If you feel like the New England Patriots and Houston Texans have seen a lot of each other lately, you are right.

They play a regular season game last year, then met in the playoffs. Already this year they conducted two days of joint practices and played each other in week two of the preseason.

Today another game that counts.

And when the games count, the Patriots are 8-1 vs the Texans, including a 5-0 record at Foxboro.

On the injury front, Gronk and Danny Amendola said Saturday they are 'good to go'. RB Rex Burkhead has been ruled out.

NOTES: The Patriots added QB Taylor Heinicke to their practice squad. He played former UMaine player and coach Bobby Wilder at Old Dominion University and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings...Live coverage of the Patriots vs Texans game on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 10am this morning. Kickoff is 1pm.

Tale of the Tape, courtesy NE Patriots...

2017 REGULAR SEASON NEW ENGLAND HOUSTON
Record 1-1 1-1
Divisional Standings 2nd-T 1st-T
Total Yards Gained 926 469
Total Offense (Rank) 463.0 (1) 234.5 (31)
Rush Offense 121.5 (10) 130.5 (7)
Pass Offense 341.5 (1) 104.0 (32)
Points Per Game 31.5 (5) 10.0 (29)
Total Yards Allowed 966 575
Total Defense (Rank) 483.0 (31) 287.5 (6)
Rush Defense 133.0 (27) 118.5 (22)
Pass Defense 350.0 (31) 169.0 (6)
Points Allowed/Game 31.0 (29t) 19.0 (13t)
Possession Avg. 32:26 31:05
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 5/31 13/81
Sacks Made/Yards 4/24 3/11
Total Touchdowns Scored 7 2
Penalties Against/Yards 15/121 18/155
Punts/Avg. 9/39.2 14/46.9
Turnover Differential +1 (8t) -3 (27t)