HOUSTON - The Houston Texans are set for their season-opener Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Houston area continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey.
Kickoff is scheduled for noon at NRG Stadium. You can watch the game on KHOU 11/CBS.
As part of their "Liberty White Out" theme, the Texans will be honoring first-responders for their efforts during Harvey.
The team will also announce their defensive starters with defensive end J.J. Watt wrapping up the line-up. Watt's fundraising efforts have surpassed $30 million as he continues to raise money for those affected by Harvey.
Looks like the Texans will be short-handed with their Week 2 game on Thursday Night Football. Not a lot of time to recover.
Ellington out with a concussion, Jeff Allen questionable with an ankle injury— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 10, 2017
This is not the game Texans fans were expecting.
Texans face a tough deficit in the fourth, and another rookie might be the key difference.
A quick look at Watson's first possession.
The Texans will be without their top two tight ends and another receiver.
Texans defense struggling to hold back Jags offense.
BREAKING: 2nd construction crane collapses in Miami as Irma makes way across Florida; official says it's in a large development.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 10, 2017
Watson leads Texans on 14-play TD drive to open the second half!
If @deshaunwatson leads the Texans back to a victory here after Harvey, he will have earned legendary status already— Josh Hubbard (@JhubbsKHOU11) September 10, 2017
Texans dealing with concussions.
Ryan Griffin and Brian Cushing out with concussions— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 10, 2017
The Deshaun Watson era is here.
Deshaun Watson in at QB for the #Texans to start the 2nd half.— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 10, 2017
The Texans defense is bein hit with the injury bug.
Brian Cushing being evaluated for a concussion, J.J. Watt probable to return with a finger injury. #Texans— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 10, 2017
The Texans OL is struggling with pass protection.
Hello, is Duane there? Can you be here on Monday— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) September 10, 2017
Texans may be even more short-handed.
Injury Update: @HoustonTexans TE Ryan Griffin is being evaluated for a concussion— Texans PR (@TexansPR) September 10, 2017
Could we see Deshaun Watson sooner rather than later?
These Texans look a lot like last year's, no?— Jason Bristol (@JBristolKHOU) September 10, 2017
Texans trail 6-0 as the offense continues to struggle.
The Jags will be without there star wideout.
Fans glad Texans football is back.
Texans know that Houston is not the only city affected by Harvey.
Brian Cushing reached a career milestone today!
GAME PICS: Texans host Jags in season-opener at NRG
Emotions were high during announcing of the starting line-up.
My goodness, NRG Stadium is alive.— Daniel Gotera (@DTGoteraKHOU) September 10, 2017
The Texans honored first-responders before the game, and also made a donation to the United Way.
This is what it is about.
The are some special guests in the house at NRG.
It's about that time. Are you ready for the return of Texans football?
Texans fans are thinking of those in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Thinking of those back home.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) September 10, 2017
Stay safe Florida. pic.twitter.com/BT2GDotf1x
A quick look at the inactives for Week 1
Matt Musil was out with Texans tailgaters taking questions on Facebook.
DeAndre Hopkins hs arrvied!
Home is where the heart is.
J.J. Watt is ready too make his regular season debut after missing most of the 2016 season.
Gameday!!! pic.twitter.com/Esb4R20E0Q— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) September 10, 2017
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