Rob Gronkowski with a big catch, which leads to a big James Develin touchdown (GIF)

Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) spikes the football after a touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If you can believe it, the Houston Texans were holding a 10 point lead over the New England Patriots at half time. In the the third quarter, the Patriots cut into the lead with a touchdown on the opening drive of the half.

On the third play of the drive, Tom Brady hit tight end Rob Gronkowski with a deep pass. He was dragging a couple of defenders as they tried to bring him down. Finally they got him out of bounds at the Houston 13-yard line after what was a 50-yard gain.

A short pass to Shane Vereen got the ball to the one-yard line and then running back James Develin punched it in for the score to narrow the lead to three points. It took a lot of effort on Develin’s part to get the b all in the end zone, but he wouldn’t be denied. What an incredible power run.


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