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Bedard’s Breakdown II: Questioning the aggressive defensive playcalls on Houston’s 3rd-quarter TD drive

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We gave our major takeaway from the loss to the Texans — that Tom Brady was not to blame for the offensive shortcomings in Houston — but there are a few lingering questions on the defensive side of the ball, namely why the Patriots were so aggressive, and putting Jonathan Jones in a no-win situation, on the Texans' drive after the failed fourth down to Mohamed Sanu.

Let's tackle that and then get into the unit grades against the Texans.

Why were the Patriots so aggressive?