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Bill O'Brien: many "factors" when deciding on QB

Bill O'Brien and the Texans will wait before naming a starter at quarterback for Saturday's Wild Card playoff contest against the Raiders.

Houston hosts Oakland at NRG Stadium, and with Tom Savage still in the concussion protocol, no decision has been made between him and Brock Osweiler. Savage started Sunday's loss at Tennessee, but exited in the second quarter.

O'Brien said the Texans players had the day off, and he would "have more on that for you tomorrow" when asked about deciding on who would start.


Before he left with the concussion, Savage completed 5-of-8 passes for 25 yards. During a first quarter sack, he fumbled the ball and the Titans picked it up and scored to take a 7-0 lead.

Osweiler completed 21-of-40 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown, and running for another score. In the second half, he helped engineer three scoring drives.

O'Brien explained the process of choosing a starter for the game against the Raiders.

"There's a lot of different factors," O'Brien said. "Obviously health is part of it. No question about it. But there's a lot of different factors. We moved the ball well. Brock did a nice job when he was in there."

The Texans will practice on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. 


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