"He's out of the concussion protocol. Cleared by the specialists," said O'Brien, whose Texans (8-7) can clinch the AFC South with a win against the Jaguars or a Colts (7-8) loss to the Titans. Houston also owns a swath of tie-breaking scenarios over Indy.
Hoyer, though, deserves the start after a strong campaign that has seen the former Cleveland Browns starter toss 18 touchdowns to just six interceptions.
It baffles the mind, slightly, to ponder a playoff club led by Hoyer and Weeden, but these are special times we live in. Especially for lovers of the comprehensively milquetoast AFC South.