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Houston Texans 2012 Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Time and TV Info

BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 15: The Houston Texans huddle together in the tunnel before taking the field prior to the start of the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore won 20-13 in regulation.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIApril 18, 2012

The Houston Texans were oh so close to reaching the Super Bowl last season. Without all of the injuries, the Texans could compete with anyone.

With a healthy Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson and Arian Foster, the offense should be effective. The defense has lost Mario Williams, but they played well without him after he went down in Week 5.

Texans fans have a lot to look forward to, so let's take a look at the schedule.

 

Schedule:

Week 1 9/9: Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 2 9/16: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 3 9/23: Houston Texans at Denver Broncos, 4:15 PM ET, CBS

Week 4 9/30: Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 5 10/8: Houston Texans at New York Jets, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN

Week 6 10/14: Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans, 8:20 PM ET, NBC

Week 7 10/21: Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 8 10/28: BYE WEEK

Week 9 11/4: Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 10: 11/11: Houston Texans at Chicago Bears, 8:20 PM ET, NBC

Week 11 11/18: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 12 11/22: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions, 12:30 PM ET, CBS

Week 13 12/2: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 14 12/10: Houston Texans at New England Patriots, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN

Week 15 12/16: Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, CBS

Week 16 12/23: Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans, 1 PM ET, Fox

Week 17 12/30: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 PM ET, CBS

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30:  Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 30, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

 

Analysis:

The Texans and Titans figure to battle it out for AFC South supremacy. The Texans take on the NFC North this year, with rough stops in Chicago and Detroit, so the schedule is no cakewalk.

At least the Packers' game is at home, but this team's defense will be tested often.

They will see five top-notch QBs during the season:

Peyton Manning, Jay Cutler, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Matt Stafford.

We will find out just how good the Texans' defense really is.

If all major pieces are healthy, the Houston offense is among the best in the NFL. That may be the Texans biggest impediment to repeating as AFC South champions.

 

Most Pivotal Matchup:

The final meeting with the Tennessee Titans could very well have division championship implications. This should be a dogfight all season long, and this game could bring everything to a head.

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