The Texans scored a mark triumph by knocking off the Patriots 28-22 on “Sunday Night Football.”
Driven by a solid cautious presentation and excellent play from quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Texans at last finished their losing streak against the supreme Super Bowl champions.
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Houston had been not able knock off the AFC powerhouse for as long as decade; it last vanquished Tom Brady and New England in Week 17 of the 2009 season. The Texans finished the eight-game dry spell (counting the end of the season games) in amazing style Sunday night, with four passing touchdowns (three by Watson, who got the other from DeAndre Hopkins on a wild play) against a Patriots protection that had permitted four passing touchdowns all season.
New England opened the scoring with a Kai Forbath field objective on its opening drive, however Houston rushed to reply. Watson logged a couple of touchdown tosses on back to back drives while the Houston guard disappointed Brady into a whirlwind of inadequacies and weights. Brady completed the primary half with 7-of-19 going for 82 yards and a capture attempt.
Brady settled in as the game advanced lastly invigorated a Patriots group that didn’t resemble the one-misfortune division pioneer that it was coming into the night. In any case, New England (10-2) was not able give a lot of show until Julian Edelman got a 20-yard touchdown go from Brady with 55 seconds staying to slice the Texans’ lead to six. The Patriots neglected to recoup the following onside kick, be that as it may.
The Texans (8-4) stay alone on the AFC South standings with the success, one game in front of the Titans, while the Ravens surpass the Patriots for the AFC’s No. 1 seed.
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Patriots versus Texans score
1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F
Patriots 3 0 6 13 22
Texans 7 7 7 7 28
Patriots versus Texans scoring plays
7:07 — Kai Forbath 23-yard field objective (Patriots 3-0)
0:38 — Duke Johnson 14-yard gathering from Deshaun Watson (Texans 7-3)
6:26 — Darren Fells 13-yard gathering from Deshaun Watson (Texans 14-3)
Second from last quarter
5:49 — Kenny Stills 35-yard gathering from Deshaun Watson (Texans 21-3)
0:17 — James White 12-yard gathering from Tom Brady (Texans 21-9)
9:58 — Deshaun Watson 6-yard gathering from DeAndre Hopkins (Texans 28-9)
3:49 — James White 11-yard gathering from Tom Brady (Texans 28-15)
0:55 — Julian Edelman 20-yard gathering from Tom Brady (Texans 28-22)
Nationalists versus Texans refreshes, features
Texans — 28
Nationalists — 22
11:35 p.m.: Forbath’s onside kick gets the perfect ricochet and is almost verified by Brandon Bolden however leaves limits. Houston will have ownership and will bow it out.
11:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. Brady slings it to Edelman for a 20-yard touchdown get with 50 seconds to play. Texans 28, Patriots 22.
11:26 p.m.: Texans run twice and afterward hurl a snappy screen to Hopkins and will confront a fourth down from the 43. Loyalists utilize their last break with 2:44 to go.
11:23 p.m.: The Patriots onside kick is recouped by the Texans at the contradicting 42 with 3:41 remaining.
11:20 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. Brady climbs in the pocket and slings it to White for a 11-yard touchdown, topping a 13-play drive. Two-point endeavor is fragmented and nothing worth mentioning. Texans 28, Patriots 15.
11:15 p.m.: Brady finishes it to Dorsett for a first down on fourth-and-6 to the Texans 11. Houston will challenge the spot of the ball.
11:07 p.m.: New England is up to midfield after Houston is called for pass obstruction.
10:57 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXANS. Houston runs a cycle of the triple choice which brings about Hopkins pitching to Watson who thrusts to the arch for the 6-yard touchdown. Texans 28, Patriots 9.
10:53 p.m.: DeAndre Hopkins makes the catch and is brought down at the New England 43 for the first down. Texans moving once more.
End of second from last quarter: Texans 21, Patriots 9
10:43 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, PATRIOTS. On third-and-10, Brady hits White in the level and he runs into the end zone for a simple score. Extra-point endeavor after a deferral of game is nothing worth mentioning. Texans 21, Patriots 9.
10:39 p.m.: Patriots are hampered for a first-and-30 however Edelman is left all the way open for a 44-yard gain. Simply outside the red zone now.
10:35 p.m.: Patriots convert a third-and-17 with a 23-yard gain from Ben Watson. New England at midfield.
10:28 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXANS. On the following play, Watson stays understanding in the pocket and tosses a dime to Stills at last zone for the score. Texans 21, Patriots 3.
10:24 p.m.: Watson tosses it on focus to Will Fuller for a 35-yard touchdown however after survey it is called fragmented. Fuller couldn’t keep up ownership all through the procedure of the catch.
10:22 p.m.: Kenny Stills makes a decent catch to get the Texans into restricting domain at the 35.
10:18 p.m.: Patriots run a play-activity pass on fourth-and-short and the pass is dropped by Mohamed Sanu. Turnover on downs as the New England offense keeps on lurching.
10:15 p.m.: After a third-down transformation, James White rips off a 32-yard hurry to get to midfield.
10:09 p.m.: Johnson is halted barely shy of the first down on a third-and-19 screen pass, driving the punt back to Brady and the Patriots.
10:03 p.m.: Roby comes terminating through the line on third down and Brady needs to dodge away from the hit. Ball back to the Texans.
10:01 p.m.: Brady’s pass on second down is block attempt again by Bradley Roby however is gotten back to by a cautious holding by Roby. Loyalists are presently at the 30.
10 p.m.: Patriots will kick the subsequent half off after the touchback.
Halftime: Texans 14, Patriots 3
- First downs: Patriots 10, Texans 8
- Third downs: Texans 3-6, Patriots 4-9
- Complete yards: Patriots 146, Texans 145
- Surging yards: Patriots 68, Texans 30
- Passing yards: Texans 115, Patriots 78
- Punishments: Patriots 1-10, Texans 4-52
Turnovers: Texans 0, Patriots 1
9:44 p.m.: New England arrives at the 39 however sets up to punt with 0:26 on the clock. Brady completes the half 7-of-19.
9:40 p.m.: Patriots are crosswise over midfield with a few fruitions with 48 seconds to go.
9:30 p.m.: Texans go three-and-out and the Patriots utilize their first break with 1:10 staying until halftime.
9:23 p.m.: Brady can’t shake free from the Texans pass surge and goes down at the Patriots 48. New England needs to punt subsequent to intersection midfield.
9:14 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXANS. Watson runs a play-phony and afterward dumps it off to Darren Fells for a simple 13-yard touchdown consummation. Texans 14, Patriots 3.
9:12 p.m.: Watson finishes it to Jordan Akins who breaks a handle and gets to the Patriots 36 for a 19-yard gain.
9:02 p.m.: The Patriots can’t get a lot of moving on their next drive and need to punt after five plays.
End of first quarter: Texans 7, Patriots 3
8:51 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TEXANS. Watson moves out of the pocket on third down and hits Duke Johnson underneath, who hurries into the end zone for an immaculate score. Texans 7, Patriots 3.
8:49 p.m.: Tom Brady’s third-down pass endeavor is bounced and took out by Bradley Roby and taken to the Patriots 6. An unsportsmanlike punishment costs the Texans 15 yards, however, after Roby removed his cap.
8:44 p.m.: Watson goes down on a sack by Kyle Van Noy to slaughter what resembled a promising drive. Texans will punt once more.
8:36 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, PATRIOTS. New Patriots kicker Kai Forbath hits a 23-yard field objective to wrap a 14-play drive. New England built up the sudden spike in demand for its first drive, giving it off multiple times to Sony Michel. Loyalists 3, Texans 0.
8:30 p.m.: Julian Edelman has a couple of first-down snatches to put the Patriots in Texans region at the Houston 42.
8:26 p.m.: Dont’a Hightower powers pressure on Watson on a third-down pass endeavor and the Texans rapidly go three-and-out on the game’s opening drive.
8:23 p.m.: The Patriots kick off and people are in progress from NRG Stadium. Deshaun Watson and the Texans offense will set up from their own 25.
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