Found December 07, 2012 on Football Nation:
There are times throughout the NFL season when we are faced with difficult decisions.For me, one of those times is now, as I make my three bold predictions for this Monday night's game between the Houston Texans (11-1) and the New England Patriots (9-3).Then again, if the decision wasn't difficult, it wouldn't be bold.Monday night's matchup is between two teams with very little familiarity of each other. The Patriots and Texans have met only three times previously and the Patriots are 2-1 in those games.The last time these two teams met was 2009, in Houston and the Texans won the game 34-27. Previous to 2009, the first time these teams met, the Patriots won 23-20 in overtime back in 2003 and the only game the Texans played in New England was in 2006; the Patriots won 40-7.That was then and this is now. A lot has changed about both of these teams since the last time they met, and we could be on the verge of a new rivalry, especially if these teams meet in the postseas...
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