Head coach Bill O'Brien took a moment of his Friday press conference to show his appreciation for Texans fans and their contribution to Thursday night's game against Indianapolis.
"One thing I will say, I say this a lot but I haven't really said this to anybody today, I think our crowd is the best crowd in the NFL," O'Brien said. "I mean, when Watt returned that fumble for a touchdown, I've never heard a stadium that loud in my life. Remember now, I coached at Penn State where there were 107,000 people at a lot of the games. This stadium and our fans mean so much to our players and again, we all wish the outcome was different last night but we can't say thank you enough to our fans and the city of Houston for the support and we just need them to keep coming out."
Paid attendance for the Texans-Colts game was an all-time high at 71,787. O'Brien recognized traveling Texans fans earlier in the week who helped create a home atmosphere at AT&T Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys, who had to communicate via silent snap count because of excessive noise.