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49ers vs. Texans 2013: Back for more primetime on Sunday Night Football

The San Francisco 49ers host the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football, with both teams looking to climb back over the .500 mark. We take a look at pertinent details related to the game, as well as provide an open thread for discussion of the first quarter. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

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The San Francisco 49ers host the Houston Texans in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football, looking to climb back over the .500 mark. The 49ers got a solid win last week against the St. Louis Rams to improve to 2-2. The Texans are coming off a brutal loss to the Seahawks in which they blew a 20-3 lead. They now also sit at 2-2, and like the 49ers, are trying to avoid falling too far back of the top of the division.

The 49ers are coming off nine days off since their Thursday Night Football. They have been rather banged up, so the extra rest will hopefully have done them some good. The 49ers have not exactly come flying out of the gates this season, so we'll see if the rest gets them going a little earlier.

This will be your first quarter game thread, and we'll be back with a new thread each quarter.

Site Decorum: It's off for game threads. No personal attacks, but swearing is allowed (try not to go overboard).

Date: October 6, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers -4.5
Weather: 71 degrees, WNW 7 mph
TV Broadcast: NBC - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 810 KGO - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis
Westwood One Sports: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush
Univision Radio: Raul Striker, Joaquin Duro
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860 - Erwin Higueros, Jesus Zarate
Texans Coverage: Battle Red Blog