2008 Texans schedule released

HOUSTON The Texans won the last time they ventured into Heinz Field, 24-6, despite gaining only 47 yards of total offense. Houston is 3-3 in season openers and 1-1 in season openers on the road.

Houston welcomes the Baltimore Ravens to town in Week 2 at 3:15pm. The Texans are 2-4 in their home openers at Reliant Stadium. Houston then travels inside the division over the next two weeks when they face the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars to end September.

For the third consecutive year, the Texans will have three home games in the month of December, beginning with their first-ever appearance on Monday Night Football when division rival Jacksonville comes to town. Houston owns a 4-2 record against the Jaguars in Reliant Stadium. Houston will then travel to Green Bay to face the Packers from historic Lambeau Field for the first time in team history. With their trips to Minnesota and Green Bay this season, Houston will have gone to every NFL city either in preseason or regular season. The NFL will continue to implement flexible scheduling for Weeks 11-17 to ensure the best matchups of the week. The NFL has the option to inform teams 12 days in advance that their Sunday afternoon game will switch to Sunday night and will be aired on NBC at 7:00 pm. The Texans' Monday Night Game in Week 13 against Jacksonville will not change. For more information, go to www.HoustonTexans.com.

Houston Texans 2008 schedule (all times Central, home games in CAPS)

Saturday, Aug. 9 vs. DENVER, 7pm (ABC13)
Saturday, Aug. 16 at New Orleans, 7pm (ABC13)
Friday, Aug. 22 at Dallas, 7pm (Ch. 11)
Thursday, Aug. 28 vs. TAMPA BAY, 7pm (ABC13)

Regular Season
Sunday, Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 14 vs. BALTIMORE, 3:15pm (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 21 at Tennessee, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 28 at Jacksonville, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 5 vs. INDIANAPOLIS, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 12 vs. MIAMI, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 19 vs. DETROIT, 3:05pm (Fox)
Sunday, Oct. 26 -- BYE
Sunday, Nov. 2 at Minnesota, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 9 vs. CINCINNATI, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 16 at Indianapolis, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 23 at Cleveland, noon (CBS)
Monday, Dec. 1 vs. JACKSONVILLE, 7:30pm (ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 7 at Green Bay, noon (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 14 vs. TENNESSEE, noon, (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 21 at Oakland, 3:05pm, (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 28 vs. CHICAGO, noon (Fox)

Jan. 3-4: Wild Card Weekend
Jan. 10-11: Divisional Playoffs
Jan. 18: Conference Championships
Feb. 1: Super Bowl XLIII, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Fla.
Feb. 8: AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii

All games are broadcasted live on 100.3 KILT FM and SportsRadio 610 AM
Spanish broadcasts on La Tremenda 1010 AM

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