We had a thrilling game in the NFC earlier today and the Patriots-Texans game has a lot to live up to. But beyond the fact that this game is following one of the better games of the weekend, there is some serious history between these two teams going at it today.
Earlier this year — in fact around a month ago — the Patriots helped start the Texans on a slide that would eventually knock them out of the No. 1 seed in the AFC and out of a first round bye. New England ended up getting the bye over the Texans and Houston had to fight for their playoff lives last week against the Bengals.
But in that game back in December, the Patriots didn’t just beat the Texans, they blew them out in embarrassing fashion. That’s not something the Houston Texans have forgot about, but it’s also something the Patriots are using as a confidence booster, a reminder that this team is more than just beatable.
Before we hit kickoff of the final game of the NFL Divisional Playoff weekend, here’s a quick look at this afternoon’s inactive for the Patriots-Texans:
|Houston Texans at New England Patriots|
|NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS|