The Houston Texans are just two victories away from earning a first-round bye in the NFL Playoffs, but unfortunately their path to that objective just got tougher. Although Lamar Miller was initially listed as questionable for this weekend's action, it turns out that he won't be healthy enough to play in Week 16.
Replacing Miller won't be that easy for the Texans, especially considering that he provides another pass-catching option for Deshaun Watson. Nonetheless, head coach Bill O'Brien will need other role players to fill this void tomorrow.
It turns out that Miller will be out for Sunday's showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles, as NFL Network reporter James Palmer broke the news.
Miller currently has 917 rushing yards and four touchdowns on the season. With the veteran tailback out of action, look for D'Onta Foreman and Alfred Blue to possibly split carries.
If the rushing attack doesn't show up, the Texans could rely on Watson and DeAndre Hopkins to carry the offense. Last week, the star wideout finished with 10 receptions for 170 yards and two touchdowns against the Jets.
Houston currently owns an impressive 10-4 record and is one victory away from clinching the AFC South.
The Texans and Eagles will kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET from Lincoln Financial Field.