T.J. Yates has a new challenge

AP

Fresh off their first playoff berth in franchise history, the Texans have a new hill to climb.

They have to overcome a two touchdown deficit with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates behind center.

The Panthers lead 14-0 in Houston. There was a worry all week the Texans could experience a letdown, and that has been the case so far on Sunday.

While the Texans aren’t built to play from behind, they are facing a defense that has given up a lot of big leads this season. If Yates can’t pull it off, the Texans will fall behind in the race for a playoff bye.