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Texans’ Wild Card Weekend Kickoff Time Announced

The Texans will host the winner of the Colts/BESFs game, but when will they play? Find out here!

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With the Texans winning the AFC South, it was a certainty that the Texans would host a playoff game on Wild Card Weekend. The only thing that was still up in the air was who they would play, when, and on what channel.

We now have answers on two of those three questions.

The Colts and BESFs are still playing, so the opponent is still uncertain, but it’s looking more and more likely we’re getting a rubber game against the Colts.

This seventh AFC South game will take place on Saturday afternoon at 3:35 p.m. CST (1:35 p.m. PST) on ESPN.

That the Texans are playing the first game of Wild Card weekend is nothing new, as the Texans seem to always get the first game on the schedule. But now we get to listen to the awkward strains of Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten call the game with special appearances by Booger McFarland and his crane o’ wonders along the sidelines of NRG Stadium.

Join us then, gentle Texans fan, for what will be an afternoon you will forget for the rest of your lives!

Oh, and there are other games happening too, I suppose you might want to see the rest of the Wild Card schedule too:


(6) Colts at (3) Texans - 3:35 p.m. (ESPN)

(5) Seahawks at (4) Cowboys - 7:15 p.m. (FOX)


(5) Chargers at (4) Ravens - 12:05 p.m. (CBS)

(6) Eagles at (3) Bears - 3:40 p.m. (NBC)

UPDATE: We also know when and who the Texans would play in the Divisional Round if they beat the Colts on Saturday afternoon.