Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/9/13

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Expect Houston Texan's defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to get creative with blitzes against Tom Brady on Sunday. Phillips is known for being an aggressive defensive mind who likes to get pressure on the opposition's quarterback. Logan Mankins knows more than anyone that the offensive line needs to stay sharp in order to protect Brady.“He’s an aggressive coach, he likes to blitz. They give you some different looks [and] they’re going to give different blitzes. One thing about his defenses, they always play hard. He always gets his guys to play with a lot of effort and that’s how Houston’s defense plays. Those guys are going 100 miles an hour out there."This week is eerily similar to the 2010 divisional game against the Jets. In week 14 of the 2010 season, the Patriots embarrassed the Jets 45-3 on Monday Night Football. The Patriots demolished the Texans 42-14 in week 14 of this season on Monday Night Football. Hmm...sounds similar. Of course you know how it ended for the Patriots...
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