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Houston Texans kill the grass at NRG Stadium, switch to artificial turf

Houston Texans kill the grass at NRG Stadium, switch to artificial turf

The Houston Texans are giving up on natural grass at NRG Stadium. 

General Manager Rick Smith announced Friday the organization would be making the switch to artificial turf for the rest of the season after the grass' poor performance during the preseason and the Texans' opener last week against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

The Chiefs' complaint about the field following the game proved to be the final straw.

"Our players have always enjoyed playing on natural grass here," Smith said. "But it's our...

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