Last week. the Houston Texans bested Connor Cook. their third-choice rookie to advance to Divisional Round of playoffs, where they have to face New England Patriots on their home turf.
This is the second time that these two teams are facing off in the post-season. the Patriots having handily won the last meeting 41-28 at Gillette Stadium in 2014. As matter of fact. the Patriots have emerged victorious in all but a game against the Houston Texans. But who will win this Week 1 fixture? Read our detailed preview for more information about the time and which channel to catch the action.
In a year where the post-season was the most unlikely thing. Houston coach Bill O’Brien had to make some tough decisions which paid the fruits when the team made it to the playoffs. Brock Osweiler was brought in for a fortune. but had to be benched towards the end of the season, with Tom Savage being crafted in. however, a concussion meant Tom Savage couldn’t play any part, and so Brock reclaimed his spot in the starting lineup.
The Patriots starts as 16-pint favorites over the Texans, which makes them one of the 4 teams in the entire history to NFL to be favored by a minimum of 16 teams. This is certainly deserved as the last time the two sides met was during Week 3 when Patriots ran out 27-0 winners even without their star man. Brady. At the moment. New England are 4-0 against Houston Texans at home, and will be looking for a fifth consecutive win to get to the AFC Championships.
The Patriots vs Texans game start time is 8.15 pm ET, and the venue is the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The game will be live on CBS tv channel so mark this down on your calendar. It’s scheduled to be played on 09109 2018.