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Wild-Card Round Reactions: No Surprises Here

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, a four-time FSWA Award finalist, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and an editor for the site's NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, CBB and DFS content.

So what happened during wild-card weekend? Pretty much what everyone thought would happen. The Texans, who had Brock Osweiler under center after he got his starting job back when Tom Savage was ruled out with a concussion, beat the Raiders, who started Connor Cook after he took over for Matt McGloin (shoulder), who took over for Derek Carr (broken leg). The Texans did nothing particularly well, as Osweiler finished with a 6.72 YPA on 168 yards and one touchdown, while Lamar Miller averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins, who came into the game with one touchdown in his last 11 games, had five catches for a game-high 67 yards and a score. On the other side of the ball, Cook needed 45 attempts to pass for 161 yards (3.58 YPA) in his first career start, while Latavius Murray rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and Andre Holmes led the team with 50 receiving yards and a score. “Top” wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree caught four of 17 targets for 43

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