The Texans would get a turnover of their own as Whitney Merciuls forced a fumble on a sack of Tom Brady which Jadeveon Clowney picked out of the air and returned for a touchdown and another changing of leads in Foxboro. When the Patriots start losing divisional games on a consistent basis, it's time to be concerned. Brady threw his fourth touchdown of the day to Brandin Cooks.
Despite five touchdown passes by Tom Brady, the Texans almost pulled off an upset against Bill Belichick and the Patriots in a scoring shootout. The Patriots have a pair of options they like in LaAdrian Waddle and Cam Fleming, though both players had their share of difficulty with Texans pass-rushers in joint practices last month at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Coming into Week three Cooks hadn't yet found pay dirt but he did have three catches for 88 yards in Week one and in Week two he contributed two receptions for 37 yards. However, one never knows when it comes to injuries and the Patriots, who guard injuries like National Hockey League teams. Brady will be great again and the defense will play well against Watson.
The Patriots would then connect on a two-point conversion to take a 36-33 lead.
On the following drive, Watson connected with Ryan Griffin on a 12-yard touchdown pass. Griffin also made a 35-yard catch on 2nd-and-22 to extend the 10-play, 70-yard drive that lasted 5:33.More news: Real Madrid get much-needed win, Atletico beat Sevilla to go second
Before the late heroics, Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson used his right arm and his legs to put his team in position to give the Patriots (2-1) back-to-back home losses for the first time in nine years.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady followed that up by commenting underneath, basically co-signing what Aaron said.
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Update: both Gronkowski and Hogan are expected to play barring any last-minute setbacks.