The Texans are preparing for their final game of the regular season, where Tom Savage will get his second NFL start and no one is expected to sit out the game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
"We're playing to win," O'Brien said Monday. "We're not even talking about that."
Houston, who locked up the 2016 AFC South title on Saturday night, won't slow the momentum heading into Week 17 at Tennessee.
"I think it's important to win anytime you play, in this case, on Sunday," O'Brien said. "Look, we'll be smart about it but we're going to go out there and do everything we can against a very difficult opponent. (Titans defensive coordinator) Dick LeBeau on defense, (Titans head coach) Mike Mularkey those guys are doing a good job offensively, but we're going to go out there and play to win the game."
The Texans had the return of nearly all their starting lineup in the 12-10 win over Cincinnati, including Whitney Mercilus, Johnathan Joseph, John Simon, C.J. Fiedorowicz, and Jeff Allen. The lone exception was Lamar Miller, who did not practice last week with an ankle injury and missed his first game of the season on Saturday night. Miller's status for Sunday is still to be determined.
"He (Miller) ran before the game on Saturday night and we felt like it was in his best interest not to play in that game and we'll see how he looks when they get back in here on Wednesday," O'Brien said.
The Texans, who have locked up the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoff picture, will travel to Tennessee to play the Titans on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
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