Texans open up season on Sunday

Houston Texans

Texans fans, your long wait is over.

The off-season is done. Training camp is over. Pre-season is over. Now the team plays for real on Sunday when they visit the Patriots in New England.

The Texans will look a lot different than they did at the end of last season. That is because last year was one filled with injuries. Deshaun Watson is back from his torn knee ligament. J.J. Watt returns from a broken leg. And he is very much looking forward to getting back on the field.

“It’s been a long road. It’s been a grind. It’s been a lot of ups and downs over the last couple of years obviously. I love this game. I love my teammates. I love coming to work every day,” Watt said earlier this week.

And in his first game back, Watt gets to target Tom Brady. Watt says Brady is one of the greats, as is Patriots coach Bill Bellichick.

“Probably the best quarterback of all time and one of the best coaches of all time. They are a great team. Their track record speaks for itself. It’s always exciting to get on the field and playing against a team of that caliber,” Watt explained

Sunday’s kickoff is at noon.

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