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Amazingly, Texans asked if this week is a trap game

Bill O'Brien

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien, left, question a call during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)


There might not be a bigger surprise among the seven undefeated teams in the NFL than the Texans.

So while they’re happy about their start, they’re certainly new enough to success that they’re not in a position to overlook anyone.

That’s why it was sort of funny when rookie coach Bill O’Brien was asked about the possibility of a trap game this week against the winless Giants.

A trap game for the Houston Texans? I certainly hope not,” O’Brien said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. I certainly hope that we don’t think about traps or backdoors or I don’t even know what.

“One thing that’s always stood out to me about this league is that every week is a challenge. … And so if you fall into any type of trap, thinking that, ‘OK, we beat the Oakland Raiders, so naturally we’re going to go out there and beat the New York Giants,’ I mean that’s crazy — that’s absolutely crazy.”

Of course, the Texans were 2-0 this time last year, and then wheeled off 14 straight losses. That’s how O’Brien ended up in that chair to begin with, so he knows better than to take anything for granted.