The Houston Texans know this year has to be different. They can't just be 'one and done' in the playoffs this season. They will try to reverse recent history starting tomorrow at NRG Stadium.
That's when the Texans open up this year's NFL playoffs with a Wildcard game against the Buffalo Bills. The game is going to mark the return of J.J. Watt to the field. He's been out of action since having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle in October. Watt says that physically, he is ready to go.
"You got to go through tests mentally to make sure you can do the things you want to do. I feel very pleased with where it's at," Watt said.
Watt's comeback will help the pass rush against Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen. But Bill O'Brien says his offense is in for a tough test against a highly ranked Buffalo Bill defense.
"You gotta earn every yard you make. They are very disciplined. They are very good at what they do," O'Brien explained.
The good news is that the game is at home, and Watt is thrilled about that.
"The louder our crowd is the better it is for our home field advantage," Watt stated.
Both teams went 10-6 during the regular season. The Bills beat Buffalo in a regular season game last season by a 20-13 count. Kickoff tomorrow is at 3:35PM