Tom Savage looks to lead the Texans into the NFL Playoffs in primetime when he makes his first start of the season against Cincinnati. The Texans currently hold the top spot in the AFC South, and if the Colts and Titans lose today, Houston will already have the division clinched before kickoff.
Regardless of the result, all eyes will be on Savage. If the Texans are playoff bound, Bill O’Brien will have to decide to stick with Savage or go back to former starter Brock Osweiler. Savage threw for 260 yards last week in his first appearance since 2014, and looked fully capable of commanding the Texans offense.
The Bengals head into NRG Stadium at a disappointing 5-8-1, primed for their worst finish since they went 4-12 in 2010. With the continued absence of talent like A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, Bengals QB Andy Dalton is having one of the worst seasons of his six-year career. Both Green and Eifert will continue to sit out with injuries Saturday night.
Here are the details for the Bengals-Texans game:
Bengals vs. Texans Week 16 Viewing Information
When: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Where: NRG Stadium — Houston, Texas
Kickoff Time: 8:30 p.m. Eastern
TV Channel: NFL Network
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (analyst)