Found January 10, 2013 on
New England Patriots
Houston Texans (13-4) at New England Patriots (12-4)
Game Day: Sunday 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
Line: Patriots -10
Series Record: New England leads 3-1 (1-0 this season)
Just one brief month ago, the Houston Texans were widely considered the best team in the NFL. Sporting a dazzling 11-1 record and clad with snazzy new letterman jackets to combat the brutal 60 degree New England winter, the Texans were thoroughly humiliated on Monday Night Football, in what was then considered the biggest game in franchise history.
How things can change in one month.
That 42-14 pasting in Foxborough started a tailspin for the Texans that saw the team lose three of their final four contests and blow a chance to secure home field advantage. Failing to lock up that number one seed now results in Houston returning to the scene of the crime for a rematch with a much more playoff-hardened New England Patriots team and to contend with the adverse conditions of an outdoor game in the middle of January.
Too bad the...
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Las Vegas odds makers learned their lesson from the Patriots-Texans matchup earlier in the season.
When New England and Houston matched up in Foxboro in Week 14, the Patriots were just 5.5-point favorites before beating the Texans 42-14. This week, the Patriots are 9.5-point favorites over Houston, but is that enough?
Since New England embarrassed the Texans on Dec. 9, the Patriots...
This weekend’s playoff matchup features a re-match of the December 10th Patriots blowout of the Texans. It was a game we all remember but one we wish to forget. The biggest key to this game is did the Texans, including the coaches, learn anything from the December 10th matchup? For example, will Wade Phillips change his high risk, high reward man to man coverage scheme and...
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After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the opening round of the 2013 NFL Playoffs, the Houston Texans travel to New England to play the Patriots. When the Texans played New England in Week 14, wide receiver Andre Johnson said that the game was “the biggest game in the history of this franchise” but what does [...]
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