Patriots dominate Texans 42-14
The New England Patriots crushed the Houston Texans 42-14 on Monday night in a matchup between the two best teams in the AFC.
Quarterback Tom Brady led a potent New England offense which scored on its first three possessions and helped the Patriots score the game’s first 28 points. Brady finished the day with 296 passing yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions on 21-for-35 passing.
New England also ran the ball effectively, gaining 130 yards total on 33 carries.
Houston, meanwhile, struggled all night, with quarterback Matt Schaub throwing for no touchdowns and an interception, as the Texans offense was unable to score until halfway through the third quarter. The Patriots, most notably, shut down Houston’s vaunted rushing attack, allowing star running back Arian Foster to gain only 46 yards on 15 carries.
Following the game, Patriots safety Devin McCourty told the Boston Herald, “We’re a complete team. No matter who we play, we’re going to come ready to go. We’re going to prepare and be ready to go.”
The win marked New England’s 20th straight at home in December, according to the Providence Journal.
Next week, the Patriots play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, with Houston looking to bounce back against the Indianapolis Colts.