Houston's blowout loss at New England exposed a variety of flaws, leaving the Texans with plenty to work on before they host Indianapolis on Sunday in a suddenly critical AFC South game.
With a win, the Texans (11-2) can clinch their second straight division title.
''We've got issues,'' coach Gary Kubiak said Tuesday, a day after the 42-14 drubbing by the Patriots. ''We've got to stop people better, we've got to move the ball better, and we've got to get rid of penalties on special teams ... we've got to play better than we've played.''
Cracks in Houston's once dominant defense have surfaced in the last month. The Texans defense looked good last week in handling the struggling Titans in a 24-10 win. But Houston has given up a combined 1,402 yards and 110 points in its three other games this month, which also included overtime wins against the Jaguars and Lions.
They expected to get a boost Monday with the return of top cornerback Johnathan Joseph , who returned after missing two...