This is not the first time Danieal Manning has been a part of a talented team facing adversity.
Manning has first-hand experience seeing his quarterback take heat, while the team makes a push for a championship. In 2006, Manning's rookie season, he found himself part of a similar situation in Chicago.
Quarterback Rex Grossman would lead the Bears to a Super Bowl but not before being under fire throughout the season. Manning, now in his eighth year in the NFL, recalls the quarterback criticism, the firestorm, and how the team was able to overcome it.
"(It's) similar towards the heat and all the slack he's been getting," Manning said, referring to quarterback Matt Schaub. "What happened on that team is how they were able to prevail with all that. They just continued to rally around Rex."
The Texans have lost three-straight games, despite being the only team in the NFL with a top-ten offense and defense. Manning, who had five solo tackles and one pass defensed in Sunday's 34-3 loss in San Franciso, feels everyone has a role getting back in the win column.
"As a defensive player, it's so hard to say what best needs to happen on the offensive side and vice versa," Manning said. "I think the way we can help and do more is we've got to be able to get turnovers and continue to get the ball back to the offense. I believe, from that standpoint, is how we help."