The bright lights; the pomp and circumstance; everything that comes along with playing a game on Sunday Night Football is headed to Houston this weekend.
The Houston Texans are 7-4 so far this season. They lead the AFC South. And they will have a tough test Sunday night with the 10-1 New England Patriots coming to town for the primetime showdown. Texans coach Bill O'Brien says he's just happy the team is playing this game at NRG Stadium.
"We know we are going to have great support Sunday night. We have to do a good job in taking advantage of that," O'Brien said.
And the Texans have a long way to go to match the long term success the Patriots have had under Bill Belichick. We all know about the Super Bowl wins, but even O'Brien, a former Pats assistant, was surprised to learn this week that New England has won at least ten games a season for seventeen straight years.
"You just think about the continuity it takes to do that; the grind, work ethic. And then think about how the NFL has changed," O'Brien stated.
O'Brien has also never beaten his former team. His Texans are 0-5 against New England since he came to town.
Sunday's game starts at 7:20pm.