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Instead of enjoying a bye, Texans have short week to prepare for playoff game against Bengals

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    Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches from the sideline late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Colts won the game 28-16. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Texans' Justin Forsett (28) watches from the bench late in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis. The Colts won the game 28-16. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

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    Houston Texans' Arian Foster (23) celebrates with his teammates following a 13-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (The Associated Press)

The Houston Texans should have been spending this week enjoying a bye.

Instead, a late-season collapse where they lost three of their last four games has left them with a short week to fix many mistakes before hosting Cincinnati in a first-round playoff game Saturday.

Houston had two chances to secure a bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Consecutive losses to the Vikings and Colts to end the regular season kept the Texans from getting either.

Coach Gary Kubiak believes his team will turn things around this week. He says, "We didn't handle the end of the season the way we wanted to handle it, but that doesn't mean that we can't handle these playoffs the way we want to handle it. We understand how we have to play."

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