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J.J Watt and the Houston Texans are coming back to New England to take on the Patriots
With the Houston Texans 19-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Saturday afternoon’s Wild-Card Playoff match-up, the New England Patriots have their match-up set. Since the Houston Texans are the three seed in the AFC and the two teams playing tomorrow have lower seeds than the Texans, the Patriots are assured of playing the Texans in the second round.
In early December, these two teams played in what was billed as the biggest game in the history of the Houston Texans. They wore fancy letter-man jackets, pumped themselves up and came into Foxboro thinking they were going to establish themselves as the team to beat in the AFC. It didn’t happen. The Patriots were up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter and what was supposed to be the Houston Texans biggest game quickly became the New England Patriots signature win of the season. At no point did that game feel close.
More fun facts:
The Patriots didn’t have tight-end Rob Gronkowski in the first game. Instead, the two tight-ends were Aaron Hernandez and Michael Hommanawhatshisface. They will have Gronkowski next weekend.
The game is in Foxboro. The last meeting between the two teams was in Foxboro. The Patriots have only lost two playoff games at home in the Belichick/Brady era.
Tom Brady > Matt Schaub. Seriously, if you watched the game today it was shocking that Schaub was voted into the Pro-Bowl in the AFC. It was such a sloppy game by both teams that it was shocking to see them in a playoff game.
Then there is this:
BetOnline opens New England -9 for next week.Total of 48.
— Joe Fortenbaugh (@JoeFortenbaugh) January 6, 2013
So of course, take Houston in this game. Way too obvious.
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J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals during their AFC Wild Card Playoff Game at Reliant Stadium on January 5, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Do the Bengals or Texans have the stronger team?
Comparing wildcard teams by position.
AFC Wild Card Game - #6 Bengals at #3 Texans
QB - Matt Schaub over Andy Dalton - I really should be going with Dalton here but I'm going to stick with Schaub.
RB - Foster over BGE - This is obvious.
WR - Johnson over Green - This is probably the last year Johnson would...
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