Joe Montana confirmed Friday that he will start in the Kansas City Chiefs' final home game of the season.

"Not at this moment, no," Montana said when asked if there was any doubt he would start against the Houston Oilers Sunday. "Everything feels fine."Montana's 16th season nearly ended prematurely Nov. 27 when he injured his left foot during a game at Seattle. Trainers feared the injury was more serious than it turned out to be.

But Montana sat out the next two games while the Chiefs, considered a possible Super Bowl team, fell to 7-7. Harnessed with their first three-game losing streak since Marty Schottenheimer became coach in 1989, the Chiefs were 10-point favorites over the Oilers (1-13), who have lost 10 straight.

The Chiefs will earn an AFC wild card berth by winning their final two games.