Despite playoff chatter, Texans focused on something else

The Texans won their 10th game of the season on Saturday, and reside atop the AFC South.

With Pittsburgh's win over New England Sunday, Houston moved into the second spot in AFC playoff picture.

But none of that clouds the mind of head coach Bill O'Brien, his assistants and the players. Instead, they're focused on just one thing this week.

"It's all about the Philadelphia Eagles," O'Brien said during a Monday morning press conference. "It's all about trying to have a good week, good practice week and going up to Philly to play a very difficult game. A very difficult game against a team that just beat the Rams on the road. It's all about the Eagles."

Philadelphia broke open what was a 13-all ballgame at the half, as the Eagles reeled off 17 points in the third quarter of the 30-23 victory at Los Angeles. At 7-7, the defending Super Bowl champs are in the playoff hunt as well, and Sunday's game is important to their postseason aspirations. The Texans, meanwhile, still haven't clinched a postseason berth, despite their lead in the division. Remembering the task at hand this week, and not the playoff implications, is paramount to Houston.

"If you start thinking about this, that, all these scenarios that you guys do a great job of covering and put out there, then you're going to be way ahead of yourself, because you should be thinking about, 'OK, how am I going to get open against this corner for Philly," O'Brien said. "How am I going to block Fletcher Cox? How are we going to cover Zach Ertz? When we have to punt to (Darren) Sproles, how are we going to tackle him?' Everybody's focus should be the Philadelphia Eagles."

The Texans begin practice on Wednesday, and will fly to Philadelphia on Saturday. Kickoff is Sunday at noon CT inside Lincoln Financial Field.

Check out the best Week 15 images from Texans team photographer Zach Tarrant. Presented by Houston Methodist.

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