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Houston Texans schedule: 2022 season begins at home vs Colts

Jason Burgos

Houston Texans schedule: Week 1

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Sep. 11Colts1:00 PM ESTCBS

Houston Texans roster outlook

All our predictions are based on the Texans keeping and starting these key players

  • QB – Davis Mills
  • RB – Marlon Mack, Rex Burkhead
  • WR – Brandin Cooks, Nico Collins, Chris Conley, John Metchie III, Chris Moore
  • TE – Brevin Jordan, Pharaoh Brown
  • OL – Laremy Tunsil, Kenyon Green, Justin Britt, AJ Cann, Tytus Howard

With former Bears head coach and recent Texans defensive coordinator Lovie Smith taking over, starting quarterback Davis Mills will not be forced to learn a completely new system in his second season as the signal-caller.

On the defensive side, the team drafted the next best cornerback in the draft after Ahmad Gardner, Derek Stingley, Jr., to help bolster the defense and give them a much-needed secondary ace to help turn the team’s fortunes around in 2022.

Related: 2022 NFL power rankings

2022 Houston Texans preseason opponents

  • Week 1: vs New Orleans Saints
  • Week 2: vs San Francisco 49ers

2022 Houston Texans schedule

houston texans schedule
Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Here, you can find all of the information you need on the 2022 Texans schedule. We’ll provide game predictions, betting info, and more throughout the season.

Week 2: @ Denver Broncos

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Sep. 18@ Broncos4:25 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Broncs 27. Texans 14

Week 3: @ Chicago Bears

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Sep. 25@ Bears1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Texans 17, Bears 16

Week 4: vs Los Angeles Chargers

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Oct. 2Chargers1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Chargers 24, Texas 10

Week 5: @ Jacksonville Jaguars

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Oct. 9@ Jaguars1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Jaguars 21, Texans 20

Week 6: BYE

Week 7: @ Las Vegas Raiders

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Oct. 23@ Raiders4:05 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Raiders 28, Texans 7

Week 8: vs Tenessee Titans

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Oct. 30Titans4:05 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Titans 24, Texans 17

Week 9: vs Philadelphia Eagles (Thursday night)

DateOpponentTimeTV
Thursday, Nov. 3Eagles8:15 PM ESTPRIME TV
  • Prediction: Texans 17, Eagles 14

Week 10: @ New York Giants

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Nov. 13@ Giants1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Texans 21, Giants 10

Week 11: vs Washington Commanders

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Nov. 20Commanders1:00 PM ESTFOX
  • Prediction: Commanders 24, Texans 21

Week 12: @ Miami Dolphins

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Nov. 27@ Dolphins1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Dolphins 20, Texans 17

Week 13: vs Cleveland Browns

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Dec. 4Browns1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Browns 30, Texans 14

Week 14: @ Dallas Cowboys

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Dec. 11@ Cowboys1:00 PM ESTFOX
  • Prediction: Cowboys 27, Texans 24

Week 15: vs Kansas City Chiefs

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Dec. 18Chiefs1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Chiefs 31, Texans 20

Week 16: @ Tenessee Titans (Saturday afternoon)

DateOpponentTimeTV
Saturday, Dec. 24@ Titans1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Texans 28, Titans 17

Week 17: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Jan. 1Jaguars1:00 PM ESTCBS
  • Prediction: Texans 17, Jaguars 10

Week 18: @ Indianapolis Colts

DateOpponentTimeTV
Sunday, Jan. 8@ ColtsTBDTBD
  • Prediction: Colts 24, Texans 7

Houston Texans schedule prediction: 5-12, 4th place in the AFC South

houston texans schedule
Houston Texans coach Lovie Smith watches during Georgia’s Pro Day in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.News Joshua L Jones

With both the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars likely to improve in 2022, it spells bad news for the Texans. The team didn’t add any major free agents and will just have to hope that Davis Mills can grow into a legitimate franchise quarterback in his second year as the starter.

Expect 2022 to be a long year in Houston as the team plays out the string and looks ahead to a top-five pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.