Texans set for final home game of the preseason

Texans set for final home game of the preseason

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HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Brian Cushing #56 of the Houston Texans enters the field before the start of the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 25 at 6:36 PM

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans are set to play their final home game of the preseason Sunday afternoon.

The Texans will host the New Orleans Saints at 3 p.m. at Reliant Stadium in what is their most important preseason matchup. The game is to serve as the team’s final dress rehearsal for the starters, who are expected to play a good portion of the game.

The Texans are 2-0 the preseason after defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 and the Miami Dolphins last weekend at Reliant Stadium.

Texans rookie receiver DeAndre Hopkins will sit out Sunday's game after suffering a concussion against the Dolphins. Also, defensive end Antonio Smith is suspended for the game after swinging a helmet at Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito in last weekend's game.

Saints and Texans have met in each of the last five preseasons and should serve as a good barometer to see where the team stands with their preparation for the season-opener.

The Texans open the regular season on Monday, Sept. 9, at the San Diego Chargers. The Texans will face the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 29 at AT&T Stadium for their final preseason game.

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