In 20 drives as the Texans quarterback, Savage has led the Texans eight scoring drives but only two of those scores were touchdowns. O'Brien told Texans radio at halftime that Savage would start the third quarter. "I'm proud of the players who have stuck with us from the last two years, when we had the worst record in football".
Houston (9-6) can finish its first season sweep of the AFC South and extend a divisional winning streak already tied for the NFL's longest active string to 11 games.
"I think it's very significant", Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said of finishing 9-7.
Despite Bill O'Brien leading the Texans to consecutive playoff appearances in his first three seasons, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer floated on Twitter Sunday morning O'Brien could be a surprise name to part ways with the franchise if their postseason trip is short. So for the second half, the offense once again was Osweiler's. "Now I don't know how many times I'd actually pull it in, but at the same time, I've been lobbying for it for sure".
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Interestingly, Savage just left the Texans' season finale, as he is being evaluated for a concussion. Every rep covering and returning punts and kicks is a good thing for this team.
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"It would be big because we haven't beaten them in a few years", Titans linebacker Avery Williamson said. But the Titans blew their chance to play for a playoff berth after losing 38-17, a game in which quarterback Marcus Mariota suffered a season-ending broken leg. "He ran before the game on Saturday night. And then we'll see how he looks when we get back in here on Wednesday".