Both teams are undergoing quarterback problems. The Raiders lost MVP candidate Derek Carr to a broken leg at the end of the year, giving way to back-up Matt McGloin who promptly injured his shoulder. Rookie QB Connor Cook will get the start for Oakland.
The Texans benched big free agent signing QB Brock Osweiler at the end of the season, but were forced to reinsert him into the lineup after back-up Tom Savage suffered a concussion.
The Patriots are hoping to face the winner of this game in the Divisional Round and defeated the Texans 27-0 back in week 3; the outcome is contingent on Sunday’s game between the Dolphins and Steelers.
Use this as the open thread for discussion.