"We're excited to be back," Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters after the team's roughly 260-mile, 4 1/2-hour trek by bus Wednesday. "Football is important, and no doubt about it, we're going to get back to it soon, but right now family is the priority."
O'Brien added that players are anxious to help the community rebuild and that it was tough for players, coaches and team staff to be away from their friends and family who were in Houston during the storm.
"We can't wait to play in front of this crowd," O'Brien said. We know it's going to be so loud the roof might come off."
The Texans have been away from home since last weekend when they traveled to New Orleans for their Week 3 preseason game against the Saints. Hurricane Harvey made it impossible for the team to safely travel home, and the team took advantage of an invitation by the Cowboys to practice at The Star in Frisco, Texas.