(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Vince Wilfork's biggest challenge when he lines up against the Houston Texans' powerful offense could come before the ball is even snapped.
Will they pass or run?
The offensive line isn't likely to give much of an indication against New England on Monday night.
''They do a real good job up front of showing you the same look on run and pass,'' the Patriots defensive tackle said Thursday, ''so we're just going to have to rely on technique, good fundamentals.''
Then, once Matt Schaub hands the ball to Arian Foster or throws it to Andre Johnson, the hard work continues for the Patriots (9-3) against the Texans (11-1) in the matchup of teams with six-game winning streaks and designs on first-round playoff byes.
Foster leads the NFL with 15 touchdowns and the AFC with 1,102 yards rushing. Johnson is tied for fourth in the NFL with 1,114 yards receiving and is alone in fourth in the AFC with 74 catch...