Texans Learned About Themselves From Vikings Loss

Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Texans most recent loss to the Minnesota Vikings was a rough one. The problems they thought they worked out from the New England Patriots game just two weeks prior again showed up.

The team got out coached, out played and out executed as they fell 31 to 13.

After the game veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork had some very poignant words for his team.

“We’re way better than that, but we haven’t shown it yet,” Wilfork told Mark Berman of Fox 26 after the game Sunday. “Until we show it maybe I’m seeing things a little different, maybe I’m the only one screwed up, I thought we were better than that but until we show it that’s where we are.”

After Wednesday’s practice, Jadeveon Clowney shared what he learned from the loss.

“About your teammates and what type of guys you have on your team,” Clowney said, “Quitters or guys who are going to fight to get better and come back out here and prove themselves the next week. I think that’s what type of guys we have on this team.”

After watching game film and taking a hard look at themselves the team is hoping for a rebound.

“I think today we all came out with a purpose and with a new sense of urgency,” Duane Brown said. “You could feel it in the locker room, you could feel it out there on the field. I think we will have a better response this week.”

The Indianapolis Colts, while they aren’t the Vikings or the Patriots, they are still dangerous with quarterback Andrew Luck at the helm and, will provide them another test.

A win means the Texans can extend their lead in the AFC South, but a loss means the Colts will walk away from NRG stadium as the front runners in the division.

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