As the Houston Texans aim for a playoff spot against the Tennessee Titans, the weather forecast hints at a mix of sun and clouds.

In a crucial Week 17 matchup, the Houston Texans (8-7) are determined to secure a playoff spot and the AFC South crown as they host the Tennessee Titans (5-10). Both teams, grappling with quarterback injuries, face a pivotal encounter at NRG Stadium.

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The Texans, having lost three of their last five games, including a 36-22 defeat to the Cleveland Browns last week, showcase a quarterback situation involving Case Keenum, Davis Mills, and the potential return of rookie sensation CJ Stroud from a concussion.

On the other side, the Titans, already out of playoff contention, aim to impact their draft order. In their recent 20-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Ryan Tannehill took over for the injured rookie Will Levis. Derrick Henry contributed a rushing touchdown and threw another to Chigoziem Okonkwo.

Notably, the Texans emerged victorious in their last meeting with the Titans just two weeks ago at Nissan Stadium, securing a 19-16 road win with Devin Singletary’s 121 rushing yards and a game-winning 54-yard field goal from Ka’imi Fairbairn.

As both teams prepare to face off at NRG Stadium, the weather forecast predicts a pleasant day with sun and clouds. However, there’s a chance of rain at night, potentially dampening New Year’s Eve festivities. The temperature is expected to be around 21°F, with a RealFeel® of 21°F, making it a cool but manageable environment for players and fans.

For those considering wagers, the current odds favor the Texans with a spread of (-3.5) and a moneyline of Texans (-190) and Titans (+155). The over/under is set at 42.5, adding to the anticipation of this critical AFC South clash.

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As the teams take the field at NRG Stadium, the weather conditions might introduce an element of uncertainty with the possibility of rain, adding an extra layer of intrigue to this high-stakes matchup.