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Bill O'Brien awards game ball to entire team

As of Monday night, Bill O'Brien hadn't awarded a game ball to any player following the Texans 10-6 win in Cincinnati.

On Wednesday, the entire team will get one for its role in handing the Bengals their first loss of the season.

"I'm going to give the whole team a game ball and I haven't said that to them yet, so I'm letting the cat out of the bag here because today was their day off," O'Brien said in his Tuesday press conference.

The Texans defense forced two key takeaways, an interception by Johnathan Joseph and fumble recover by Quintin Demps in the Week 10 win. The defense kept the Bengals offense from scoring a touchdown for the first time all season and limited Andy Dalton to a season-low 183 net yards passing.

Houston's offense produced two scoring drives under two different quarterbacks, Brian Hoyer and T.J. Yates and protected the ball.

"The only turnover we had was basically the one that we called an airball, Hail Mary play at the end of the half so we didn't really turn the ball over," O'Brien said. "We took care of the ball, we scored when we had to. The defense played great and I thought our special teams did a great job so I'm going to give a game ball to everybody."

The (4-5) Texans host the (5-4) Jets on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

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