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Countdown To Kickoff: Texans v. Chargers

Today’s amazing truth is about African Giant-Pouched Rats. Who needs safety protocols?

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Home zoo in Vsevolozhsk Photo by Alexander Demianchuk\TASS via Getty Images

As introduced in Countdown a couple of weeks ago, I bring you this fun fact. Not about COVID safety protocols—who needs those?—but about landmine-sniffing rodents from a continent far, far away.

The game thread for your not-at-all-contagious 3-11 Houston Texans and the similarly totally healthy Chargers of Los Angeles will go live at 11:45 a.m. CST. Talk about the match-up and that tickle in your throat here until then.