The Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans’ Week 17 matchup has been moved to a later time slot.
The Week 17 game between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans at NRG stadium has been moved from its original noon CST time slot.
Per Tennessee’s official Twitter account, the Titans and Texans will now kickoff at 3:25 p.m. CST next Sunday.
Despite the Titans losing their Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints, they still control their own destiny after the Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New York Jets.
All the Titans need to do is win in Week 17 and they’ll be in the playoffs with a 9-7 record.
Should Tennessee lose to Houston, the Titans will need losses by the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts against the Jacksonville Jaguars to still make the playoffs at 8-8.
There is a possibility that the Texans could rest their starters next Sunday. Houston has already wrapped up the AFC South and won’t be able to improve their seeding if the Kansas City Chiefs win out against the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Chargers.
The Chiefs play at noon CST in Week 17, which is prior to the Titans and Texans kicking off, so Houston could decide to rest its starters if the Chiefs are able to wrap up the No. 3 seed.
That means the time of the Tennessee-Houston game being move could end up working out to Tennessee’s benefit in a big way. Of course, the Texans sitting their starters would make things a lot easier for the Titans’ hopes of winning that game.
Tennessee and Houston last met in Week 15, with the Texans emerging victorious, 24-21.
With a win, Tennessee will finish with a 9-7 record for the fourth straight season, but with the way the year has gone after a 2-4 start, Titans fans will undoubtedly sign up for that if it means their team is in the playoffs.