HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Texans secured the AFC's best record before using their bye for a long break to rest and recharge. Now they chase their goal of reaching the Super Bowl.
The first task comes when they host Buffalo on Sunday.
The biggest concern for the Texans (6-1) out of the bye week is depth at running back with Ben Tate hampered by a hamstring injury. Coach Gary Kubiak hoped that the break would give Tate time to get healthy. Instead Tate missed practice Monday, and Kubiak says he's still "a few days away" from getting back on the field.
The Texans need Tate to help ease the load of Arian Foster, whose 168 rushing attempts lead the NFL.