HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans tight end CJ Fiedorowicz isn’t buying all of the negativity the doomsday forecasters and naysayers both inside and outside the city of Houston are selling this week after the team was blown out at Minnesota, 31-13 last Sunday.

“In the preseason, everything was gelling well,” Fiedorowicz said. “We had the greatest team in the world. Now people, since we have two losses, everyone wants to get down but still a lot of season left and we’re going to take it one game at a time.”

The third-year man from Iowa is feeling better after suffering a mild sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee last week. His production will be needed Sunday at NRG Stadium as one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses comes to town Sunday night in a nationally televised affair. Fiedorowicz has seen his role expand the past two weeks, with eight catches for 109 total yards against the Titans and Vikings.

With the pressure on the Texans’ offense to produce points this week, Fiedorowicz says the first quarter will be very important.

“We got to start fast and finish strong,” Fiedorowicz said. “Last week we just couldn’t get things going. It’s a rivalry game, conference game, so we got to start fast and it starts with practice.”