Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots running back LeGarrete Blount (29) runs with the ball against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots at Texas final score 34-31: Houston loses tenth straight game


When Week 13 kicked off, there didn’t look like a bigger mismatch in the NFL than that of the New England Patriots – Houston Texans game.

The Texans of course came into the season with Super Bowl dreams, but after sub-par play and a roster destroyed by injury, they’ve become quite possibly the biggest disappointment in the league.

Given that, they had no chance against the vaulted Patriots right? Not so fast.

Houston came out with their guns blazing, scoring the first ten points of the game. New England wouldn’t be held scoreless for long though as they quickly countered with a touchdown of their own, eating into the Texans lead.

Not long after, Houston found the end zone again thanks to a Ben Tate rush, giving the Texas a shocking 17-7 lead which they took into halftime.

Unfortunately for the Texans though, they couldn’t hold off the powerful Patriots offense as New England unleashed a furry of points come the second half. Two relatively quick touchdown’s in the third quarter erased Houston’s ten point lead, a lead which they would regain momentarily in the third and fourth quarters but the Patriots had an answer for every Houston attempt en route to New England’s win.

The victory pushed the Patriots to 9-3 while the Texans fall to 2-10, their tenth straight defeat.

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