The Houston Texans will start the 2023 season with the goal of making the playoffs for the first time since 2019. They will have to improve on their 3-13-1 record last season drastically, but with the exciting hire of first-time head coach DeMeco Ryans in the offseason, there is at least something to be positive about in the building.
The Texans start the season on the road with a game against the Baltimore Ravens before their first home game under Ryans on Sunday, September 17, against the Indianapolis Colts. Tickets for the home opener at NRG Stadium are selling on Immortal Seats for an astonishingly low price of less than $40, showing that Houston fans need a reason to fall in love with their team again in 2023. Marquee home games this year see the Texans take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, and Denver Broncos.
Check out the Houston Texans’ full home schedule at the end of this post.
How quickly does the rookie class meet expectations?
The Houston Texans went all in on their 2023 NFL Draft class. They selected not only their franchise quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick as they grabbed C.J. Stroud from Ohio State, but they doubled down by moving up to the No. 3 overall pick to take linebacker/Edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. out of Alabama. Many considered Anderson to be the best player in the entire draft, while later picks like Juice Scruggs at center and another ‘Bama linebacker in Henry To’o To’o are also expected to contribute immediately.
The noises from camp and preseason have been great. This team will only go as far in 2023 as Stroud can take them, but building a young and exciting core is something that the Texans have done well to focus on as they rebuild in an open-looking AFC South.