The Texans were disappointed after the Monday night loss to the Raiders.
Collectively, they echoed the sentiment that they let a winnable game slip through their grasp.
But when they were asked by the Mexican press, as well as the American media, the Texans were in unison when they spoke about the experience of playing a game in Mexico City at Estadio Azteca.
"I thought the atmosphere was incredible," quarterback Brock Osweiler said. "From really the time we
landed in Mexico City, to the hotel. Obviously tonight here in the stadium it was electric. It was loud. It was a one-of-a-kind atmosphere."
Osweiler completed 26-of-39 passes for 243 yards in the 27-20 defeat. He found tight end Ryan Griffin three times for 32 yards. Griffin, who called the atmosphere "unbelievable", had a unique comparison for the crowd in Mexico City.
"It was something like a bowl game," Griffin said. "But almost on steroids. The fans were unbelievable. It was fun."
Head coach Bill O'Brien, who saw his team fall to 6-4 on the season, reflected on the experience.
"Besides the game, we had an excellent trip here," O'Brien said. "A great experience for our players. Unbelievable crowd. Just a really cool atmosphere for both teams. It was a great trip as far as that's concerned. Obviously the game didn't go the way we wanted it to go."
The Texans remain atop the AFC South, and will host the San Diego Chargers at NRG Stadium next Sunday at noon CT.
Texans fans showed up to watch their favorite team take on the Raiders in Mexico City.