Texans lose their regular season home finale
All the Houston Texans had to do was beat the Minnesota Vikings at Reliant and they'd secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. But they lost their regular season home-finale 23-6:
"For us, obviously we didn't play well. I think we battled defensively; offensively, (we) probably played as bad as we've played and so I take full responsibility for that."
Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak says that while the team didn't perform well, much of the credit has to go to Minnesota, "They came in here, on the road in a big game, and played big-time football."
Running back Arian Foster left the game early with an irregular heartbeat. Kubiak says it happened once before in practice, and the move was purely precautionary.
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Quarterback Matt Schaub was also disappointed in the team's effort, but still believes they can claim the number-one seed in the AFC playoffs:
"Yeah, just get back to work. We're going to have a couple days here to digest this and move on. We've got to go on the road and play a good team in their building. We'll come back in Wednesday morning and get ready to go."
The Texans have one more chance to secure that top spot in the playoff when they travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts on Sunday.