It's Thursday, even though it's Monday.
That probably doesn't make sense, but don't worry.
For the Texans and Colts, today is similar to a Thursday during a normal game week. A typical NFL contest is on Sunday, but the AFC South rivals square off at NRG Stadium in just three days.
So on a truncated week, preparation is of the utmost importance. Much of that preparation comes from information gathered by the Texans scouting department.
"They've worked hard over the last week," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "They're always a week ahead, but even before that we have scouts, just like every team that are at the different games of the opponents that we play."
Houston came home from their game at Baltimore and was back at the stadium in the 9 o'clock hour Sunday evening. O'Brien explained the process that's gone on from that point.
"Basically this is Thursday of a game week," O'Brien said. "We've got to get going. I think that's a good thing. I think that we came in here last night as coaches, we worked at it, we got a little bit of sleep and we got back up early and we have a pretty good idea of what we want to do. Now we have to have good meetings and communicate it to the players and good jogthroughs and get the players to know precisely what we want to do and build that and be ready to go on Thursday night."
Getting ready for Indianapolis is a welcome task after Sunday's defeat, according to linebacker Zach Cunningham.
"It's definitely good that we've got that quick turnaround," Cunningham said. "You really have no choice but to look on to the next game."
Left tackle Laremy Tunsil agreed.
"It is on to the next one, where we have to execute," Tunsil said. "Time to correct our mistakes and play the next game."
The Texans will have another walkthrough on Tuesday afternoon. Kickoff against the Colts is Thursday at 7:20 p.m. CT.
Houston Texans Fans travel to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore for the tenth game of the 2019 NFL season against the Ravens.