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2016 NFL Playoffs Live: Houston Texans v. Oakland Raiders

The NFL Playoffs are here, and they start at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Talk about what's happening on the field as it transpires in Battle Red Blog's live open game thread for the wild card game between the Texans and Raiders.

Don't you throw on J-Jo.
Don't you throw on J-Jo.
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A postseason showdown between Brock Osweiler and Connor Cook may not be of great interest to fan bases outside Houston and Oakland, but the winner of this game will find itself in the divisional round next week and one of only eight (8) teams with a chance to win the Super Bowl. There will be time to dissect the shortcomings of each team later. For now, we're treated to a playoff game at NRG Stadium featuring your Houston Texans. That's good enough for me.

This is your first open thread for the wild card playoff game between your Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders. Share your observations, thoughts, and musings about all things Houston, Texan, and/or Raider in real time in the Comments below.

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