"I think it’s good for us," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "We need to go to play. We need to step back out there and go play again."
The Texans won on Thanksgiving Day last season at Detroit, pulling out an overtime win over the Lions. That triumph came just four days after an overtime thriller against the Jaguars, when
"I'm not a big fan of that," Johnson said. "But that's the way it is. So you gotta just play it."
The short period in between contests, while taxing physically, is a welcome mental getaway for left tackle
"That's the best remedy: not being able to sit too long and let everything soak in," Brown said. "Watching television or reading stuff. The best thing is to get back out there and have another crack at it. That's the best thing about this business."
Kubiak pointed out that the upside of playing on Thursday is the "break for a few days" the team gets. The Texans won't play again until December 15 at Indianapolis. A Tuesday practice is scheduled for the middle of the day at the Houston Methodist Training Center, and the team will fly to Jacksonville on Wednesday afternoon.