Packers Hope Success in Houston Continues
The Green Bay Packers will face the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in week six. The Packers are facing a tough situation after losing in dramatic fashion against the Colts – it was the largest second half meltdown by the Packers since 1957. Sunday’s loss left the Packers with a 2-3 record and puts pressure on them to succeed against the undefeated team from Houston.
The Packers stop in Houston marks the second game of a three-game road trip that will end in week seven with a game against the St. Louis Rams. This is the second time the Packers have played the Texans in Houston. Their last trip to Houston was all the way back in 2004, with the Packers picking up last-second 16-13 victory on a Ryan Longwell field goal.
This was also the Packers only matchup with the Texans at Reliant Stadium. Including three games against Houston’s previous NFL team – the Oilers — Green Bay is 4-0 all-time when visiting the city.
The Texans are one of only two teams in the NFL with an undefeated record through week five — the other being the Atlanta Falcons. Sunday night’s game against the Texans will be the first time the Packers face an undefeated opponent this late in the season since they faced the 7-0 Tennessee Titans in 2008.
That game saw the Packers hold their own against the Titans, only losing by a field goal after taking the Titans to overtime.
Interestingly, the time of the game is a good sign for the Packers — they have won five of their last six contests under the lights on Sunday and are 6-3 under coach Mike McCarthy in that scenario.
Overall, the Packers hold an amazing 18-5 record on Sunday nights.
Hopefully that success continues this week.