The Houston Texans have a good schedule in 2015 as it ranks as the next easiest in the league. The team isn’t considered one of the main Super Bowl contenders and they do not move the needle much with regards to national attention so they will be featured in prime time just two times as they host the Indianapolis Colts on CBS/NFL Network in Week 5 and at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The Texans open the season at home against the Chiefs on Sunday, September 13th.
The Houston Texans are getting some respect from the oddsmakers at the online sportsbook as they are not really a huge longshot to win the Super Bowl. The issue for the Texans is that they play in the same division as the Indianapolis Colts. The schedule should help the Texans as their toughest non-division games are at home and the Texans don’t have any long road trips. The bye week comes at an ideal time in Week 9 so they have no reason to complain.
The only drawback that I could see in their schedule is they have to play the Colts on short rest in early October on a Thursday night but at least they get that game at home. Keep an eye on that game as it will mark the return of wide receiver Andre Johnson to Houston to play against his former team. Johnson was the star in Houston but he’ll now be catching passes from Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck.
2015 Houston Texans Schedule (All times Eastern)
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 13, Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, at Carolina, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27, Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Thursday, Oct. 8, Indianapolis, 8:25 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 18, at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, at Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1, Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Week 9: BYE Week 10: Monday, Nov. 16, at Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22, N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29, New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6, at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 13, New England, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20, at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 27, at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3, Jacksonville, 1 p.m.