Full NFL Schedule Released; Texans Play Opening Night


The NFL gave starved sports fans another treat Thursday night. Two weeks after the NFL Draft, the league released its full 2020 season schedule. The schedule includes 16 games over 17 weeks starting on time in early September, but the coronavirus pandemic could still change plans.

SportsTalk 790 host and former NFL player Sean Salisbury tells KTRH the league still has a lot to decide before anyone hits the field. "I think what you'll see is two or three plans, one that says we can play 16 (games), another that says we can play 12, and then a third plan that says we'll play these games, but when do we allow fans in the stands," says Salisbury. "I do believe we'll be playing football, but I don't believe there'll be fans in the stands for most of it. And I think they're going to do everything they can to get 16 games in...I can't imagine them playing the season with less than 12 games."

As for the schedule itself, the Texans have just two scheduled national games, both on Thursdays. They'll open the season Thursday September 10 against the Super Bowl Champion Chiefs in Kansas City. The Texans will also make their second-ever appearance on Thanksgiving Day, taking on the Lions in Detroit. The Texans also played at Detroit on Turkey Day back in 2012.

Here is the full schedule:

Week 1

Sept 10

at Kansas City Chiefs

NBC

7:20 PM

Week 2

Sept 20

Baltimore Ravens

CBS

3:25 PM

Week 3

Sept 27

at Pittsburgh Steelers

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 4

Oct 4

Minnesota Vikings

FOX

12:00 PM

Week 5

Oct 11

Jacksonville Jaguars

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 6

Oct 18

at Tennessee Titans

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 7

Oct 25

Green Bay Packers

Fox

12:00 PM

Week 8

BYE

Week 9

Nov 8

at Jacksonville Jaguars

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 10

Nov 15

at Cleveland Browns

FOX

12:00 PM

Week 11

Nov 22

New England Patriots

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 12

Nov 26

at Detroit Lions

CBS

11:30 AM

Week 13

Dec 6

Indianapolis Colts

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 14

Dec 13

at Chicago Bears

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 15

Dec 19/20

at Indianapolis Colts

TBD

TBD

Week 16

Dec 27

Cincinnati Bengals

CBS

12:00 PM

Week 17

Jan 3

Tennessee Titans

CBS

12:00 PM


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