Patriots and Texans trade scores in fourth quarter (GIFs)


Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) celebrates with injured running back Arian Foster in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots and the Houston Texans are having themselves a battle down in the Lone Star State, and the struggling Texans just refuse to give up.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots looked as if they were beginning to put this Houston team away when LeGarrette Blount ran one in from seven yards out, to give the Pats a 28-24 lead:

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But, with all of the criticisms this year and all they’ve had to deal with, this Houston squad will not quit, and they showed that just a couple minutes later when Case Keenum found rookie De’Andre Hopkins for this 66-yard gain:

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That catch there would then set up the Texans’ go-ahead score, as Ben Tate ran one in from 10-yards out to give Houston the 31-28 lead at the time:

That lead was short-lived for the Texans, unfortunately, as the Pats answered right back with a field goal to even the score up at 31 apiece. There’s currently about three minutes left in the fourth, so there may be some extra football in Houston this Sunday.

 

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