These two teams met just two weeks ago in Nashville when both were 8-5 and looking to lay claim to the AFC South. The Texans emerged triumphant in that contest and then beat the Buccaneers last week in Tampa to win the division. The Titans followed up their loss to the Texans with a loss to the Saints, leaving them at 8-7 entering the final week of the regular season. Thanks to the Jets beating the Steelers last week, however, the Titans can clinch the second wild card berth in the AFC Playoffs by simply besting the Texans today in what’ll likely be a game that doesn’t affect Houston’s postseason seeding. How much, if at all, Houston’s starters take the field on Sunday afternoon could be influenced entirely by the results of Chiefs-Chargers, which will be known before the Texans and Titans begin their tilt.
In any event, the season is on the line Sunday for Mike Vrabel and the Titans. Win and it continues; lose and it’s (probably) over. This is what you need to know to catch the Texans’ regular season finale at NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon:
Kickoff Time: 3:25 p.m CST on Sunday, December 29th.
TV Broadcast: CBS.
Radio Broadcast: Sports Radio 610 (AM), 100.3 (FM), and SXM 227. NFL Game Pass also provides an audio streaming service.
Online Streaming: Viewers in the U.S. can also use the NFL Mobile app if they have a Verizon subscription. Anyone else can use the NFL Game Pass subscription service to watch the game.
Opponent Blog: Music City Miracles.
Facebook: Sure, you like us. But do you really, really like us?
NFL Network Replay: To be determined.
In terms of what we'll be doing on game day itself, expect "Countdown To Kickoff" to post at 11 a.m. CST on Sunday, with the first quarter thread for the game posting at 3:15 p.m. CST. We'll add live open threads for each subsequent quarter, and then we'll have a post-game reaction thread as soon as the game's over.
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