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Players describe what must change for Texans

Houston Texans
21 Sep 2020, 19:02 GMT+10

Drew Dougherty

For the second straight week, the Texans must find a way to bounce back from defeat.

Houston fell to the Ravens on Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium, and the 33-16 setback means the Texans are now 0-2 on the young season.

Despite the disappointing outcome, quarterback Deshaun Watson said he and his teammates won't dwell on the negative results against Baltimore as they prepare for a Sunday trip to Pittsburgh.

"We got to continue to pitch forward," Watson said. "We can't look at the record. We got to go, Hey, this is a new week, this a new opportunity. We're going on the road to a great Pittsburgh team."

While Watson and the Texans remain optimistic about what lies ahead, they aren't in a good mood. Losing by double-digits in consecutive weeks stings, and defensive lineman Brandon Dunn, who finished with four tackles Sunday, explained the squad's mindset after the loss to the Ravens.

"Nobody's happy," Dunn said. "Everybody's teed off which is a good thing, because nobody should be happy being 0-2. So we just got to come back ready, make the corrections, be honest so we can get a W."

Receiver Randall Cobb caught five passes for 59 yards in the loss. With nine NFL seasons of experience, he's seen quite a bit. He maintained that the team must have a very narrow focus as the season unfolds.

"The biggest thing is just finding a way to win one game," Cobb said. "It's not about looking at the season as a whole. Obviously, it's 16 games. We got 14 left, but it's about getting one win. It's finding a way to get one win, regardless of how it comes."

Defensive end J.J. Watt's been on both ends of the spectrum in Houston: he's played on multiple squads that won 10 or more games in a season, and he's also been part of a 14-defeat squad. Any loss is one loss too many for Watt, and like Cobb, he said the Texans need to figure out a way to get a victory.

"At some point you've to win these tough games against tough teams, good teams and so I'm sick of losing them, that's for sure," Watt said.

Watt finished with a pair of sacks and a batted pass against Baltimore.

He and the Texans will face the Steelers at Heinz Field next Sunday at noon CT.

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