Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
The Houston Texans aren’t used to playing in big games. So with a Monday night matchup with the Patriots in Foxboro looming, you could imagine the Texans are pretty jacked up for the primetime showdown. Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson is leading that charge, especially as someone who has been a part of the Houston franchise for a long time. The 10-year veteran says that he’s never played in a bigger game as a member of the club. “It’s big,” Johnson said, according to CSNHouston.com. “You know how big it is, biggest game in the history of this franchise. It’ll be a big test for us and we’ll be ready to go.” The Texans did play in the playoffs last season making that proclamation a little peculiar, but the Texans do come in as the owners of the AFC’s best record, looking to solidify themselves as the best team in the conference. To do that, though, they know they must go through the Patriots. “I think as long as we keep winning, every game is going to get bigger and bigger,” Johnson added. “When you’ve been somewhere you’ve never been before, everything gets bigger. It’ll be a big game for us. Everybody knows the significance of this game, so just get ready and we’ll be ready Monday night.” The Texans enter the Monday Night Football tilt with an 11-1 record, while the Patriots sit at 9-3.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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