Texans open 2011 at home vs. Colts

April 19, 2011 4:43:55 PM PDT
The Texans released their 2011 regular season schedule on Tuesday and they'll start this season just like last season.

The Texans will again open up the regular season by hosting division rival Indianapolis at Reliant Stadium. That game is scheduled for noon on September 11. Although the team does not have a Monday Night Football game this regular season, they will play in Indianapolis on Thursday Night Football on December 22.

Other home games include welcoming the Steelers, Browns, Raiders, Falcons, Panthers and Jaguars. Their bye week is November 20.

Houston closes out the season with a home game against the Titans on New Year's Day.

Houston Texans 2011 season schedule (all times 12pm CT unless otherwise noted):

    September 11 vs. Indianapolis

    September 18 at Miami 3:15pm

    September 25 at New Orleans

    October 2 vs. Pittsburgh

    October 9 vs. Oakland

    October 16 at Baltimore 3:05pm

    October 23 at Tennessee

    October 30 vs. Jacksonville

    November 6 vs. Cleveland

    November 13 at Tampa Bay

    November 20 BYE

    November 27 at Jacksonville

    December 4 vs. Atlanta

    December 11 at Cincinnati

    December 18 vs. Carolina

    December 22 (Thursday Night Football) at Indianapolis 7:20pm

    January 1 vs. Tennessee

The Texans hosted the Colts to open last season and the team notched a victory, finishing with a 6-10 record.

According to NFL.com, the team has the 10th toughest schedule in the league. The Texans 2011 opponents had a 132-124 record last season.

The team released its preseason schedule last week (specific dates and times to be released at a later date):

    Monday, August 15: vs. New York Jets (ESPN), 7 pm

    August 19-21: vs. New Orleans Saints (ABC13), TBA

    August 26-28: at San Francisco 49ers (ABC13), TBA

    September 1-3: at Minnesota Vikings (ABC13), TBA

ABC13 is the Official Television Home of the Houston Texans.

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