NFL gives Texans just one prime time game in 2021

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 8:34 AM CDT
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRE) - The Houston Texans will open the 2021 season at home against division rival Jacksonville.

The matchup is set for September 12 at 12 p.m.

The Texans are 8-2 in the past five seasons against the Jaguars and swept them last season. Both teams will have new looks this year with Jacksonville bringing in successful college coach Urban Myer to lead the way. They also are home to the No.1 draft pick, quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

The team drew the short straw when it comes to prime time matchups with just one Thursday Night football game against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3 action. In their 20 seasons, the team has played in just 45 prime time games. They have won nine of their last 11 primetime matchups.

The Texans will enter the season with new head coach David Culley and uncertainty at the quarterback position due to Deshaun Watson wanting out of his contract and his legal trouble away from the field.

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