49ers vs. Texans: 3 Things to Look for in San Francisco's Second Preseason Game

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49ers vs. Texans: 3 Things to Look for in San Francisco's Second Preseason Game
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The San Francisco 49ers had a successful 2012 preseason opener by most accounts and will look to keep moving forward against the Houston Texans this Saturday at Reliant Stadium. 

There were plenty of positives in the 49ers' 17-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but there are still a number of unanswered questions heading into the second exhibition contest. 

The Texans, meanwhile, are coming off of a 26-13 victory over the Carolina Panthers and are looking to build off of their first playoff appearance (and victory) in franchise history in 2011.

Preseason or not, this will be an important test versus a good team as the 49ers look forward to a tough regular season schedule. Of course, the preseason can't be used as a fool-proof measuring stick, but make no mistake: a lot can be learned on that field Saturday night.

With that in mind, here are the three biggest things worth looking for when the 49ers take on the Texans.

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