a part of the first game on the League slate is something O'Brien and the Texans don't take lightly.
"It's a privilege," O'Brien said. "It's a privlege to be one of the teams that kicks off the NFL season. We're all excited about that opportunity."
The opener is the lone night game the Texans are currently scheduled to play. They'll also face the Lions in front of a national television audience on Thanksgiving in Detroit. The road game against the Colts could wind up being a prime time affair, as it's scheduled for either the 19th or 20th of December.