But players, coaches say they aren’t satisfied yet
The Houston Texans improved to 11-1 with a 24-10 victory over the Titans in Tennessee yesterday afternoon. Quarterback Matt Schaub threw a pair of touchdown passes. Running back Arian Foster ran for another score. But Head Coach Gary Kubiak says it wasn't a perfect game. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
“It was a battle. It looked like we had control of the football game, but we let them back in the game with a big play. I am proud of how they handled themselves,” Kubiak said.
With the win, the Texans clinched their second consecutive playoff appearance. Defensive lineman J.J. Watt says making the playoffs is nice, but the job is far from done.
“We’re happy about it but we’re not satisfied by any means,” Watt said. “You have to be in the dance to win the whole thing. We want more. We’re looking for the division title. We’re looking for home field advantage. We’re looking for the bye. We’re looking for all of those things.”
Watt picked up another sack yesterday - he has 15 and a half this year. The defense forced six turnovers. Schaub gave the defense the lion’s share of the credit for the win in Nashville.
“Our defense stepped up and was huge with six turnovers, especially a couple of them down in their own end, giving us a short field, stopping them on fourth down a couple of times,” Schaub said.
Even though the Texans are back in the playoffs, Kubiak says there is plenty more to accomplish.
“We’re very happy, but they expected to get there. Obviously, there’s a lot more to work on and accomplish,” Kubiak said.
The Texans are now tied with Atlanta for the best record in the league. Up next for the team is a huge matchup with the New England Patriots in New England a week from tonight on Monday Night Football.
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