Houston (CBS Houston)–The Houston Texans are in their bye week after the 17-16 loss to the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
When asked Tuesday how disappointing it is to be 2-5 this season, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt simply answered, “very.”
The Texans are experiencing their first five-game losing streak since Nov. 6-Dec. 11, 2005 and Watt concentrated on what his side of the ball could do to improve their record.
“I think we need to continue to get takeaways on the defense,” Watt said. “Obviously we did a decent job of getting that back on track in the second half on Sunday. We need to stop the run, put teams in passing situations and get after the passer. Takeaways are always going to be huge momentum gainers and a big reason for your success.”
Speaking of his side of the ball, linebacker Brian Cushing endured a season-ending injury to his left knee, Sunday. Watt explained why he didn’t have a comment on Cushing’s injury.
“I saw the play; I don’t like watching my teammates get hurt so I didn’t watch exactly how it happened so I can’t comment on it.”
Even though many fans are feeling optimistic with Case Keenum’s play last Sunday the Texans still couldn’t close the game out and grab their third win. Watt was asked if this loss felt better than the others and he said, “There is no such thing that a loss is better than another, plain and simple.”
The Texans get a week off before hosting the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 3 and Watt has one goal in mind after the bye week.
“I’d like to win more football games, a lot more.”
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