2010 Houston Texans Schedule

There is little doubt fans in Houston will looking towards the 2010 Houston Texans Schedule for the same success they experienced in 2009, despite missing the playoffs. In 09, the Houston Texans tabbed their best finish in the AFC South division finishing the runner-up to the Indianapolis Colts with a record of 9-7 on the season. That was better than the Tennessee Titans (8-8) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9). For the longest time the Colts have had a strangle hold on the AFC South division, but the Texans have been gaining ground and playing competitive games against the champions. Will 2010 be the season that the Texans win the AFC South? We'll soon see.

Despite the fact that the Texans lost both the to the Colts in 2009, the Texans' 2010 NFL Schedule presents them with the opportunity to get one or two in the win column against them, among the other teams they are slated to face.

Quarterback Matt Schaub has the best season of his career, throwing for nearly 4,800 yards to go along with 29 touchdown passes. He did throw 15 interceptions, and will need to come down on that and work on turnovers, but he will have plenty of weapons to give the ball to on offense, most notably wide receiver Andre Johnson.

Looking ahead to the 2010 Houston Texans Season Schedule, they get a chance to tackle the NFC East, which could present them for some difficult tests. Additionally, the teams opens up against Indianapolis which will be an early challenge.

Houston Texans 2010 Pre-Season Schedule

Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals

Saturday, August 21, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints

Saturday, August 28, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 8:00pm - Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Houston Texans 2010 Regular Season Schedule

Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Texans open up with a tough one, as the defending AFC Champions come to town in Peyton Manning and the Colts, who have owned the AFC South and their rivals over the last several years, taking both from Houston last years.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 4:15pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at Washington Redskins

The Texans play the NC East in their out of conference portion of the schedule, beginning with Donovan McNabb and the Redskins in Week 2 of the 2010 NFL Season, as Washington sports a completely new look.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Texans get back-to-back NFC East opponents early in the year as the division champion Cowboys come calling in this in-state rivalry game.

Sunday, October 3, 2010 @ 4:05pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders

Houston makes a trip out wet to Oakland in Week 4 of the young 2010 Houston Texans Weekly Schedule and will likely be favored against the Raiders in Oakland. The Raiders have finished below .500 every year since their Super Bowl appearance in 2004.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 @ 1:00pm (FOX) - Houston Texans vs. New York Giants

For the third time in four week, the Texans play a NFC east opponent. The Giants issued out on the playoffs narrowly a year ago, but are dangerous with quarterback Eli Manning leading the way.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Texans play the Chiefs, who won only four games in 2009. This game marks the third in a row of opponents who missed the playoffs for Houston, with a Bye week in the horizon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - Bye

Monday, November 1, 2010 @ 1:00pm (ESPN) - Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts

After the Bye week, things look tough potentially for Houston, as they face the Colts again. Fortunately, they only play them twice and this is the second of two games. As the Texans improve however, so does their chances of upending Indianapolis.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans vs. San Diego Chargers

In what is likely the toughest four-game stretch on the slate, the Texans get the Chargers after the Colts in what will be back-to-back games against division winners from last season.

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face the division rival Jaguars. Jacksonville defeated Houston both times in 2009.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at New York Jets

The Texans get the Jets in Week 11, as they made a surprise run to the AFC Championship game last season. They added a bunch of notable players this off season and could be a force to be reckoned with in 2010.

Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

Houston plays division rival Tennessee for the first time in Week 12, and will get them again in three weeks. This will be an important game that could potentially shape the outlook for the remainder of 2010.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 @ 1:00pm (NFLN) - Houston Texans at Philadelphia Eagles

This is the final game against the NFC East on the 2010 Houston Texans Team Schedule, as they will play Philadelphia in Week 13. The Eagles made the playoffs last season, but will be without quarterback Donovan McNabb as their primary start for the first time in over 10 years.

Monday, December 13, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravens

Houston plays Baltimore out of the AFC North late in the year and will have to handle Joe Flacco, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The Ravens are usually a dangerous teams and made a small run in the playoffs last season.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans

The Texans travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans in this AFC South match up that could play a significant factor in the way that the division plays out late in the year.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 4:05pm (CBS) - Houston Texans at Denver Broncos

Before the season finale against Jacksonville, the Texans travel to Denver to face the Broncos our of the AFC West. Denver ended the season 2-8 in their last 10 and will put a premium on trying to correct that in 2010.

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

The regular season finale matches the Jaguars against the Texans in what has in the past been meaningless for the division, but important for playoff standings. In 2010, Houston hopes its for both.

2010 Houston Texans Season Schedule