Texans announce that Brock Osweiler will start against the Raiders

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Coach Bill O'Brien announced that Brock Osweiler will be starting against the Raiders Saturday. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien announced that Brock Osweiler will be starting in Saturday's playoff game against the Oakland Raiders.

Back up quarterback Tom Savage got the starting quarterback job after Osweiler was benched during the Jacksonville Jaguars game on Dec. 18.

Osweiler came off the bench and threw a touchdown and ran one in for a touchdown in Sunday's loss against the Tennessee Titans after Savage went out for a concussion.

Savage left in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion and was cleared. He took a snap to kneel down on the final play of the first half, and O'Brien told team radio Savage would play in the second half. But Savage was diagnosed with a concussion after being re-evaluated at halftime.

On Sunday, Osweiler was 21-of-40 for 253 yards and a touchdown and did not throw an interception. Savage was 5-of-8 for 25 yards and a fumble before he was injured.

To play on Saturday, Savage would have had to clear the NFL's concussion protocol.

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The Texans will play the Raiders at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is 3:30pm on ABC13.
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