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HOUSTON -- Texans defensive co-ordinator Wade Phillips will take over as Houstons interim head coach and try to help the team end a six-game skid with Gary Kubiak out indefinitely after suffering a mini-stroke this weekend "Im just keeping the seat warm," Phillips said. Shawn Williams Jersey . Its a familiar position for Phillips, a 30-plus-year NFL coaching veteran, who was last a head coach in Dallas and has twice served as an interim head coach in the league. The first time came in 1985 when his father Bum Phillips stepped down with the Saints, the second was in 2003 when Dan Reeves resigned as Atlantas coach with three games left. "Thirty-three years Ive been either a co-ordinator on one side of the ball or a head coach," Phillips said. "I think experience helps. I hope it does in this case. Im pretty familiar with what (to do)." Phillips has had a tough month with the recent death of his father and being thrust into this role with Kubiak ailing. Hes talked to the team about dealing with adversity and thinks the players will respond well Sunday. "A lots been going on in my life and, I told the players, too, weve lost some games, but there are tougher things than losing some ballgames that people have overcome," Phillips said. "And so we can overcome losing ballgames if people can overcome some of the things that have happened." Offensive co-ordinator Rick Dennison will take over the play-calling duties, with input from Phillips, when the Texans travel to Arizona on Sunday. Dennison doesnt believe much will change offensively with Kubiak out. "Ive been with him for a long time and we have the same philosophy on how to win football games," Dennison said. "I would say just being around him in this position for the last four years we would be very similar. I dont know that were exact, but were very similar." The team said Monday the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack at halftime of Sundays loss to Indianapolis. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery, but there is no timetable for his return to the team. Phillips said he has spoken to Kubiak, but they didnt really talk football. "Hes left it to me and he said: Do what you think," Phillips said. Dennison said Kubiak told him hed like to come by the stadium in the next few days, but he wasnt sure if that would actually happen. "I called him back and (Kubiaks wife) Rhonda answered the phone and I was in a bit of trouble," Dennison said. "So Im going to try to stay away." Phillips mixed up some things at practice Wednesday in an attempt to help the team get back on track. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph said Wednesdays practice was "energetic" and that it ran smoothly without Kubiak. "We are changing a few things in practice that we think will help," Phillips said. "We feel like we need to change something. Its not going the way we want it to go, so we have to change some things." Case Keenum will make his third start Sunday after solid performances in the first two. Phillips said Keenum has earned the right to start and has been impressed with his ability to make big plays. Hes completed 11 passes of 25 yards or more in his two starts combined as the Texans have dropped those games by four total points. John Ross Jersey . -- Ryan Millers debut for the St. Nick Vigil Jersey . A day after FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke said three stadiums would not be ready in time for the Dec. 31 deadline, Brazilian officials said they actually plan to deliver all six remaining venues after that date. They claim only three are delayed, with the other three being handed over after the expected date only because of problems accommodating the schedule of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who wants to be present for the ceremonies.The Ottawa Senators open up a home-and-home set with the Montreal Canadiens tonight. The game will be streamed live on the Senators website and you can follow all the action on TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa at 5:30pm et and TSN Radio 690 in Montreal at 6pm et. The Senators look to rebound from a 2-1 loss to the Jets in Winnipeg on Tuesday. Buddy Robinson scored the lone goal for the Senators while Robin Lehner and Craig Anderson gave up one goal each. The Canadiens are coming off a 3-1 win over the Blackhawks in Chicago on Wednesday with Rene Bourque, Nathan Beaulieu and Michael Bournival providing the offence and Carey Price stopping 31 shots for the win. 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