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No time to mope: Texans prep for Colts

The loss to Dallas stung.

But after falling by a 20-17 margin in overtime, the Texans were already looking ahead to Thursday night's AFC South rumble with the Colts.

"We have a quick turnaround, here," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We play right away on Thursday night.  Like I just told the guys, we have to fix the things that we can fix."

Indianapolis beat the Ravens on Sunday, which means Andrew Luck and company head to NRG Stadium with the same 3-2 record as Houston. O'Brien and the Texans were frustrated after the overtime defeat at the hands of the Cowboys, and said they must improve.

"We've got to get better, and we've got to get better fast because we haven't played a division game yet and we have a very big division game coming up on Thursday night in front of our home fans," O'Brien said. "Nobody's happy about this but, you know, we've got to turn the page quickly, here."

For quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who finished Sunday's loss with 154 yards and completed 16-of-24 passes, the chance to play again quickly is welcomed.

"The easiest way to get over something like this is to go out there and play again," Fitzpatrick said. "So in that regard, Thursday Night Football is a good thing when you're coming off a loss and you want to get out there and play better."

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins finished with a team-best six catches for 63 yards. He said the game against Dallas will be little more than a memory.

"It is put behind us now, once we leave this stadium," Hopkins said. "I doubt we are going to watch this film because it is a quick turnaround to play Thursday. Indianapolis is a great team so we have to put this behind us."

The Texans will look to beat Indianapolis for the first time since Week 15 of 2012. The Colts were victorious in both matchups last season, and have won four of the last five meetings.


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