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Texans schedule December ‘Homecoming’ game against Patriots

07.16.13 at 1:26 pm ET

You have to give the Texans credit — they certainly aren’t afraid of courting embarrassment a second time around.

Last season, Houston embraced the idea of wearing sweet new letterman jackets before their regular-season game against the Patriots in Foxboro. New England bristled a little at the idea, and promptly delivered a 42-14 beatdown. (One New England player clowned the Texans after the game, saying, “They look cute. They look like a high school swim team.’€)

This year, the Texans announced “themes” for each home game in 2013, and the franchise labeled its Dec. 1 game against the Patriots as “Homecoming.”

As Pro Football Talk noted, “There’€™s no word on whether there will be a dance afterward, or if they were unable to schedule Prairie View A&M. Or whether someone in the marketing department realizes how easy that makes the pre-game motivation for the opponent.”

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