NFL 2017 - New England Patriots vs Houston Texans

The Lowdown

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • The Patriots got their season back on track following their shock loss to the Chiefs on the opening day to beat the Saints last week 36-20.
  • Tom Brady bounced back with three first quarter touchdown throws and threw for 447 as he showed signs of returning to his best form.
  • Injuries continue to mount for the Patriots however with Gronkowski picking up a knock last week but they will hope it is nothing serious.

HOUSTON TEXANS

  • The Texans managed to overcome a poor opening week loss against the Jaguars to rebound and edge out the Bengals 13-9 ten days ago.
  • There are plenty of ties between these teams with O'Brien being a Belichick protégé, and both teams training together in pre-season.
  • Rookie QB Watson will start again but he will have to raise his game further against a Patriots defense known to give rookies a tough time.

Analysis - what to expect
The Patriots bounced back in emphatic fashion against the Saints and now they face a Texans team that has a strong defense, but are struggling at the QB position. The Patriots have a great record against the Texans and will be confident of beating them comfortably on their turf.