The Houston Texans are embracing a change: NRG Stadium, serving as their home turf, will be holding the roof open for their Week 11 tilt against the New England Patriots for the first time since 2014, as per the Houston Chronicle‘s John McClain.
NRG Stadium looks weird with the roof open and sun shining on the field. It's the first time the roof has been open since 2014. I guess there's no rain forecast within 1,000 miles.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) November 22, 2020
A reason could be that there is no rain forecast found within a 1,000-mile radius from the stadium. The Texans recently battled ferocious weather in Cleveland where they previously faced the Browns in Week 10 proceedings.
Wild winds and bits of hail ultimately limited the Texans to gain any momentum on their side with both teams engaging in a low-scoring affair. The Houston-based squad only managed to score in the final frame via a touchdown by Texans tight end Pharaoh Brown. The game eventually ended on a 10-7 outcome which went in the Browns’ favor.
The defeat dropped the Texans to a 2-7 record to settle in third place of the AFC South division which is still currently being reigned by the Indianapolis Colts. Heading into Week 11, the team will be without left tackle Laremy Tunsil who was ruled out due to an illness along with backup quarterback Josh McCown, wide receiver Isaiah Coulter, and defensive end Nate Orchard who are all listed as inactives for the game.
The Texans will be aiming to bounce back from the defeat and looking to halt the Patriots’ two-game winning streak in Week 11 action. Hopefully, the opened roof of NRG Stadium will help better the team’s chances of snagging their third win of the season.
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