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NFL Schedule 2012: Houston Texans in national spotlight again

The undefeated Houston Texans get their toughest test of the season against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

A week after showing the nation their undefeated team on Monday night, the 5-0 Houston Texans get the national spotlight again in Week 6, this time on Sunday night. The Texans host the 2-3 Green Bay Packers on NBC this weekend.

The Texans had perhaps their least-impressive game of the season Monday night against the Jets, but Houston still pulled off a 23-17 win. The Packers, meanwhile, probably didn't expect to need a win in Week 6 to get back to .500, but that's the position they find themselves in a week after a shocking loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

It'll be the Houston defense's first game after learning linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Here's the rest of the Week 6 NFL slate. All times are CT:

Thursday, Oct. 11

Steelers at Titans, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, Oct. 14

Cowboys at Ravens, noon, FOX

Bengals at Browns, noon, CBS

Rams at Dolphins, noon, FOX

Colts at Jets, noon, CBS

Raiders at Falcons, noon, CBS

Lions at Eagles, noon, FOX

Chiefs at Buccaneers, noon, CBS

Bills at Cardinals, 3:05 p.m., CBS

Patriots at Seahawks, 3:05 p.m., CBS

Giants at 49ers, 3:25 p.m., FOX

Vikings at Redskins, 3:25 p.m., FOX

Packers at Texans, 7:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Oct. 15

Broncos at Chargers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

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