FINAL: Texans 27, Patriots 20 – New England pushed to brink with loss to 2-7 Houston

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Patriots didn't do anything well in this game, and that led to a disheartening loss at Houston.

Couldn't run it well enough. Too many penalties. Certainly weren't efficient in the pass game. Deshaun Watson largely did whatever he wanted to do.

The Patriots (4-6) have to win out to have any shot at the postseason.


Game: Patriots (4-5) at Texans (2-7), 1 p.m.
Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston.
TV: CBS — Andrew Catalon (play-by-play), James Lofton (color), AJ Ross (sidelines).
Radio: 98.5-FM The SportsHub in Boston with Bob Socci (play-by-play) and Scott Zolak (color). Bedard will be on the postgame show approximately one hour after the game.
Online: Gamecenter | Texans notes | Patriots notes | Flipcard
Latest line: Patriots -2, 48.5 o/u
Weather forecast: Texans will have the roof open. 78 degrees, light winds out of NE.