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Here's why the Houston Texans will look different against the Eagles in Week 9

The Texans will sport a new red helmet against the Eagles. Composite image by Brandon Strange.

This season, this NFL has decided to shake things up a bit by allowing teams to use a second helmet. With that in mind, the Houston Texans have elected to wear a Battle Red helmet Week 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Texans will be showing off their new gear in front of a larger audience than usual, with the game being televised nationally on Amazon on Thursday Night Football.


"We're thrilled to debut our new Battle Red Helmet as we continue to evolve as an organization," Texans president Greg Grissom said. "We've consistently shown we're not afraid to try new things, so we jumped at the chance to design an alternate helmet that will complement our uniforms, especially the Battle Red jersey. The start of Training Camp is on the horizon and we're excited that our fans will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek of the new helmet in person soon."

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After the Texans recorded a win over the Saints on Saturday, we discuss some of the young players that really caught or attention.

Will Dameon Pierce's impressive performance push him into a starting role at some point this year? And better yet, how many carries should we expect him to get in the Texans backfield?

Plus, what about the defense? Jalen Pitre had some nice moments in his second series of action at safety. We discuss what plans Lovie Smith has for the rookie from Baylor.

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