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Sunday Night Football open thread: Chiefs at Texans

Come forget about Lions football for three hours and enjoy a meaningless AFC game.

Kansas City Chiefs v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

It’s always a rough night when the Detroit Lions lose, and it’s never made any better when Aaron Rodgers goes out there and makes a Matthew Stafford-esque comeback win on the road.

But this is the NFL and narratives change from week to week. The Lions aren’t doomed to fail for the rest of the season, just like the Packers aren’t going to be able to pull magic out of their behind every week.

The season is young, and there is much football to be played.

Like tonight’s “Sunday Night Football” game, for one. The last undefeated team, the Kansas City Chiefs, face off against the 2-2 Texans in Houston. The game means very little to the Lions in any meaningful way, but it’s NFL football, and in four fleeting months, we won’t have any games to watch. Plus, if it gives you three hours of peace from Eric Ebron-related rage, isn’t it worth it?

Here’s how to watch tonight’s matchup.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 8th—8:30 p.m ET
Location: NRG Stadium—Houston, TX
TV Broadcast: NBC
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (sideline)
Online Streaming: NBC Sports online
Line: Chiefs by 1
SB Nation Blogs: Arrowhead Pride (Chiefs)Battle Red Blog (Texans)