HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – With Monday Night Football approaching for the Texans plenty of the players still hold a special feeling or thought about the primetime game.
“When you’re growing up you never envision yourself coaching on Monday night and I have an opportunity to do that and I know our players are excited to do that,” said head coach Bill O’Brien.
“You know that everybody is watching you and I think that’s a big deal for our team.”
A bigger deal would be stealing a victory away on the road. A win would springboard the team according to Brian Cushing.
“It will be a good game to really turn things around and get things going in the right direction. A good team, undefeated, on national TV.”
O’Brien knows they can’t have a repeat of last year’s Monday Night showdown.
“Last year we played on Monday night, didn’t go so well. So, we got a chance to go back out there this week and do a better job and try to win the football game. ”
The Steelers scored 24 points in the second quarter and would go on to win the game.
J.J. Watt just wants the spotlight of the big game.
“When I was young I just wanted to play on Saturday mornings when I was a little kid. Every level gets bigger and bigger and you want to play in the biggest game possible. Monday night everyone is watching so it’s always exciting.”
It is a new and exciting opportunity for the Texans quarterback.
“Obviously for me this is my first chance to start on Monday Night Football,” Brian Hoyer said. “As a kid you remember ‘dun-dun-dun-dun.’ That’s kind of the thing you want to do in the NFL.”
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