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...

Divisional Standings2nd-T1st-T
Total Yards Gained926469
Total Offense (Rank)463.0 (1)234.5 (31)
Rush Offense121.5 (10)130.5 (7)
Pass Offense341.5 (1)104.0 (32)
Points Per Game31.5 (5)10.0 (29)
Total Yards Allowed966575
Total Defense (Rank)483.0 (31)287.5 (6)
Rush Defense133.0 (27)118.5 (22)
Pass Defense350.0 (31)169.0 (6)
Points Allowed/Game31.0 (29t)19.0 (13t)
Possession Avg.32:2631:05
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost5/3113/81
Sacks Made/Yards4/243/11
Total Touchdowns Scored72
Penalties Against/Yards15/12118/155
Turnover Differential+1 (8t)-3 (27t)



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