Texans stay confident in Osweiler as they prepare for Colts

HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler's second poor road performance has some wondering if theHouston Texans are having buyer's remorse about their new quarterback.

But as the AFC South-leading Texans prepare to host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, they insist they're still confident their $72 million man is the one to lead the team.

"Brock is working very hard. He's very prepared," coach Bill O'Brien said. "I think all of us, including (him), we all have to do a better job."

Osweiler is in his first season in Houston after the Texans lured him away from Denver with that huge contract.

He failed to give specifics when asked about areas in which he's looking to improve this week.

"The most important thing is we need to be more consistent because we are a great football team," he said. "We have a great offense. We just consistently have to be that offense."

For that to happen Osweiler will have to get receivers DeAndre Hopkins and rookie Will Fuller involved early on Sunday. Houston's offense stalled in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Minnesota when Hopkins and Fuller had no receptions by halftime.

Both O'Brien and Osweiler have talked at length about the importance of getting Hopkins going after the Pro Bowler has been held to less than 60 yards receiving in four games this year after only having five such games all of last season.

He and Osweiler connected a few times in the second half last week, including on Houston's only touchdown.

"It starts with me breaking the huddle and basically just saying to myself: 'Is there a way for me to get Hop the ball on this play?' Because, like you saw last week, when you throw him the football, good things happen," Osweiler said. "We're well aware of that and that'll definitely be a focus."

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