The intensity was ratcheted up Wednesday at Texans training camp.
The offense and defense went at it in goal line drills, and each side had its share of victories in the short yardage situational work.
"It's always good to go a little bit live and get a little contact for real," defensive end J.J. Watt said.
Houston was in full pads, inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, and for a portion of the second half of practice, the offense squared off with the defense inside the 5-yard line.
"You're trying to gain two yards and they're trying to stop you," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "It's very intense and it's fun. Guys love doing it."
In addition to being fun, the drills are incredibly important, according to Deshaun Watson.
"That's the difference between being a good offense and a great offense: being able to run the ball in whenever you get down there," Watson said. "That's one of the emphasis that we want to focus on. Is once we get in the red zone, like we did last year. We've got to punch the ball in, we've got to find ways to get the ball in the end zone."
Fans will attend Thursday morning's practice at the Houston Methodist Training Center, and the team will have an off day on Friday.
Check out the best shots from Day 5 of training camp in Houston.