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Texans prepare for Brock Osweiler this week

The Texans will reunite, on opposing ends of the field, with former quarterback Brock Osweiler this week. Osweiler, who started 14 games for Houston in 2016, has been under center for the Dolphins with starter Ryan Tannehill out with a shoulder injury.

"Playing really well right now," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "I think he's thrown for 600-plus yards in the last two games. He has a great history with Adam Gase. They're doing a great job with him. Brock's a very talented player and he's a having a really good year right now for them. He's doing a real good job."

Osweiler will make his third start of the season when the Texans host the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. The seventh-year quarterback has completed 67.5 percent of his passes for six touchdowns and two interceptions. His history with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase dates back to their time in Denver from 2012 to 2014.

The Texans have a short week to prepare, but their prior experience with Osweiler won't offer much in the way of game-planning, according to O'Brien.

"I think it's a different system, different players around him," O'Brien said. "He's got a lot of different type of players than what we had, just different skill sets than what we had here, different personnel groupings so I don't think that means anything."

Osweiler is 1-1 as the Dolphins starter, coming off a 32-21 loss to the Lions where he completed 22-of-31 passes for 239 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 114.9 in Week 7.

The Texans will host the Dolphins in a primetime matchup on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. CT on NFL Network, FOX-26 and SportsRadio 610.

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