The most important game this year in the AFC South is going to be decided by backup quarterbacks.
After two concussions within a short period, Brian Hoyer will be unavailable for the Houston. It took half the season for Houston to figure out who their starter was, and now he’ll watch from the sidelines as T.J. Yates battles for a division title.
The Colts are no stranger to backup passers, but now things are getting complicated. Andrew Luck still isn’t ready to come back, and now backup Matt Hassselbeck’s health is a concern. Hasselbeck is dealing with a rib injury, and shared snaps with Charlie Whitehurst in practice this week.
This game is obviously huge for both teams, tied at 5-8 atop the division. But it would almost certainly clinch the playoffs for Indianapolis, who defeated Houston 27-20 earlier this season. Tiebreakers is everything in the AFC South, especially with Jacksonville just one game behind.
Today’s game is set to start at 1 p.m. ET and is being broadcast locally on CBS with Greg Gumbel and Trent Green on the call.
Click here for a complete coverage map to see what game is being televised in your market.
Unlike the other three networks that televise NFL games, CBS does not stream its broadcasts on its website or mobile apps, giving viewers limited options when searching for a live stream.
If you’re a Verizon wireless customer and the game is on in your area, you can stream the game for free via the NFL Mobile app. There is no mobile stream available in-market for people with other mobile service providers.
If the game is not on in your market, the only way to watch online is through DIRECTV’sSundayTicket.TV service, which is available to people in buildings without access to DIRECTV for $99.99 for the rest of the season, or $49.99 for students.
Here’s a full look at the available streaming options:
Watch Texans vs. Colts Live Stream Online
If the game is on TV in your area, there is no desktop live stream available. If the game is not on in your area and you live in a building without access to DIRECTV, you can watch the game for a fee through a service called Sundayticket.tv, which streams non-national NFL broadcasts to eligible households (click here to see if you’re eligible) for $99.99 for the season, or $49.99 for students. Note: With this service, you cannot watch games in your market (prime-time games are considered in-market; click here to see a market coverage map). Click here for frequently asked questions about Sundayticket.tv.
For fans in the United States, Mexico and surrounding territories, NFL Game Pass Domesticallows replays of games to be watched on demand for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, and this game will be available to watch after the completion of the 4 p.m ET games.
Watch Texans vs. Colts on Mobile
If you have Verizon wireless, you can watch any NFL game that is in your market (prime-time games are considered in-market; click here to see a market coverage map) on your phone via the NFL Mobile app. Download the app from the Apple Store, Microsoft Store or Google Play Store.
If you have a subscription to Sundayticket.tv (read above for info on eligibility and how to order), you can watch any out-of-market game (prime-time games are considered in-market; click hereto see a market coverage map) via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which you can download for free on the Apple Store, Amazon Store or Google Play Store.
International viewers with a subscription to NFL Game Pass can also watch the game on the NFL Mobile app, while fans in the United States and surrounding territories with a subscription can watch the game on demand after the completion of the 4 p.m. ET games.