The Houston Texans open the 2016 season much like they did last year: at home, slightly favored, and debuting a new quarterback.
It didn’t go so well. Brian Hoyer threw an interception on his first pass attempt of the season, and the Texans fell to the visiting Chiefs in the opener. It was the beginning of a season-long quarterback carousel for the Texans, ending with Hoyer imploding against the very same Chiefs team in the postseason.
Enter Brock Osweiler. The man who has spent the last four seasons shadowing Peyton Manning signed a contract worth $72 million to come to Houston, and the Texans are hoping Osweiler can become what Manning was to the Colts and then the Broncos.
The visiting Bears are looking to improve under head coach John Fox, who went 6-10 in his first season in Chicago.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Bears vs. Texans Week 1 Viewing Info
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Start Time: 1 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Fox in certain markets. You can click here to see a map of what games will be shown in what cities
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket if the game is outside your market. You can click here for a complete rundown of all the live stream options
Line: Texans (-4.5), per OddsShark