The NFL will release its full 2020 regular season schedule in a few hours. That necessarily means any number of professed leaks about the schedule have begun to flow. Virtually all of them are bunk. But some aren’t, and I tend to give more credence to the reports attached to a real life media personality, as they have something to lose, with the understanding that they could be getting bad information and that there’s no way to test the veracity until the schedule is actually released at 7 p.m. CDT. So grain of salt and all that.
That said, Danny Parkins is a sports radio host in Chicago who’s undeniably gotten good information in the past. Earlier today, he tweeted that your Houston Texans will open the NFL regular season against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the marquee Thursday Night Football game.
NFL SCHEDULE LEAK:— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) May 7, 2020
The Chiefs will open the season at home on Thursday Night Football against the Texans.
We just need the Texans to roll to a 52 point lead before letting the Chiefs score this time.
UPDATE: We have confirmation from John McClain.
Texans open at KC on Thursday night. They opened at Saints on Monday night last year and lost 30-28 when Wil Lutz kicked a 58-yard FG with no time remaining. Texans won 31-24 at KC last season before losing 51-31 in the divisional round.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 7, 2020
UPDATE II: The Texans’ schedule is now out.