After they dropped their third straight game to start the 2018 season, the Texans were disappointed.
But they were also focused on how to pick up win number one.
The Giants beat Houston in the home opener at NRG Stadium Sunday, triumphing 27-22. Various leaders on the team pointed to what they have to do to turn things around this week.
“We’ve got a long season ahead of us,” receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. “We’ve got good guys in this locker room. We’ve got to pay better attention to detail. It hurt us big today. So we’ll just come out this week at practice and lock in.”
While defensive end J.J. Watt acknowledged the Texans are down, he said they’re definitely not out for 2018.
“I told the guys in there, ‘We’re at the bottom,’” Watt said. “You’ve got to find a way to claw you’re way out of the bottom one day at a time. We’ve got to stick together.”
Safety Tyrann Mathieu had a few ideas on what could lead to a Texans victory next Sunday at Indianapolis, as well as in the weeks to follow.
“We just have to find a way to play better complementary football, and most importantly, to start fast and finish fast,” Mathieu said.
The Texans turned the ball over twice, and were unable to come up with any takeaways of their own. They also committed seven penalties that set them back 50 yards, compared just three for 20 yards by New York. The mistakes can be fixed, according to quarterback Deshaun Watson.
“All of it’s self-controlled,” Watson said. “Offsides, holding, things that we can control. We just gotta correct them.”
The Texans will hit the road in Week 3 for an AFC South matchup with the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.