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Texans switching playing surface from grass to artificial turf immediately

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The Houston Texans had issues with their playing surface in Week 1, and they are making a quick change.

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Over the weekend, the Houston Texans dealt with a significant turf issue that might have been worse than some of the San Francisco 49ers past problems. There were issues with seams opening up significant spots on the field before last Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Texans have decided this is not worth messing around, and are making a significant change. The team announced on Friday that for the 2015 season, they are switching from natural grass to artificial turf. They said they will still consider other grass options for next season and beyond, but for the rest of this season, it will be all artificial.

The 49ers had their share of issues regarding the playing surface, but for the time-being, things seem to be quieting down. The team found a new option during the preseason, and everything seemed fine for the preseason finale and the Monday Night Football opener. The team is hosting three high school football games Friday evening, and then a 4.9k run on Saturday that wraps up on the field.

The next event after that is October 4, when they host the Green Bay Packers. I don't believe the team will entirely re-sod before that game, but two weeks should be enough time to get the grass back in game shape. The 49ers playing surface seems to be holding up well, so hopefully that is the last we will hear of significant problems.