BSJ Game Report: Texans 28, Patriots 22 – New England completely outplayed, give up AFC top seed

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Everything you need to know from the Patriots’ loss to the Texans in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis:


Patriots get outplayed: There wasn't a huge difference between the two teams, whether you look at the stats at the end of the first half or the game, but the Patriots just couldn't make any plays on either side of the ball to change the game. The story of the game was the quarterback's lines at halftime. Tom Brady had a 28.8 rating, and Deshaun Watson had a 142.6 rating. And the Texans had enough playmakers to give the Patriots' defense enough trouble. The Texans converted all three of their red zone trips, and the Patriots didn't convert two of their three until the game was largely over.

Offense is officially in a crisis: It's been there for weeks and while we've been writing and talking about it, the shortcomings of this Patriots offense were officially