Patriots: Fundamentally flawed defense almost cost the Patriots against the Texans

October 11, 2021

Photo courtesy of USA Today/Texans Wire In football definition terms, the Patriots won an ugly game today against the Texans. A game quite frankly that they should have lost. If it wasn’t for Texans coach David Culley losing his mind with clock management and poor special teams play, the Patriots would be 1-4. A big reason they could have lost would have been the play of their defense which was…

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Patriots: Get to know the Houston Texans

October 10, 2021

The Patriots visit Houston today to take on the Texans. It is another reunion game for them as old friends Nick Caserio and Danny Amendola are now employed by the Texans. Houston of course is without Deshaun Watson who is inactive due to off season legal troubles. Rookie Davis Millis has been the starter and he has struggled. After an opening week win against Jacksonville, the Texans have lost three…

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Patriots: Can a 1-3 team have a “trap” game?

October 10, 2021

Yes. Yes it can. In years past, this “get right” scenario for the Patriots would have been an absolute layup. We would all be fully confident in Bill Belichick’s ability to mess with a rookie quarterback and Tom Brady would shred this lackluster Houston defense and all would be right with the world come Monday morning. Those days simply don’t exist anymore and Sunday’s meeting with the lowly Texans is…

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Patriots: Patriots trade OT Marcus Cannon to the Texans

March 14, 2021

The reshuffling of the Patriots offensive line continued this week as the team traded long time right Marcus Cannon to the Houston Texans in a deal that involves a swap of mid to late round draft picks according to ESPN. The Patriots drafted the 6-6 335 Cannon out of TCU in the fifth round in the 2011 NFL Draft. Cannon played in 115 games for the team (69 starts, 11…

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Patriots: Patriots lose Nick Casario to the Texans

January 6, 2021

AP PHOTO Nick Caserio has agreed to a deal to become the new general manager of the Houston Texans. Caserio could have ended up in Houston two off-seasons ago but a stipulation in his contract prohibited him from taking the job. Now a free agent, Caserio interviewed for the job and got it. He will be joining former Patriots team chaplain and life coach Jack Easterby with the Texans. Easterby…

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Patriots: Houston We Have A Problem – Watson dominates, Pats fall to 4-6

November 22, 2020

AP/Eric Christian Smith Okay, so, forget what we said last week. Following an impressive performance against Baltimore, I wrote that any Bill Belichick coached team should never be counted out. Well, the Texans shut that down real quick. Deshaun Watson single-handily destroyed the Patriot defense (380 total yards) and the New England offense wasted a chance to force overtime on the last possession of the game, ultimately falling 27-20 in…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (4-5) at Houston Texans (2-7)

November 22, 2020

Line: Patriots by -2.5 Opening Kickoff: The Patriots and Texans will meet for the sixth straight season. The two teams played in Houston last season on Sunday Night Football with the Texans winning 28-22. The Patriots are 4-1 against the Texans in their last five regular season meetings. In 2016, the Patriots and Texans played twice. The Patriots won the regular season match up 27-0 and then beat Houston 34-16…

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Patriots: Scouting the Texans Offense and Defense

November 21, 2020

The Patriots will travel to Houston on Sunday to take on the 2-7 Texans. Houston is an organization in transition after head coach and defacto general manager Bill O’Brien was fired earlier this season. Former Patriots assistant coach Romeo Crennel took over for O’Brien on an interim basis. The Texans have played better under Crennel but they are still losing games. Schematically, when I look at the Texans, they run…

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Patriots Rewind: Texans 28 Patriots 22

December 5, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots got off to a slow start and fell behind early en route to a 28-22 loss to the Texans. The defense, which has been the backbone of this team all season long struggled to stop the Texans dynamic offense and the Patriots offense once again struggled to get any traction early on. Here are five thoughts on the loss. 1. Defense struggled: The Patriots defense struggled…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (10-1) at Houston Texans (7-4)

December 1, 2019

The Patriots and the flu bug both invade Houston for Sunday Night Football. The Patriots had 12 players listed as questionable on the injury report this week due to illness. New England already has limited depth so this flu bug that has hit the locker room comes at a bad time. The other story line of course is old friend Bill O’Brien coaches the Texans. The Patriots ties to Houston…

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