Watch Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 08 Online, Thursday 25 October 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, United States, Time 08:20 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Dolphins will be facing off against the Texans, tonight on Thursday Night Football. The Dolphins are coming off a tough loss to the Lions while the Texans are on a four game winning streak. If the Dolphins can come away with a victory with Brock Osweiler at quarterback and a banged up receiver room on short week, kudos to Adam Gase and the coaching staff.
When the Texans host the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night it will be a matchup of Houston’s quarterback of the future in Deshaun Watson and one of the many failed quarterbacks of the team’s past in Brock Osweiler.
It will be Osweiler’s third straight start in place of Ryan Tannehill, who is out with a shoulder injury.
Watson is healthy after dealing with lung and rib injuries and helped the team to its fourth straight win last week after an 0-3 start to leave the Texans in first place in the AFC South.
The Texans traded up to draft Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft to take over at the position after trading Osweiler to Cleveland just one difficult season after signing him to a $72 million contract. Osweiler spent last season with the Broncos before joining the Dolphins this year.
Osweiler was supposed to be the answer to Houston’s longtime woes at quarterback, but instead ended up being the worst free-agent signing in the franchise’s short history. He was benched in December of his first and only season with the Texans when he’d thrown three interceptions before halftime of a game against the Jaguars. Tom Savage started the next two games, but got a concussion early in the second one and the Texans looked to Osweiler again.
He played well to help Houston to a win in the wild-card game over Oakland. But his three interceptions doomed the Texans in a 34-16 loss to New England in the next round and he was sent packing a couple of months after that.
Osweiler, who is 1-1 as a starter this season, knows everyone will be talking about his time in Houston this week, but insists he isn’t worried about it.
“There’s going to be a lot of outside noise trying to make a situation bigger than what it really is; but at the end of the day … my one season I had in Houston, I look at it as a successful season,” he said. “We won our division and we won a playoff game.”
He said he hasn’t spoken to Houston coach Bill O’Brien since the trade, but that he has “great respect” for him and the Texans.
There’s no hard feelings,” Osweiler said. “There’s no ill-will … (I’m) focused just on playing a good football game Thursday and doing whatever this football team needs me to do to help them get a win.”
The Dolphins flew to Houston on Tuesday, a day earlier than usual. Coach Adam Gase decided to tweak the schedule because in the Dolphins’ two most recent Thursday night appearances, they lost at Cincinnati 22-7 in 2016 and at Baltimore 40-0 last year.
Gase conceded he’s still trying to figure out the best way to prepare on a short week.
I’m the wrong guy to ask on that, considering that I think we’ve scored seven points and given up 60-something,” he said. “We’re trying something new this year.
Houston running back Lamar Miller was born and raised in Miami, went to college at Miami, was drafted by the Dolphins in 2012 and spent his first four seasons there before signing with the Texans before the 2016 season.
Miller, who had his first 100-yard rushing game since 2016 last week, said he’s trying to approach Thursday as any other game, but admitted it might mean a little bit more because of his history. Of course, I want to do good because I played there and I’m from there,” he said. “So, I’m going to try and do whatever I can to put us in the best spot to win this game.
The Texans might be shorthanded in their secondary with cornerback Shareece Wright limited in practice with shoulder, hand and groin injuries. Outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett and rookie tight end Jordan Thomas were both listed with groin injuries but they were listed as full participants on Tuesday’s practice. Wide receiver Will Fuller and cornerback Jonathan Joseph are both listed with hip injuries but they were full participants this week in practice.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back Lamar Miller are listed on the injury report with chest injuries, but they have been full participants in this week’s practice as well.
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been limited with a foot injury the past few weeks in practice, but it’ll take more than that to keep him from playing on game day. Hopkins is third in the league with 707 receiving yards through seven games. Defensive end J.J. Watt was listed with a knee injury but he has been a full participant in practice.
The Texans have been banged up all season with injuries, but they have continued to persevere and now have the opportunity to extend their win streak to five games with a victory over the Dolphins tomorrow night.