Hoyer (concussion) is slated to start Sunday's game against the Saints. Working in Hoyer's favor in Week 12 is that he'll take aim at a Saints' defense that has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs to date, while giving up an average of 293.1 passing yards per game. On that front, only the Giants have allowed more (309.9) yardage in the air.
Hoyer (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday. He's expected to start Week 12 against the Saints. Hoyer, who missed the last game and a half, has managed to avoid mistakes this season with just four interceptions and 13 touchdowns in seven games. This has the makings of a good week for Hoyer as New Orleans ranks last in overall defense and passing touchdowns and is 30th in passing defense.
Per coach Bill O'Brien, Hoyer passed his final concussion test and will be the Texans' starter at QB this coming Sunday against the Saints. T.J. Yates drew the start at quarterback for the Texans in this past Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets, but the team will return to Hoyer in Week 12 and he'll have a chance to take aim at a Saints' defense that has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs to date, en route to giving up an average of 293.1 passing yards per game. Only the Giants have allowed more (309.9).
Hoyer (concussion) is still Houston's starting quarterback after being sidelined in Week 11's win over the Jets, according to head coach Bill O'Brien, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Hoyer is our starter," O'Brien said. "When he comes back, when he's healthy, he'll come back in there and we've spoken to T.J. (Yates) about that." T.J. Yates started at quarterback during Sunday's win over the Jets, but O'Brien expects Hoyer, who has made significant improvement, to be ready to go next week against the Saints.
Following Friday's practice, coach Bill O'Brien ruled Hoyer (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Jets. Though Hoyer didn't practice this week, O'Brien did note Friday that he's optimistic the QB will return to practice and be able to play next week against the Saints. Starting in Hoyer's place this Sunday will be T.J. Yates, who is set to make his first NFL regular season start since Week 17 of the 2011 campaign.
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