C.J. Fiedorowicz earns game ball

C.J. Fiedorowicz earns game ball for performance
C.J. Fiedorowicz earned a game ball from head coach Bill O'Brien for his performance in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans. The third-year tight end had four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown, before exiting the game with an injury. 
"I thought he played one of his best games since he has been here," O'Brien said Monday. "Part of it was his ability to come back from that. He got bent over backwards. Actually his leg was underneath a pile in the field goal PAT, which is a very dangerous play sometimes. Those guys are getting knocked back and their legs get hooked behind another leg."
Fiedorowicz, injured with 8:29 left in the second quarter, looked to be in a lot of pain while being looked at by team physicians and trainers on the field. He slowly walked off but was questionable to return. He did re-enter the game.
"It looked bad when it happened," O'Brien said. "I was kind of focusing on that because I help coach the wings on that protection unit. I saw it. It looked bad. But he came back. I give him a lot of credit. We'll have to really monitor him this week, but obviously he's a tough guy and I'm sure he'll be really working hard to get back out there and play."
Houston's tight ends, Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin, had a productive outing with a collective seven catches for 102 yards and the touchdown. The tight ends may be used differently in the Texans Week 5 matchup against Minnesota, according to O'Brien.
"We'll have to practice some of that," O'Brien said. "But it's a whole different scheme this week. We'll see what Coach (Mike) Zimmer has in store for us. I know he'll have a good game plan for us. We'll have to adjust to it."
The (3-1) Texans will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CT. 

C.J. Fiedorowicz earned a game ball from head coach Bill O'Brien for his performance in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans. The third-year tight end had four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown, before suffering a knee injury before halftime. 

"I thought he played one of his best games since he has been here," O'Brien said Monday. "Part of it was his ability to come back from that. He got bent over backwards. Actually his leg was underneath a pile in the field goal PAT, which is a very dangerous play sometimes. Those guys are getting knocked back and their legs get hooked behind another leg."

Fiedorowicz, injured with 8:29 left in the second quarter, looked to be in a lot of pain while being looked at by team physicians and trainers on the field. He slowly walked off but was questionable to return. He did later re-enter the game.

"It looked bad when it happened," O'Brien said. "I was kind of focusing on that because I help coach the wings on that protection unit. I saw it. It looked bad. But he came back. I give him a lot of credit. We'll have to really monitor him this week, but obviously he's a tough guy and I'm sure he'll be really working hard to get back out there and play."

Houston's tight ends, Fiedorowicz and Ryan Griffin, had a productive outing with a collective seven catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. However, the tight ends may be used differently in the Texans Week 5 matchup against Minnesota, according to O'Brien.

"We'll have to practice some of that," O'Brien said. "But it's a whole different scheme this week. We'll see what Coach (Mike) Zimmer has in store for us. I know he'll have a good game plan for us. We'll have to adjust to it."

The (3-1) Texans will travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. CT.

Check out the best game photos as the Texans took on the Titans at NRG Stadium.

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