Coming off a 4-12 season, featuring a roster that wasn’t exactly teeming with talent, popular opinion was that the 2021 Houston Texans would, in a word, stink. Hence, they were relegated to a single primetime game on Thursday Night Football this season. But then they looked like a quality football concern in their season opener against the Jaguars. Houston followed that up by looking even better in the first half on the road against the Browns.
But then Tyrod Taylor got hurt, and everything that happened up to that point seemed to wash away in an instant.
Tonight, Davis Mills, a rookie third-round pick out of Stanford, will make his first start in the NFL. If what we saw in the second half in Cleveland a few days ago was any indication, things are about to go quite poorly for the home team. Nevertheless, none of us can see into the future. Perhaps Mills will shock us all and this will be a transformative moment in Houston football history. In the unlikely event that happens, you have to pay attention so you can boast to your friends and family that YOU WERE THERE AND YOU NEVER HAD A DOUBT. Here is what you need to know to witness Thursday Night Football this week.
Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m. CDT on Thursday, September 23rd.
TV Broadcast: NBC or NFL Network.
Radio Broadcast: Sports Radio 610 (AM), 100.3 (FM), and SXM 225. NFL Game Pass also provides an audio streaming service.
Online Streaming: You can stream Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, 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.
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NFL Network Replay: 12:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. CDT on Friday, September 24th.
In terms of what we'll be doing on game day itself, expect "Countdown To Kickoff" to post at 3:30 p.m. CDT, with the first open thread for the game posting promptly at 7:05 p.m. CDT. We'll add game threads if necessary, and then we'll have a post-game reaction thread as soon as the contest is over.