Hoyer endured a horrendous performance in Saturday's Divisional Round loss to the Chiefs, connecting on just 15 of 34 passes with no touchdowns, four interceptions and a pair of fumbles (one lost). The veteran picked an inopportune time to have his worst outing of the season, as he registered his lowest yardage total in a game he completed and threw multiple interceptions for the first time, after totaling just seven in the previous 11 starts. Hoyer's turnovers included a crucial interception near the goal line as Houston tried to cut the Chiefs' lead to six, and he could never establish any consistency against their ferocious defense. This nightmare performance likely finished off any chance Hoyer had of heading into next season as the starter, and the Texans will likely be in the market for a quarterback this offseason.
Hoyer completed 25 of 40 passes for 249 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. The veteran returned from a two-game absence due to lingering concussion symptoms, and Houston made his job a bit easier by leaning on the defense and ground game in the division-clinching win. Hoyer showed the ability to effectively lead the offense when healthy this season, and Sunday's return bodes well for his the franchise's upcoming return to the playoffs. It is unclear whether the Texans plan to roll with Hoyer into next season, but his play in the postseason could go a long way in determining that.
Hoyer (concussion) is active Sunday against the Jaguars. Hoyer cleared concussion protocol earlier this week and he'll get the start in a game that could send the Texans to the playoffs if they win. Hoyer threw for 293 yards and three touchdowns in the teams' previous meeting back in Week 6.
Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Wednesday that Hoyer is out of the NFL's concussion protocol and will start at QB for the Texans on Sunday against the Jaguars. For his part, Hoyer noted Wednesday that he feels "great" and has no reservations about playing this weekend, in a game in which the 8-7 Texans would clinch a playoff spot with a win. As it is, however, the Colts have only a slight chance to overtake the Texans for the AFC South crown, with the odds thus strongly in favor of Hoyer and company seeing postseason action when the Week 17 dust settles.
Hoyer (concussion) is set to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans have not released an update on Hoyer's status for a few days, but this report indicates he will be cleared from the concussion protocol and take the practice field Wednesday, which would clear the road for him to start in Week 17. The Texans will release an official update on Hoyer's status sometime Wednesday, but it looks like the team's starting quarterback will be back in action for the regular season finale.
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