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New England Patriots
The NFL saved the best for this weekend as the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans on Monday night. There is a wealth of talent on both sides of the field and the outcome just might depend on which team is more calm and composed down the stretch. The Patriots have years and years of big-game experience on their side, while the Texans strive to someday reach those same heights.
AccuScore simulations heavily favor the Patriots at 61 percent with the average score 27-23. Houston will be looking for a seventh straight ATS win as the underdog in this match-up. The Patriots project to have a 48 percent chance of covering the -4 spread, but win nearly 35 percent of the time by 10 points or more. The total for the game is set at 50.5 points and has a 54.3 percent chance of going under.
New England is coming off a 23-16 win over Miami. Like the Texans, they have won six games in a row. While the Pats scored just 23 points last week, they were averaging 47.5 points per game over thei...
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When Deion Branch was released on Nov. 17 to make room for Greg Salas, the question wasn’t if he was going to return to the Patriots, but when. That question has been resolved.
The Patriots are set to re-sign Branch, according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. Branch played in seven games with New England this season, while starting three. He has nine receptions for...
The Patriots and Houston Texans face off on Monday Night in a PIVOTAL AFC showdown tonight.
The winner will surely improve their chances at the number one seed in the conference.
NO DOUBT this will be one of the BEST games of the year.
My prediction: Patriots 34 Texans 20
People in Houston are NOT going to be HAPPY about this prediction especially MEGA Texans fan, La-La.
Stevan Ridley has emerged as a top running back in his second pro season. He's not the only Patriots rusher Texans coach Gary Kubiak has to worry about.
The revived New England ground game, with Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden as backups, has brought balance to an offense that relied more heavily on quarterback Tom Brady in recent years.
Ridley, in his second pro season, is...
It's no secret that New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been criticized quite heavily in his first season with the team and I certainly can't exclude myself from that group of criticizers. There was much expected from the veteran wideout as Lloyd has been pretty solid for the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams over the past couple seasons and the Pats have...
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph is active for the Houston Texans after missing two games with a hamstring injury.
The Texans were without another starter, linebacker Brooks Reed, who missed his second straight game with a groin injury Monday night against the New England Patriots.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was inactive for the third game for the Patriots with a broken left forearm....
The New England Patriots might be missing a few receivers, but the running back group has increased today ahead of the Monday night game vs the Houston Texans.Patriots activated RB Brandon Bolden to the 53-man roster.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2012After a four game suspension, rookie RB Brandon Bolden is back for the Patriots. He joins up with Stevan Ridley...
“Over the past four games, the Patriots have converted 61% of their third-down tries, while no...
Although many may not have expected the New England Patriots to completely dismantle the Houston Texans last night on Monday Night Football, but if history is our guide, it should come as no
The New England Patriots are a machine, they have now won ten games in ten consecutive seasons, posted 12 consecutive winning seasons and once the seasons start to change from fall to winter...
Tom Brady talks about being the last standing of the old Pats, his new daughter, the Texans and more!
Donald Trump had the right idea in mind when he wished the New England Patriots good luck before the team’s “Monday Night Football” game against the Houston Texans, but he made one mistake. He called Bill Belichick “Bob” for some reason:
Good Luck to Bob Kraft, Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2012
I guess Trump...
And with that, there’s no hope of an NFL prime time being watchable for the rest of the regular season. Sorry, folks. We’ll still live blog ‘em, but they ain’t gonna be fun.
Speaking of prime time, both of Houston’s losses have come in the national spotlight against top-tier quarterbacks. Does that mean that the Texans are guilty of clownfraudishness? I’m sure the talking...
The Texans have a lot of weapons but JJ Watt is the biggest and baddest of them all.
Houston Texans (11-1) @ New England Patriots (9-3)
The Texans have the best team in the NFL right now, especially with the Falcons loss today. The Texans have an offense filled with weapons, and a defense that can harass quarterbacks and stop the run. The Patriots are less balanced, because...
Yes, I think if there’s one thing 2007 cemented in my head it’s that the season is about...
When asked about Donte' Stallworth's contribution to the New England Patriots' Monday night victory over the Houston Texans, coach Bill Belichick said that football is about “getting opportunities and taking advantage of them and making them count. "Sometimes you get just a couple and you have to make those count and he sure did.” Oh, how right he was. The Pats...