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The NFL is back to rescheduling games as they navigate the final four weeks of the regular season amid a COVID-19 outbreak.
The Texans did not have a game moved around last season when the NFL was far more likely to move around games. Teams were playing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays just to get through the entire slate of regular season games.
With the Texans’ inaugural season coming in 2002, have they ever had any games rescheduled?
The answer is yes.
In Week 2 of 2008, the Texans were slated to host the Baltimore Ravens at then-Reliant Stadium for a standard early afternoon Sunday kickoff However, with Hurricane Ike approaching, the league decided to move the game to that Monday. However, damage to the stadium forced the NFL to grant both teams their bye weeks early and tinker with the schedule.
The Texans played their “Week 2” game with Baltimore in Week 10. Of course, the Texans were scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals that day, so, the NFL moved the Houston-Cincinnati game to Week 8.
Hurricanes affecting the Texans aren’t unprecedented. In 2017, the Texans were scheduled to play their preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 31 at NRG Stadium. However, the devastation from Hurricane Harvey made the game unfeasible in Houston. After initially deciding to play the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the league ultimately canceled the exhibition contest entirely.