Pats, Texans Sunday Night Showdown on 92.9 The Ticket [VIDEO]
The New England Patriots will try to snap their 2-game losing streak tonight when they play in Houston against the Texans in the Sunday night game.
Two key injuries could come into play in this game as the Patriots Rob Gronkowski returned to practice this week following his knee injury and did make the trip to Houston with the team. He is listed on the injury report as questionable which as defined by the league means a 50 50 chance he will not play. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt broke his hand in practice this week and said he will play. The question is how productive can he be with a cast or extra padding on the hand.
The Pats are 5-1 all-time against the Texans with the only loss coming on the final game of the regular season in 2007. New England had already clinched the division and rested many of their starters including Tom Brady. Starting at quarterback that day was Brian Hoyer who will be the starting quarterback today for the Texans. In addition to Hoyer several former Patriots are part of the Texans team including Vince Wilfork who played his first 11 seasons in a Pats uniform.
Former Patriots coaches on the Texans staff includes head coach Bill O'Brien, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, Offensive coordinator George Godsey and linebackers coach Mike Vrabel who was a member of 3 Patriots Super Bowl teams.
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