HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans were set to face a familiar opponent in the AFC Wild Card Game this coming weekend, the question was who. That question was answered in the afternoon slate of games Sunday when the Oakland Raiders lost to the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Diego Chargers.
Those outcomes led the Chiefs to claim the AFC West title and a first round bye in the playoffs and the Raiders to pack their bags for a trip to Houston to face the Texans.
The Raiders, without MVP candidate Derek Carr and backup quarterback Matt McGloin who left late in the first half Sunday, will likely see rookie QB Conor Cook start in the team’s first playoff game since 2002.
The Texans are not without their own questions under center. Starting quarterback Tom Savage, who was just in his second career start Sunday, left the game with a concussion. Brock Osweiler who started the Texans first 15 games of the year is healthy and played without error when he entered inn Sunday.
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien would not comment on the health of Savage or who was starting in the playoffs for the Texans.
The Texans and Raiders met in week 11 in Mexico City, a game the Raiders won 27-20. It was considered one of Osweiler’s better games. He threw for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The Texans won the AFC South with a 9-7 record thanks to going 5-1 in the Division.
The Texans hosted the Chiefs in the 2015 wild card game, losing 30-0.