Green Bay Packers 2020 opponent preview: Houston Texans

Green Bay Packers, Allen Lazard Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers will play the Houston Texans in Week 7.

The last time the Packers met the Texans, it was part of the six-game winning run known as “run the table”.

Aaron Rodgers put together one of the best runs of his career to help Green Bay win the division from 4-6 to 10-6.

This time the game will be played on the road. What can the Packers expect from the Texans?

Last season

Overall, it was a successful year for the Texans. They won 10 games in the regular season, good to secure the AFC South title. They then defeated the Buffalo Bills in overtime in the wild-card round, before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round.

There’s no shame in losing to the Super Bowl champions, but the Texans once held a 24-0 lead.

When is the game?

The game is in Week 7. Kickoff is 12 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Offseason additions

The Texans’ offseason will be remembered for their surprising decision to trade away star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. They received running back David Johnson in return and replaced Hopkins by trading for Brandin Cooks and signing former Packer Randall Cobb.

Last meeting with the Packers

December 4, 2016: Packers won 21-13 at Lambeau Field

Player to watch

Randall Cobb: The longtime Packers wide receiver gets another opportunity to play against his former team. The Packers moved on from Cobb a year ago and, despite needing help at receiver this offseason, decided not to bring him back when he became a free agent.

Playing against the Packers last season with the Dallas Cowboys, Cobb had a relatively quiet game with just three catches for 53 yards. Green Bay will be hoping he doesn’t have a big “revenge game” this time around, but he’ll play an important role in Houston’s offense now that Hopkins has been traded away.