Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/12
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The AFC East-champion New England Patriots are 8-1 against AFC teams this year, and 4-1 at home. But according to Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, that doesn't faze his team in the least.Kubiak's division-leading squad has secured itself a playoff spot as well, and at 11-1 and unbeaten on the road, they don't seem to care where they play. “It’s a confidence thing,” Kubiak told reporters Monday. “I've been with young teams that they go on the road. Here comes the noise, all of a sudden boy you panic and you just don’t look like yourself. This group, it doesn't matter. They’ll go play anywhere.”The Texans have certainly proved that. In the six games the team has played on the road, the margin of victory has been an average of 10 points, including hard fought wins in both Chicago and Denver, the Broncos' only home loss this year.Sunday's game in Foxborough will certainly be a tough test, with the Pats putting up an average of 35 points a game at home.When it comes to closing out games...
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