The NFL schedule release is on May 12, which means the Houston Texans will finally know when and where they take on their opponents.
The who was determined at the conclusion of the 2021 schedule.
Scheduling can make a difference as to whether a team gets off to a fast start or not. Take for example 2020. The Texans played the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, the previous year’s No. 1 seed in the AFC in the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Steel City, and then hosted the Minnesota Vikings at NRG Stadium, who were a playoff team the year prior. An 0-4 start was disappointing but understandable given the slate of opponents.
Here are four scenarios to the upcoming schedule that would benefit the Texans.