With the final contest of the weekend being a rematch of the “Monday Night Massacre” from week 14, the third seeded Houston Texans will travel to New England to face the second seeded Patriots to get another crack at an opponent who completely manhandled them in every facet of the game just one month ago.
Houston Texans (3) @ New England Patriots (2)
Of all of the games this weekend, this one seems to be getting the least amount of attention, mostly because the conventional wisdom around the league is that this isn’t going to be a close contest. To say that is far from accurate might push it just a little bit. Going back to their Monday Night game in early December, that one was over in the first ten minutes. For Houston to have any shot in this ballgame, they have to play as close to perfect as they ever have.
It’s quite difficult to figure this Texans team out sometimes. For the first three quarters of the season, they looked every bit the Super Bowl contender. They were absolute...