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What: Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 1:35 p.m. PT/4:35 p.m ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
TV: ESPNIt’s all about the quarterbacks, or more important, who will be the quarterbacks when the Oakland Raiders take on the Houston Texans in a NFL Wild Card playoff game on Saturday (1:35 p.m. PT/4:35 p.m. ET, ESPN).
The Raiders (12-4) will start either Matt McGloin or rookie Connor Cook at quarterback. According to reports, Cook is expected to start after McGloin suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s loss to Denver in the final regular season game. McGloin was playing after starter Derek Carr suffered a serious knee injury during Week 16. If Cook does start, he would be the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to make his first NFL start in a playoff game.
That fact certainly won’t inspire a lot of confidence for Raiders fans. The Raiders running game is struggling, and the defense, originally thought to the strength of the team, had also had its moments of ineptness this season.
The Texans (9-7) are going with experience at quarterback, but it’s an experience their fans would just as soon forget. Brock Osweiler will start after Tom Savage suffered a concussion in the final game of the regular season and remains in the league’s concussion protocol. Osweiler was benched in favor of Savage during Week 15. Osweiler has struggled trying to live up to the $72 million contract he signed with Houston.
It took 256 regular season games, but we’ve finally whittled down the 32-team NFL field to just 12 teams that have rightfully earned their place in the 2016-17 NFL playoffs. Now, all that stands between these teams and eternal glory as Super Bowl LI champions is four games (three for four teams with a first-round bye) and it all starts with Wild Card Weekend on Saturday afternoon. Throughout the NFL playoffs, we’ll be breaking down each game right here, with a special emphasis on the most important things, like who might win, why, and most importantly, by how many points. All lines and spreads are courtesy of Westgate Sportsbook.
There’s no way to sugarcoat it: In a quarterback-driven league, the two teams kicking off Wild Card Weekend on Saturday afternoon are severely lacking at the position, to put it gently.