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New England Patriots
The highly anticipated Patriots and Texans showdown never materialized on MNF, ultimately done in by Tom Brady.
The Patriots quarterback dropped the showdown to its knees early.
It was done by the middle of the third quarter, finished by Brady's fourth touchdown pass in what ultimately ended up being a 42-14 buttkicking of Houston rather than a showdown. He now has 29 this season and almost 4,000 yards and 10 Ws.
This would be The NFL MVP except for two things:
1. Peyton Manning returned from what many in the NFL believed to be career-ending neck surgery. Included in this doubt were his Colts who released him this offseason. He returned to be really, really good, Manning-level good and lead the Broncos to the playoffs. As a result, many have his name already penciled in as MVP.
2. We are talking about Brady and, for whatever reason, we tend to overlook consistent greatness when figuring year-end awards.
This is not to say Peyton is a guarantee. Vikings running back Adrian ...
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Tom Brady celebrates after running for a first down during the third quarter of Monday’s Texans-Patriots game. Brady threw four touchdown passes as New England won in a route, 42-14. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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New England Patriots fans everywhere, today is a much important day. For the last time until December 12th in the year 2112, it is the magnificent holiday known as Tom Brady day.
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After remarks that this game might have been the biggest in the franchise of the team. After Texans players saying all week they understood what the game meant in terms of how things could shape up come playoff time. Even after hearing the Patriots talk about how they were preparing all week, the Houston Texans could not find a way to get it done on Monday night against a high powered...
The New England Patriots have been the biggest contrast in the NFL for the 2012 season. While boasting the most prolific offense in the league, they also boast one of the worst defenses as well.We know that Tom Brady gives this team the best chance to win of any quarterback currently playing the game. That shows in a league leading 425.7 yards per game along with 472 total points...
The Patriots insist that their rout of the Texans was not a ''statement'' game to show they could excel against the team with the NFL's best record.
They made one - loud and clear - nevertheless.
Tom Brady and company let the dwindling group of doubters know that they can dominate even their best opponents and are still improving as they head toward the playoffs...
Adrian Peterson has Eric Dickerson on his radar screen after another beastly effort on Sunday afternoon, this one against the Chicago Bears.
The Minnesota Vikings running back is doing all he can to make us question everything we thought we know about modern medicine, as he continues to chase down Dickerson’s single-season rushing record, just a year removed from major knee surgery...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leads all NFL All-Stars in balloting for the 2013 Pro Bowl with 823,372 votes, NFL.com announced today.
2013 Pro Bowl voting ends Monday, December 17.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ranks second overall with 746,710 votes, while Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (699,866 votes), Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson...
The best record in the AFC will mean little to the Houston Texans if they can't beat the defending conference champions.
The Texans lost for just the second time this season on Monday night when the New England Patriots coasted to a 42-14 win in a matchup of the two top teams in the AFC. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns as the Patriots (10-3) opened a 28-0 lead and ended...
Tom Brady may not have had much sleep on Sunday night — since he and wife Gisele Bundchen welcomed baby daughter Vivian Lake to the family on...
The New England Patriots have placed wide receiver Donte' Stallworth on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
The move on Tuesday ended his season after just one game, a 42-14 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night in which he scored on his only reception, a 63-yarder from Tom Brady. The Patriots, who had released Stallworth following training camp, re-signed him on Dec...
(Cross posted from CelticsLife.com with a few edits of the promotional stuff, courtesy CelticsLife writer Mike Dyer)With the entire region still flying high after the Patriots evisceration of the Texans on Monday night football, it's no surprise that the Pats became a big time talking point at Celtics practice today. First, we found out that not only was Doc Rivers on the sideline...
You can sense that things are shifting atop the power grid of NFL teams, with the familiar juggernauts like the Patriots and Packers and 49ers picking up steam, while early heavy hitters like Houston and Atlanta begin to slip up.
1. San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1, 3rd last week): If not for the Rams this wouldn't be a debate.
2. New England Patriots (10-3, 4th last week): Tom...