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O'Brien has a tricky decision to make at quarterback for the Houston Texans

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Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has said he will look at the film to come to a decision about which quarterback he will start against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night.

At the weekend, the Texans lost to the Atlanta Falcons by 21-48, and they were at one point 42-0 down in the second half.

This was when O'Brien decided to make a substitution in the quarterback position, bringing on Brian Hoyer to replace Ryan Mallet.


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The 27-year-old finished the day with 12 of his 27 throws completed for 150 yards and an interception. Hoyer on the other hand, completed 17 of his 30 throws for 232 yards, and helped the Texans to score three touchdowns late in the game.

The late touchdowns have now made the decision of who to start at the quarterback position a really bad dilemma for O'Brien, as he originally dropped the 29-year-old in the first week of the season.

In the three starts he has been given, Mallet has completed 63 of his 124 attempts for 622 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.

When O'Brien was asked who would be starting in week five against the Colts, he said, according to the Houston Chronicle: "“I’ll have to watch the film. Again, we just made some substitutions.”

The fact the Texans decided to substitute their quarterback shows they have no direction in the  position at all, which means there isn't really a leader

The likelihood of the change at quarterback having any effect on the outcome of Thursday's game is minimal. They're consistently struggling to get more than 20 points on the board and that shouldn't change against the Colts, even if Andrew Luck isn't playing.

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