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Sunday, September 11, the Houston Texans square off against the Chicago Bears. The game, to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on FOX. Read on for our Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears preview.
According to ESPN's matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Houston wins the matchup between the two team 68% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Texans are the favorite to win the matchup.
The contest is scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium, which has a capacity of 72,220 fans.
Spread: Houston Texans -6
Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears preview
The Texans open up non-conference play against the Chicago Bears before moving on to an important Week 3 matchup at Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots sans Tom Brady. A middle of the season Week 9 bye week should please the Texans before they travel to take on divisional opponent Jacksonville in Week 10.
After traveling to Houston, the Bears face divisional opponent, Philadelphia, in Week 2 at home. Like the Texans, the Chicago Bears have a Week 9 bye, which will get them rested up for a long flight to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers in Week 10.
The Houston Texans finished the 2015 campaign with a 9-7 regular season record and were blown out 30-0 in their Wild Card Playoff game against divisional opponent, Kansas City.
The Bears opened 2015 with three straight losses before finishing the season with a 6-10 record.
Bill O'Brien enters his third season as the head coach of the Texans. After finishing 9-7 in each of his first two seasons, O'Brien owns an 18-14 overall record.
John Fox is a veteran head coach, who sports a 125-99 overall record, enters his second season in charge of the Chicago Bears.
The Houston Texans and Chicago Bears have met three times in history with the Texans taking all three contests.
Houston Texans and Chicago Bears prediction:
DeAndre Hopkins was a top-three wide receiver last year with at best shoddy quarterback play last year, and with Brock Osweiler in charge of the offense this year, the sky is the limit. Couple that with the introduction of Lamar Miller to Houston and the Texans have an offense to be reckoned with. The Bears won't have enough firepower to keep up.
Houston 34, Chicago 1o