Starting tonight the way they finished eight nights ago would serve the Texans well.
A 17-point explosion at the end of regulation and into overtime propelled the Texans to victory over the Colts. According to George Godsey, quarterback Brock Osweiler and company are capable of carrying over their late success to this evening in Denver.
"Any time that you can build on production, I think it carries over," the offensive coordinator said last Wednesday. "It's a momentum game. It's certainly a different opponent, so our game plan is going to have to be detailed and he's going to have to understand, which he does, the personnel, but also what we need to be efficient on offense. The success he had in the hardest situation should carry over to the next game."
The Colts defense came into the Week 6 matchup at the bottom of the League in a slew of statistical categories. That's not the case with the Broncos.
The reigning Super Bowl champs rank in the NFL's Top 10 in yards per game and points per game allowed, and they boast a League-best pass defense that's surrendered just 182.3 yards per contest.
On the flip side of things, nose tackle Vince Wilfork also believes in the possibility of the Texans carrying over their success from a week ago.
"Consistency comes with a lot of confidence," Wilfork said. "I think with what we showed, this team should have a lot of confidence. We should have a lot of confidence going into this game because we showed each other, this organization and this coaching staff, that we are a tough football team."
Cornerback A.J. Bouye agreed, and echoed head coach Bill O'Brien, who emphasized the importance of beginning the game on a positive note.
"We just got to start off like we finished," Bouye said. "Coach always talks about starting fast, so that's what we're going to do. Just do our job, play with good technique and just play to our help and just trust our scheme and just do what we need to do."
Kickoff is set for 7:30 CT in Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 3/2/2021)