T.J. Yates and the AFC South champion Houston Texans will welcome NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers to Reliant Stadium in a battle of first-year quarterbacks. It may appear that there's not much at stake in this interconference battle, but the Texans are still trying for the AFC's No. 1 seed and their eighth win in a row.
Peter King thinks that, in spite of Cam Newton's ability, the Texans will prevail:
Cam Newton can win any game he plays. We've seen that this year. But he hasn't come up against the indomitable force and Tebow Jr.-esque Midas Touch of one T.J. Yates.