Tom Savage to Remain at QB for the Texans For Now

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The Texans aren’t contemplating a quarterback change at this time, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he’s sticking with Tom Savage as his starter heading into a Sunday road game against the Tennessee Titans.

“No, not right now,” O’Brien said when asked if he’s considering a change under center.

The ice is getting thinner, though, for Savage.

“‘It has to get corrected,” O’Brien said of Savage’s turnovers. “If not, we’ll have to go in a different direction’

During a loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Savage committed three turnovers on two interceptions and one lost fumble. He has a dozen turnovers this season on five interceptions and seven lost fumbles.

Can the Texans Earn a Huge MNF Win Over the Ravens to Stay in the Playoff Hunt?

At 4-6 the Texans are still in contention for a postseason spot in the AFC, but have work to do as another loss would make getting to the playoffs very tough in a conference with the likes of the Pats and Steelers.

Tonight Houston has a tough task against the Baltimore Ravens as the week ends with the Texans and Ravens going at it on Monday night football.

The Texans are six-point underdogs in the 7:30pm affair, and don’t forget for all the great NFL action to Check out William Hill’s football odds and match updates.

Houston has to make sure to keep the offense in check, and that starts with keeping down Joe Flacco, the longtime Ravens quarterback who isn’t exactly having a good season.

Flacco is having major issues with keeping the ball out of his opponents hands, and also has little to no touch on the deep ball to talk about, with having completed just 10 of 42 long balls this season.

That means if the Texans can keep the Ravens in check in the underneath passing game, they should be able to hold down Baltimore in general.

The other key for the Texans when it comes to offense is going to be controlling the line of scrimmage with the run game.

That means look for a lot of Lamar Miller, who should get plenty of chances to run the football in tonight’s contest. Miller is having a decent season, but he’s not had that breakout game that the Texans and their fans have been looking for all season.

Tom Savage has been decent since taking over for an injured DeShaun Watston, but if the game is in his hands and he’s got to win the game, that is bad news for the Texans in terms of this game.

Savage has to avoid turnovers, which means he’s got to watch out for Ravens blitzes, as well as he’s got to have good pocket awareness and hold the ball when taking hits in the game against what’s been a solid Ravens defense in 2017.

The Ravens will have home field, so making sure to get off to a quick start will be a key for the Texans, and also pressuring Flacco. If they can do that, they have a shot to pull off what would be a monster win in the AFC, a conference where you have two very good teams and a bunch of very average teams – including the Texans.

Prediction: Texans 20 Ravens 17

Texans Add QB Josh Johnson, Cut Veteran DL Kendall Langford

The Texans on Tuesday signed veteran Josh Johnson and cut former Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans also cut veteran defensive lineman Kendall Langford. That clears a roster spot to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from injured reserve-designated to return.

Johnson is a well-traveled former Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth-round draft pick.

He’s played for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens.

He was cut by the New York Giants prior to the start of the regular season.

Texans QB DeShaun Watson Gives His Game Check to Three Women Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Texans rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson wasn’t looking to be in the public eye with his latest display of charity, but you have to love what he did, taking his first game check and handing it over to three women who lost all of their worldly possession in the Hurricane that impacted much of Houston.

Watston is due to make roughly $23,250 a game this season, a great gesture for a young man trying to make an impact in the community and helping others.

Jaguars vs Texans NFL Week One Inactives

Jaguars:

T.J. Yeldon (RB)
Rashad Greene (WR)
Mychal Rivera (TE)
Dede Westbrook (WR)
Tyler Gaffney (RB)
Blair Brown (LB)
Jalen Myrick (CB)

Texans:

Deante’ Gray (WR)
Will Fuller (WR)
Alfred Blue (RB)
Jaelen Strong (WR)
Matthew Godin (DT)
Treston Decoud (CB)
Ufomba Kamalu (DT)
Carlos Watkins (DT)

Texans and Cowboys Preseason Game Moved From Houston to Arlington

As expected, the Texans’ game against the Cowboys has been moved from NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The last preseason game was scheduled to be played in Houston, but rain and floods from Hurricane Harvey forced the game to be moved to Arlington.

Kickoff time remains at 7 p.m.

The Texans couldn’t return to Houston after their Saturday night game at New Orleans, so they relocated to Dallas. They’re practicing at The Star, the Cowboys’ facility.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien Sticking with Tom Savage at QB

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien reiterated in no uncertain terms that Tom Savage is his starting quarterback after a convincing start to the preseason, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Savage has completed 85 percent of his throws for 167 yards on 17 of 20 passing for 167 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions and a 118.1 passer rating.

While complimentary of rookie backup quarterback Deshaun Watson, O’Brien has no intentions of a rotation or special packages involving the All-American quarterback from Clemson at this time.

“Tom’s the starter,” O’Brien said Tuesday. “Tom has really had a good camp. He’s only thrown three incompletions in two games. He’s got a really good command of the offense.”

Midway through the preseason, Watson has completed 18 of 35 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s rushed for two touchdowns, gaining 34 yards on seven carries.

“Deshaun is a very, very good young player who has a bright future in this league,” O’Brien said. “Let’s put the cards on the table, but Tom has been here for four years. The way we want to play, the style relative to getting guys lined up, protection points, route reads, putting guys in the right spots, Tom’s ahead of Deshaun.”

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