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Texans game bumps ‘Scandal’ off TV in Houston, and many are not pleased

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Kerry Washington, star of "Scandal" (Getty Images)

Houston Texans fans are having a tough year.

The Texans' season began with high hopes but that washed away in a 10-game losing streak. They let their displeasure known a few weeks ago when they booed the home team so loudly that the offense had to go to a silent count.

The 2-10 Texans play an unpalatable game on Thursday night against the 3-9 Jaguars. It will be broadcast on KTRK-TV in Houston on Thursday night, pushing the popular ABC show "Scandal" back to 12:45 a.m. That's a problem to a few folks in Houston who would much rather watch the TV drama than see the Texans try for their 11th straight loss, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"Scandal" stars Kerry Washington as the head of a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C. The Texans and KTRK might need their own crisis management specialists.

You get the point.

For the national audience, the game won't affect "Scandal" or "Glee" or "Two and a Half Men" or anything else you'd rather watch than this mess of a late-season game. It'll be on NFL Network. And if you spend three hours watching these two teams play, you are a certified NFL nut.

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