-- during tonight's preseason opener at Carolina. The Texans have taken a fair amount of money; bet from +3 to pick 'em at many offshore sportsbooks. Under O'Brien, the Texans are 8-4 ATS and 3-9 O/U in the preseason.
“Tom is going to start the game. Deshaun will play and Brandon will play,” Houston head coach Bill O’Brien said. “You have no idea how the game’s going to play out. You know what I mean? How long is this drive? How long is that drive? You have to play it by ear relative to how the game goes. But, all three quarterbacks will play in the game.”
“Playing everybody. Everybody that’s able to play, will play,” said O’Brien, is his fourth season with the Texans, having led the Texans to three straight 9-7 seasons, including AFC South titles the last two campaigns. “If they go out there and if they play well, maybe we’ll take them out. Maybe if we go out there and we’re slopping around and we need some more rhythm in all three phases, we’ll keep them in. But, we’re going to play everybody. Everybody that’s healthy and ready to go will play.”