Michael Crabtree

NFL playoffs | Raiders vs. Texans: How they match up

NFL playoffs | Raiders vs. Texans: How they match up

The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, but the teams in this playoff game will be trying to downplay the position as much as possible. The Raiders are down to their third option, rookie Connor Cook, after losing starter Derek Carr because of a broken leg and backup Matt McGloin because of a shoulder injury.

The Texans have quarterback issues of their own. First, big-money acquisition Brock Osweiler was benched in favor of Tom Savage. Last Sunday, Savage was sidelined because of a concussion in the finale, and Osweiler played well in place of him. This week, Osweiler, who has 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions this season, reclaimed the starting job.

The saving grace for these...

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