For the first time this season, the Texans have lost two games in a row.
With five regular season games remaining in 2016, they're on the road for the next two weeks. This Sunday they'll face one quarterback in Aaron Rodgers, who'll wind up at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton someday. The Sunday after is Andrew Luck, who stands a good chance at joining him there eventually.
And that's just fine with Brock Osweiler.
"I love it," the Texans quarterback said Wednesday. "I wouldn't have it any other way. Since a very young
age, I've always wanted to be the guy to have the ball in his hand every single play, and especially when our back is against the wall. Not a lot of people believe in us right now, but I can promise you there's nobody who believes in this team more than myself, there's nobody who believes in this coaching staff more than myself."
Osweiler was asked during his Wednesday media session about doubts and criticism from fans and media. He said the adversity the Texans have faced over the last couple weeks will ultimately strengthen them.
"I really think this two-game losing streak that we're on, it's going to set us up for a great story in the long run," Osweiler said. "I don't think there's ever been a successful NFL season that didn't have adversity somewhere in that season."
Osweiler was picked off three times in Sunday's loss to the Chargers at NRG Stadium, but he said he's energized for this Sunday's matchup in Green Bay.
"I really could not be more excited for the challenge this week, going to Lambeau Field, a very difficult place to play on the road," Osweiler said. "The challenge started with film prep and then it started today with having a great practice, and we did have a great practice. I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity at hand to truly write a great ending to this story."
In the month of December the last two seasons, the Texans have a combined record of 6-3. Over their final five games in 2014 and 2015, Houston had a combined record of 7-3