Texans coach Gary Kubiak talked all week about playing to win this week against the Titans.
His actions on Sunday morning indicate a different approach.
The Texans declared Arian Foster, Owen Daniels, and Johnathan Joseph among others inactive for Sunday’s game against Tennessee. None of the above have serious injuries.
This is disastrous news for the Jets, who will be eliminated if the Titans win against Houston. Of course, they have no one to blame but themselves for this predicament.
Texans receiver Andre Johnson is active for Houston. They want him to get some work in before the playoffs after missing time with a hamstring injury.
Ultimately, it’s a savvy move by Houston. The Jets could be the toughest matchup for the team next week and this will help to eliminate the Jets.
Kubiak also doesn’t have to give anything away in case Houston has a rematch with Tennessee next week. Kubiak will take his chances facing the Titans or a possible matchup against the Bengals or Raiders.