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.
The Raiders defeated the Texans 27-20 in Mexico City during Week 11 of the regular season.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the game, or follow along as we bring you the latest score, live updates, photos and video highlights in the comments section below.
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
Watch online: You can watch the live stream on the NFL’s mobile app. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV.
Local players to watch: Houston – S Eddie Pleasant.
Follow along as we bring you live updates and analysis from the game from kickoff through the final whistle in the comments section below. Have thoughts on how the Raiders and Texans are performing? Don’t hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along.
These are the quarterbacks, or more importantly, quarterbacks when the Raiders vs Texans Live in an NFL Wild Card playoff game on Saturday (1:35 pm PT / 4: 35 pm ET, ESPN).
Raiders vs Texans Live
The Raiders (12-4) will start Matt McGloin or rookie Connor Cook in the quarterback. Cook is reportedly 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 opener Derek Carr suffered a serious knee injury during Week 16. If Cook starts, he would be the first Super Bowl quarterback to make his first NFL start in a game of Playoffs