Bears vs. Texans: What Time, TV Channel & Preview

It was a tale of two very different seasons in 2015 for the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans. Chicago finished in last place in the NFC North while Houston won the AFC South. As the two teams get ready to face off to open the 2016 season, it doesn’t appear like much has changed for both teams with Jay Cutler still under center for the Bears and a new quarterback in Brock Osweiler taking over for the Texans. Here is a look at the matchup.

The Bears went 6-10 with Cutler under center last season and had trouble scoring points. The team released Matt Forte in the offseason and will look to Jeremy Langford to pick up the slack. The defense has its own struggles and while John Fox continues to improve that, the offense will need to pick it up in a big way. Cutler needs a career season for the Bears to have any chance at making the playoffs, which doesn’t appear likely right now. This first game will be a massive test against J.J. Watt on the road to open the new season.

The new season brings Osweiler to town looking to make Houston an even better team than the one they had last season. Many think that he could make the Texans into an 11-win team but the only way that is going to happen is if the Texans can win this first game of the season at home. Lamar Miller also becomes the main running back and is poised for a big season with his new team. Houston knows that they have a tough division to deal with. Osweiler would love to get off to a solid start against a team that may not be the best all season long.

What time is the Bears vs. Texans game?

The Bears vs. Texans game will begin at 1 P.M. EST/12:00 P.M. CST.

What date and channel will the Bears vs. Texans game be on?

The Bears vs. Texans game will be played on Sunday, September 11 and can be seen on Fox.

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