Mistakes doomed the Texans on Sunday in Buffalo.
According to Head Coach David Culley, the next opponent is excellent at avoiding mistakes.
The day after his team was blanked, 40-0, by the Bills, Culley met with the media at NRG Stadium. He pointed to the 10 penalties for 100 yards, as well as five turnovers as the main reasons for the defeat in Western New York. With the Patriots in town this Sunday for a Week 5 matchup, Culley explained the strength of New England.
"Whatever they're doing offensively, whatever they're doing defensively, they don't make mistakes," Culley said. "You have to beat that football team. We were not mistake-free yesterday. When you have those kind of things happen to you, you lose football games. You don't get beat. You lose football games."
The team returned home Sunday evening, but even before that, the focus was pushed forward and away from the loss that dropped Houston's record to 1-3.
"We turned the page immediately," Culley said. "We're on to the New England Patriots. That's all we're focused on."
The Patriots are licking their own proverbial wounds after a Sunday night loss at home to the Buccaneers. That setback pushed their 2021 record to 1-3 as well.
Rookie QB Mac Jones has completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,012 yards, with four touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Culley said Jones is "playing pretty well right now".
Houston will have a walkthrough Monday afternoon, take Tuesday off, and practice Wednesday through Friday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
The Texans will face the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Week 5. Kickoff is set for Sunday at noon CT. Click here for tickets.
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