KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Savage will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals.READ MORE: Wayne County Man Wins $1M On Scratch Off Lottery Ticket
Coach Bill O’Brien announced the decision on Monday, a day after Savage took over in the second quarter when Brock Osweiler was benched against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Savage threw for 260 yards to help Houston rally from a 13-point deficit for a 21-20 win in his first regular-season action since 2014.
O’Brien wouldn’t say if he planned to start Savage for the rest of the season, saying the team is focused on the Bengals.READ MORE: No Charges Filed Against Roseville Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Man With Knife
Osweiler has struggled in his first season in Houston after signing a $72 million contract to join the Texans from Denver. He threw two interceptions before he was benched on Sunday to give him 16 interceptions and just 14 touchdowns this season.
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