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Texans quotes (12/15)

QB David Carr

(on the Bears defense) "They're all from the same school of Tony Dungy. Their defense is very similar. They'll play a little bit more man coverage and give you some opportunities. But we haven't shown that we can beat cover-two. If we haven't shown ways that we can get the ball downfield against it, I don't see any reason why this team won't do the same thing."

(on throwing deep against a cover-two) "When you get in that situation you can throw it into a crowd and hope (something) happens but when they guess right and they get into cover-two and you try to play action and go down the field they win. It's a chess match out there."

TE Billy Miller

(on finishing the season strong) "I think anytime you finish the season 8-8, going into the next season you get a little bit more respect. You feel like you've ended the season on some kind of role. I think it's definitely important that we win the next three."

(on the weather in Chicago) "I got up this morning and it was 30 degrees. It's about the same thing. I should have went for a jog or something this morning to kind of get used to it. But they have to play in it too. I don't believe there is any way to get used to weather. When it's cold, it's cold. It's cold for everybody."

DE Gary Walker

(on finishing the season strong) "I'm not looking toward next year. I'm looking toward the Chicago Bears. We're not the only team in this position. The only way you can start worrying about next year is finishing off this year. We've got three more games and anything can happen in this league. This is what we get paid to do - to go out and win. That's the nature of this business."

(on playing the best offense in the Colts and playing the leagues last ranked offense in the Bears) "Really what you do is you face the team you play on Sunday. It's whatever team shows up on game day ... We have to play the team we see on Sunday. The records and the league and all that stuff, that's on paper. But the game's going to be played on the field on Sunday. Anything can happen. You look at the start of the season, everybody wrote San Diego off. Now they're one of the strongest teams in the league. That just shows you how much people talking on paper really means."

WR Andre Johnson

(on playing better on offense) "We just have to go out and execute. Either we put a good first half together and have a bad second half or have a bad first half and have a good second half. We have to just put a whole game together."

(on being the focal point of defenses) "Teams are going to do that as you go out there and make plays every week. I just try to make the best of my opportunity when the ball comes to me. That's what I do."

Head coach Dom Capers

(on finishing out the season strong) "I think the number one priority is always to go out and win ... How you finish the season is extremely important. I think it says a lot about your team. We have to have a great week of preparation, no matter what the weather, whatever elements we have to battle. We know we're going into the Bears home stadium and we've got to be able to go in and play efficient enough to give us the best chance at winning the game."

(on the running game) "I felt all along that our running game would improve. We've been doing the same things. I think we're getting more comfortable with it. I think Domanick (Davis) is getting more comfortable in terms of the reads and I like the way we've run the ball the last two or three weeks. I just think we need to continue to improve these last two or three games. We ran the ball quite a bit early in the year and didn't have as much success as we've had over the last three or four weeks so I think we're headed in the right direction."

(on getting the ball to Johnson) "We always want to get the ball to Andre because Andre is an outstanding player. There's going to be some weeks that you aren't going to be able to get it to him as much. I think you have to be careful that you don't force the issue and that becomes your primary objective. Our objective is to move the football and try to score as many points as we can. As a player becomes recognized as a playmaker people are going to do different things to take him away and the challenge is to still be able to get him the football."

(on preparing for the cold weather in Chicago) "I don't know that you can do anything to prepare for it. We aren't going to make a big issue out of it. The times that we've played in colder weather here I think we've played very well. They have to play in the same weather conditions we do. The most important thing is that we have a good three or four days of preparation here and go up there ready to play a sound, fundamental football game because that's what it's going to take with this football team."

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