The Patriots will play the Houston Texans this coming Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Because of the outcome of the previous meeting between the two clubs, there appear to be two camps on this one. Either the game will be a repeat of the first one, though perhaps not quite as decisive for the Patriots, or we will see a repeat of the 2010 season when the Patriots walloped the Jets late in the season, only to then face them again in the divisional round and lose.
There will be no shortage of the latter storyline being brought up this week. Since the end of the Houston/Cincinnati game on Saturday, the ESPN Boston Patriots coverage has mentioned the 2010 Jets scenario no fewer than six times.
Rapid reaction: Patriots vs. Texans – Mike Reiss
All one has to do is revisit the 2010 season and how the Patriots pummeled the Jets 45-3 on Dec. 6 before losing to the Jets at home 28-21 in the divisional round on Jan. 16.
23 players still with Pats from Jets loss – Mike Reiss
One of the natural story...