Countdown To Kickoff: Texans v. Saints

I like to think Cushing will be watching the game on TV like this.

In a mere 4.5 hours, your Houston Texans will begin their third exhibition game of the season against the Saints in New Orleans. Their defense will be without starters Brian Cushing (who didn't even make the trip), J.J. Watt, and Shaun Cody, but tonight is as close to a full dress rehearsal as you'll get in the preseason. As close as a team can get without three of its defensive starters, anyway.

This is where you can pass the time until your Houston Texans kick off against the Saints at 7 p.m. CDT. The first game thread is scheduled to post at 6:30 p.m. In the meantime, talk Texans in the Comments below.

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