Ryan Fitzpatrick has played eight physical games of football this season. The ten-year veteran was sacked, scrambled and slid head first, and been pounded for four solid quarters yesterday.
But this Monday, he doesn't feel the aches and pains as much.
"Coming in on a Monday is a lot easier after a win," Fitzpatrick said, smiling. "That lift feels a little bit better. You're less sore then you would be after a loss. We've just got to continue to figure out ways to have this feeling on Mondays."
He won't enjoy it for long as the team begins preparation for the Philadelphia Eagles. Fitzpatrick says there is a lot to improve upon after watching film from the Texans 30-16 win against the Tennessee Titans.
"Some of the runs RB Arian (Foster) made, we could probably even block those better or I can get guys into better, I can get us into better runs at times. Certainly in the passing game, whether it is me consistently delivering an accurate ball or throwing it to the right guy. There is a lot of things. Everybody needs to continue to look at themselves and figure out what they can do. I've got a long list of things every week that I know I can get better at."
Still, Fitzpatrick enjoyed some things during Sunday's game, including an 11-play, 98-yard drive in the third quarter that ended in a one-yard touchdown run by Foster.
"The long drive, you always love that, being backed up and having it be noisy and you're in there in the huddle with the guys," Fitzpatrick said. "We converted a long third down there. There were some good things that happened on that drive. That's one of the positives coming out of the game is a drive like that you think you can build on."
The (4-4) Texans host the (5-2) Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. on FOX KRIV-26 and SportsRadio 610.