“There’s no pressure on him,” Kubiak said. One day after the Texans defeated Buffalo 21-9 to improve their record to 7-1, coach Gary Kubiak still was not happy with a second consecutive slow start by the offense and too many first-half penalties. A midseason player survey by The Sporting News has Gary Kubiak and Mike Smith tied for the most underrated coach in the NFL. On the injury front, Kubiak said he had no idea about the status of running back Ben Tate, who’s nursing a pulled hamstring. See the best photos from the Texans’ 21-9 victory over the Bills. When the team returns to practice Wednesday, they’ll have back inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton, who has three weeks to practice, if necessary, before they make a decision to put him on the roster or injured reserve.