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Bet on the NFL The Day after Christmas bring us a battle of the bottoms… the fourth ranked AFC South team, the Houston Texans, vs. the also last ranked in the AFC West division, the Denver Broncos. The Broncos hold more of an embarrassing record going into Week 17 at 3-11-0, while the Texans are stadining at 5-9-0. The Texans will travel to snowy Denver Colorado for this Holiday weekend matchup, where they will try to put an end to their 3 game losing streak. The Denver Broncos have recently announced that rookie Tim Tebow will be their starter for the weekend. Rather than keep everybody guessing, interim coach Eric Studesville made the unusual move Monday of announcing that Tebow would be under center when the Broncos (3-11) play host to the Texans (5-9). Studesville said Kyle Orton is still bothered by bruised ribs and that Tebow did a good job managing the game plan, the team and the crowd in his first NFL start Sunday despite Denver's 39-23 loss at Oakland. Tebow, who was stunningly selected with the 25th overall pick in the April draft by former coach Josh McDaniels, had thrown just one NFL pass before Sunday and most of his two dozen snaps had come in specialty situations such as short-yardage and goal line packages.Unlock HQ Video HQ video delivered by Akamai His repertoire was limited Sunday because of bad weather and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's conservative game calling but he showed enough to merit more playing time and perhaps more of a chance to throw the ball.
Online Sportsbook lists the Texans as the minus three point road favorites this weekend, with the total over under listed at 48.
In recent Houston Texan news, it looks like running back Arian Foster suffered an injury vs. the Tennessee Titans. He sat out the final 10 minutes of Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Titans, cited a muscle spasm in his glute -- not his sore ankle -- as the reason for leaving the game. Foster missed practice time before the Titans game with an ankle sprain. The Titans held Arian Foster, the NFL's rushing leader with 1,330 yards coming in, to a season-low 15 yards on 11 carries. Before the Titans loss, Foster's lowest output was 25 yards on 11 carries against the New York Giants on Oct. 10. Foster has burst onto the scene in his second season. He rushed for 257 yards in 2009, but eclipsed that number in his first two games this season following a 231-yard outburst against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1.