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2016 Houston Texans Preseason Schedule Released

It doesn't get as much press as the regular season schedule release, but the NFL did release preseason schedules for all of their teams today. Find out when and who the Texans are playing in August.

Always planning.
Always planning.
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Although the regular season schedule is far more important and remains unknown (though we do know which teams the Texans will be playing, and there's growing talk that the Texans could find themselves in Denver for the NFL regular season opener in primetime on Thursday, September 8th), the NFL did announce the 2016 preseason schedule for all 32 teams this afternoon. For your beloved Houston Texans, that means the following:

Week 1 (August 11-15, 2016): Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
Week 2 (August 18-22, 2016): New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans
Week 3 (Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 3 p.m. CDT on FOX): Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans
Week 4 (September 1-2, 2016): Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys

For the second year in a row, the closest thing to a regular season contest in the preseason--the third exhibition game--will feature the Texans on a national broadcast.  This year has the added bonus of the game being at NRG Stadium.

What else jumps out at you about the Texans' 2016 preseason schedule?