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As introduced in ”Countdown To Kickoff” a few Sundays ago, Week 17 of the Texans’ 2021 regular season brings you this little known factoid:

Koala fingerprints are so close to humans’ that they could taint crime scenes.

Koalas might not seem to have a lot in common with us, but if you were to take a closer look at their hands, you’d see that they have fingerprints that are just like humans’. In fact, they’re so similar when it comes to the distinctive loops and arches, that in Australia, “police feared that criminal investigations may have been hampered by koala prints,” according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Any koalas who want to commit crimes would be wise to do so wearing gloves.

The game thread for your STREAKING 4-11 Houston Texans and gotta-have-this-one-to-qualify-for-the-NFL Playoffs San Francisco 49ers goes live at 2:45 p.m. CST. Until that witching hour, you can chat about the match-up in the space below.