Head coach Bill O'Brien began his Monday press conference with a message for Texans fans following Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss in Dallas.
"Yesterday was an unbelievable turnout of Houston fans in Dallas," O'Brien said. "As we all wish the outcome was better, we just can't thank the fans enough for that turnout. For Dallas to have to go to a silent count because of the Houston fans just says a lot about this city. We're going to continue to work extremely hard to put a winning football team on the field, but we really appreciate our fans and we really need our fans Thursday night here at home against Indy. Our first division game, first division game for this staff with this team; we're just looking forward to the game. With that, I'll take questions."
Texans fans dressed in battle red appeared to dominate the stands at AT&T Stadium. The noise level was so loud, it caused Tony Romo to switch to a silent count at the home game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick was impressed with the showing of Texans support on the road.
"I thought our fans were great," Fitzpatrick said. "It was noisy the whole game, whether we were out there or our defense was out there. All the red in the stands and all that, it was something that I've never seen before, but it was pretty cool for us."