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Texans announce 2019 schedule

The Houston Texans 2019 regular season schedule features four primetime games, including two at home, and is highlighted by a matchup with the division-rival Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 on Thursday Night Football. Houston's 17 primetime regular season games from 2016-19 are the most in team history over a four-year span. The Texans have played 38 primetime games (including Thanksgiving) in team history.

Bill O'Brien kicks off his sixth season as the Texans head coach with a season-opening matchup on the road against the New Orleans Saints on ESPN's Monday Night Football on September 9. Houston opens on the road for the sixth time in 18 years and will open in primetime for just the third time in franchise history (2002, 2013). The Texans are 2-0 in season-opening primetime games and will start the season on ESPN's Monday Night Football for the second time in team history. Houston defeated the Chargers 31-28 in San Diego in Week 1 of the 2013 season.

The Texans' first divisional game will be in Week 2 when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 15 for the first of two matchups. In Week 3, the Texans will travel to face the Los Angeles Chargers as Houston is scheduled to play every AFC West team for the first time since 2016. That matchup is followed by back-to-back homes games against NFC South opponents as the Carolina Panthers will travel to NRG Stadium in Week 4 and the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. This season marks the fifth time in franchise history and first time since 2015 that Houston will take on each member of the NFC South.

Houston will go on the road for two consecutive road games in Weeks 6-7 as they take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Texans return home in Week 8 to face the Oakland Raiders on October 27. In Week 9, the Texans will travel to London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, which marks the first time the Texans will play in the U.K. in franchise history. The game will be broadcast on NFL Network on November 3. Houston's international game is immediately followed by a bye in Week 10.

Following the bye week, Houston travels to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in Week 11 before hosting three consecutive home games, including two primetime matchups. The Texans and Colts will play in Week 12 on Thursday Night Football before Houston hosts the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots on NBC's Sunday Night Football in Week 13. The Texans' three straight home games end with a matchup against the Denver Broncos on December 8 in Week 14. It will mark the sixth time in team history and third-consecutive season the Texans have played three straight home games during the regular season.

The Texans will play back-to-back road games for the second time in 2019 during Weeks 15-16. Houston will face the Tennessee Titans in Week 15 in the first of two matchups followed by a trip to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. Houston closes out the regular season with a home game against the Tennessee Titans on December 29, which marks the 13th time in team history and the 10th year in a row that Houston will close the regular season against a divisional opponent.

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