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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