Since 1980, only six of the 176 NFL teams to begin their respective season with a record of 0-3 have gone on to qualify for the NFL Playoffs. The 2018 Houston Texans were one of those six teams that rallied to the postseason after beginning the campaign with three straight losses, memorably rattling off nine straight wins after that start and finishing with a record of 11-5 to win the AFC South.
While the Texans have defied history and accomplished the nearly impossible before, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in deep trouble if they lose to the Steelers in Pittsburgh this weekend and fall to 0-3. Past results in no way guarantee future performance, and the Texans have a much different roster in 2020 than they did in 2018. Sunday’s tilt at Heinz Field may not be a true must-win in Week Three, but it’s about as close as you can get in September. Here’s how to ensure you catch the game:
Kickoff Time: 12 p.m. CDT on Sunday, September 27th.
TV Broadcast: CBS.
Radio Broadcast: Sports Radio 610 (AM), 100.3 (FM), and SXM 232. NFL Game Pass also provides an audio streaming service.
Online Streaming: Viewers in the U.S. can use the NFL Mobile app if they have a Verizon subscription. Everyone else can use the NFL Game Pass subscription service to watch the game.
Opponent Blog: Behind The Steel Curtain.
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NFL Network Replay: To be determined.
In terms of what we'll be doing for the game itself, expect "Countdown To Kickoff" to post at 8 a.m. CDT on Sunday. The first open thread for Texans-Steelers will go up at 11:45 a.m. CDT. We'll add live open threads as necessary during the game, and then we'll have a post-game reaction thread as soon as the game's over.