In Week 5, the Texans were stung by the Patriots in a 25-22 loss at NRG Stadium. Houston trailed in the contest for just 15 seconds, but they were the final 15 seconds of regulation and the Texans are now 1-4 in 2021.
After a loss that "hurts a lot", according to RB David Johnson, several players described what needs to happen next.
"We stay together," Johnson said. "Our biggest thing as players and coaches, me, myself, is just staying together and continue to watch film, see what we did. See what I did wrong, correct all my mistakes, and just try to figure out a way to get the win."
Johnson carried two times for five yards and caught five passes for 46 yards in the defeat.
QB Davis Mills, who completed 21-of-29 passes for 312 yards, with three touchdowns and zero interceptions, thought he "played well", but still pointed to what he needs to improve in the future.
"I had a couple plays where I could've managed the protection better at the end when I took a sack, when we needed to put a drive together," Mills said. "There's still room for improvement."
WR Chris Moore was elevated from the practice squad on Saturday. Less than 24 hours later, he erupted for 109 yards on five catches, including 67-yarder in the second quarter the gave the Texans a lead they wouldn't relinquish until New England squared things up at 22 all in the fourth quarter. Despite Moore's heroics, he was disappointed about a pass he dropped on 1st-and-goal at the 4-yard line late in the first half.
"I'm mad I left some stuff on the field," Moore said. "I wish I could've done more."
Defensively, DL Jon Greenard tallied a sack and a couple tackles for loss. He explained how the Texans can't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
"Just take it on the chin and keep going," Greenard said. "We can't sit here and cry about it. We've just got to keep going. We're just going to keep working."
The Texans travel to Indianapolis next weekend for a Sunday matchup with the Colts.
The Texans will host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8 and kickoff is set for noon CT. Click here for tickets.