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Houston Texans 2011 Schedule To Be Released Tuesday

Per NFL's vice president of football communications Michael Signora, who sounds like his title was invented by John Madden, the Houston Texans (and all NFL teams) will see their schedules revealed tomorrow at 6 P.M. CT. Of course, we already have the list of teams that the Texans will be playing, but this will reveal the order that they are playing in. The Texans will play home-and-homes with the AFC South, as well as games against the AFC North, NFC South, and the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Here's a handy breakdown from the Mothership on where each game will be:

HOME AWAY
Indianapolis Colts* Indianapolis Colts*
Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens*
Pittsburgh Steelers* Cincinnati Bengals
Oakland Raiders Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons* New Orleans Saints*
Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The big things to look for out of the schedule release will be a) the possibility of nationally televised games, which are generally a good sign of how highly-regarded a team is, b) the timing of the bye week, which can be immensely helpful in healing up injured players, and c) who the teams will kickoff with, because those are the games most in danger of being moved or cancelled by the NFL lockout.

Right, this would also be a good time to mention that this schedule is dependent on the two sides actually coming to terms on an agreement. Otherwise, it's sort of meaningless.

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