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Texans talk about "What's next" in 2015

The 16-10 win over the Colts was huge.

But the Texans said they won't dwell on it for long.

"I told them I'd give them tonight to celebrate," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "But we have to move on. I think we have a fun flight home, but we've got to turn the page and get moving on to Tennessee."

A trip to Nashville and a matchup with the Titans next Sunday awaits the 7-7 Texans. They're atop the AFC South after the victory at Indianapolis, but they know they can't afford to falter.

"We want to close it out," left tackle Duane Brown said. "We don't want to void this win and make it for nothing. We were in first place and we want to hold on to it."

By winning out, the Texans will own the division crown at 9-7. For cornerback Johnathan Joseph, being able to control their playoff future is priceless.

"It's a great feeling," Joseph said. "Obviously, we were kind of in this same situation last year. We were hoping and counting on other people, and depending on other people, to be in the driver's seat. That's a great feeling. For us, it's not easy. But we just have to prepare and take it one game at a time."

O'Brien said the Texans won't have a typical "Victory Monday", in which the players aren't required to be at the team facilities. They'll do some work on Tennessee tomorrow morning, and practice again on Wednesday and Thursday. He didn't commit to it, but O'Brien said the players will likely have Christmas Day off on Friday.

The team's goal is simple, according to linebacker Brian Cushing.

"Just win," Cushing said. "Just win. Go ahead and work hard this week and take care of business."

Kickoff next Sunday is set for noon CT at LP Field in Nashville. 


The Texans faced the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 15.

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