BWTB: Bye week plan of attack

The Texans are off next Sunday, but they'll be busy during the early part of this week.

"We're going to work Monday through Wednesday," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We're required to give them four days off based on the CBA. We're going to work. We're going to be in here, we're going to watch the tape."

Without a game to play until November 16 at Cleveland, the players will get Thursday through Sunday off. But after a 31-21 loss to Philadelphia dropped Houston's record to 4-5, O'Brien said he and the coaches will look for all manner of solutions to get back on the winning track.

"I think we have to evaluate everything," O'Brien said. "I think we have to look at as far as what we're doing offensively schematically, we have to look at that, who's playing what, what positions they're playing, how we're getting the ball, how we're playing at every position, including quarterback, we have to look at all of that."

He also said the Texans will use the time to try and get better at getting "over the hump" in close games, getting off the field on defense at the end of games, converting drives into points and getting better on special teams.

"I think this bye-week is very important in that we answer those questions and try to go up to Cleveland against a very good football team and win," O'Brien said.

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