Found January 07, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
  On Sunday, the Patriots will take on the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round.  As we all know, the Patriots manhandled the Texans in week 14 by a score of 42-14 and seemed to be primed for another run deep into the postseason.  While the Pats are 9.5 point favorites at the moment, don’t expect this week to be another walk in the park. The Texans are coming off of an impressive showing against the Cincinnati Bengals in which they rushed for 158 yards and threw for another 262 against the league’s sixth ranked defense.  This should be particularly alarming to Patriots fans because the New England defense finished the regular season ranked 25th.  In their week 14 matchup, the Patriots surrendered only 323 total yards to the Houston offense in arguably their best game of the regular season, and you have to wonder if they will be able to put together a similar performance. This isn’t the first time the Patriots will play a playoff game against a team they crushed in December, an...
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