After beating the Bengals 19-13 to open wildcard weekend for the second straight year, the Houston Texans (13-4) head into the divisional round as pretty heavy underdogs to the New England Patriots (12-4).
Though head coach Bill Belichick is inevitably sending a message that the 42-14 win in Week 14 means nothing now, Dan Shaughnessy has a different outlook in his column in the Boston Globe for Sunday evening’s upcoming battle between the No. 2 and No. 3 seed in the AFC.
“Could this get any easier? I mean, seriously? The planets are aligned and the tomato cans are in place,” Shaughnessy wrote. “The fraudulent Houston Texans are the only team standing between the New England Patriots and a trip to the AFC Championship game. All the Patriots have to do is beat the terrible Texans.”
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Shaughnessy’s column caught the attention of Texans running back Arian Foster, who decided to turn those words into bulletin board material as his new Twitter avatar.