Patriots

Despite pounding, Tom Brady delivers one of his finest performances to beat Texans

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

FOXBOROUGH — The pounding wasn’t quite to the level that Tom Brady took in the 2015 AFC Championship Game loss to the Broncos but, then again, he didn’t throw the ball 61 times like he did that miserable Sunday afternoon in Denver.

Still, the guts Brady showed under extreme duress on Sunday against the Texans enabled the Patriots to avoid the unthinkable (an 0-2 start at Gillette) with an epic Brady performance in the 36-33 victory.

How much pressure was Brady under against the Texans? After watching the TV copy back of the game again: a lot. Consider: