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D's Sports Nuts:
New England Patriots
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 of their inconsistent defense, but they do not lack talent on either side of the ball. If these two teams ended up in the AFC Championship, I don't think anyone would be upset with the level of play.
Things to Watch this week:
JJ Watt as a disruptive force
Watt, above, has been an absolute beast coming off the edge, up the middle, and batting down passes that he has to be a guy that Tom Brady and the lineman find on every play. This is what Bill Belichick had to say about him:
“He’s the most disruptive player in the league, certainly that we’ve seen,” Belichick. “He’s really good at everything. H...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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.
The Houston Texans will be showing up in style to their Monday Night Football match-up against the New England Patriots courtesy of some brand new gear which showed up in the player’s lockers on Friday. Nose tackle Shaun Cody was the mastermind behind the Letterman jacket idea and it was executed quite well by the Texans director of equipment services Jay Brunetti. The entire team...
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....
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...
“Led by captain Vince Wilfork along the defensive line, who had a J.J. Watt-type of game with...
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...
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...
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...
“Over the past four games, the Patriots have converted 61% of their third-down tries, while no...
Tom Brady talks about being the last standing of the old Pats, his new daughter, the Texans and more!
It's hard not to be excited at the moment. The New England Patriots are on a seven game win streak, after pummeling the previously 11-1 Houston Texans 42-14. But the dust has settled. The Patriots are seen as powerful again. People are scared of the Patriots.But let me channel my inner Bill Belichick here. We did a lot of good things out there. But let's not get ahead...
The New England Patriots' offense went off on the Houston Texans Monday night, but their defense was impressive, as well. The Patriots held the Texans' usually high-powered offense to a 4-for-16 conversion rate on third and fourth downs and kept it completely out of the end zone until the game was well out of hand. New England's defense also recorded eight quarterback...
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...
Yes, I think if there’s one thing 2007 cemented in my head it’s that the season is about...