The Texans confirmed their 2022 opponents with the conclusion of yesterday’s games when they locked up third place in the AFC South. The s2022 regular season schedule won’t come out until April or May, but for traveling Texans, it’s good to start looking at potential trips. And boy, are there some ideal away game destinations this year.
Per usual, The Texas will play six divisional games. Additionally, this year the Texans will face the NFC East and the AFC West. Since the Texans finished third in the AFC South, they’ll play the other two AFC division’s third place teams—the Dolphins (9-8) and Browns (8-9). The 17th game will be against the NFC North’s third place team, the Bears (6-11). Here’s a complete list of Houston’s 2022 opponents:
Home: Titans, Colts, Jaguars, Browns, Chiefs, Chargers, Eagles, and Washington
Away: Titans, Colts, Jaguars, Broncos, Bears, Cowboys, Dolphins, Giants, and Raiders
The Texans hold a 99-111 record against their 2022 opponents and have winning records against six of them. They get the chance to beat the Eagles for the first time in franchise history, a distinction only the Eagles and Vikings have maintained throughout the 20-year history of the team.
The Texans will only face six games against 2021 playoff teams. The Chiefs, Titans (twice), Cowboys, Eagles, and Raiders are those teams, which means there are plenty of winnable games next season. Not to mention that neither the Raiders nor the Eagles are the most formidable of playoff teams. If the team truly does add a significant amount of talent during the offseason, the Texans could have a fairly easy road next year.
The Texans’ road schedule features a handful of teams with legitimate quarterback concerns. The Broncos and Giants will almost certainly be shopping for new QBs in the next few months. The Bears, Jaguars, and Dolphins have young but unproven QBs at the helm. The Raiders, Titans, and Colts all have veterans who aren’t premier passers and can slip up any given game. The best QB the Texans will face on the road by a landslide is the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott.
There will always be next year. Though the offseason is long and arduous, we’ll find a way to get through it with the draft and free agency. On to 2022.