Texans sticking with Tom Savage at quarterback

By Michael Dixon

Monday night’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens was another turnover-filled game for Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage. But he’ll remain under center for at least one more week.

Coach Bill O’Brien did note that the rope is getting shorter. But he also acknowledged that the job is still Savage’s.

“No, not right now,” the coach said when he was asked about a potential change, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “It has to get corrected. … If not, we’ll have to go in a different direction.”

Savage turned the ball over three times on Monday, throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble. The first interception and the fumble set the Ravens up for 10 points. The second interception, meanwhile, effectively ended the game.

Savage’s next chance to prove himself will come in Week 13 on the road against the Tennessee Titans. At 4-7, Houston effectively has to run the table to have any chance at making the playoffs.

T.J. Yates would presumably become the starter if Savage was benched.