Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 12/10/12
Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the New England Patriots matchup with the fellow AFC powerhouse Houston Texans.Nick's take:These two teams are living proof of the importance of turnovers. There's a reason why they're No. 1 and No. 2 in turnover differential in the AFC and the two best squads in the conference, Denver aside. The same goes for third down, where the Patriots rank first on offense and the Texans on defense. Winning those two categories will decide this game in favor of the Patriots.Prediction: Patriots 24, Texans 21Dan's take:It's tough to pick against a team that averages 36 points a game, but hey, someone has to. Houston has been unstoppable on the road. The Texans' defense has accumulated 36 sacks already and is posting near-record numbers on third down. This one may be a more defensive game on both sides of the field than expected, but only if Houston can hang with the league's most dangerous offense for ...
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