The Houston Texans are hoping to be the San Francisco 49ers of a week ago. Last week, the 49ers were coming off consecutive losses to the Seattle Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts, each by 20 or more points, and came out looking like a Super Bowl contender once again in a 35-11 shellacking of the St. Louis Rams.
The Texans are also coming off consecutive losses, one of which also came at the hands of the Seahawks. Last week, Matt Schaub threw a late fourth quarter pick-six to help send Sunday's game in Houston to overtime, where the Texans eventually lost what would have been a pivotal win. Unfortunately for them, they won't be facing the Rams for their rebound game.
The 49ers were very impressive in St. Louis, racking up 219 yards rushing while holding the Rams to 188 total yards. The odds don't look good for the Texans, but there's no denying that a win in San Francisco would give a rejuvenating boost to a team that considered itself one of the league's elite teams heading into the season.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m. ET
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Houston: KPRC Channel 2
San Francisco: KNTV Channel 3
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca
UK: Channel 4
Verizon subscribers can watch games live with NFL Mobile Premium, though unfortunately the service isn't free.
NFL Game Pass delivers live online broadcasts to users outside the United States, also for a cost.
Houston: KILT 620 AM, KILT 100.3 FM
San Francisco: KNBR 680 AM, KSAN 107.7 FM