Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: 'It's not time to panic'
Watt had seven total tackles, two sacks, three passes defended and a 45-yard touchdown off a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 33-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Watt said the team can win, but that Houston can’t afford to spot the opponent a 24-point first quarter lead.
"It is a tough loss; it is frustrating," Watt said, according to ESPN.com. "But I really don't think that it's -- it's definitely not time to panic. There is no doubt about that. It's not time to panic. The way this team fights, and the way that these guys battle, and the way we go out there and we give what we have.”
Watt has 26 total tackles, six passes defensed and his four sacks are tied for fifth in the NFL.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he has no idea how his team can avoid slow starts. Houston did not score in the first half on Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys before losing 20-17 in overtime.
"I don't know, seriously," O'Brien said. "We've got a week and a couple of days to figure things out. That's one of the things we've got to figure out."
Houston next plays on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Oct. 20.
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