Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • HOU 323
    • 419 NE
  • Turnovers

    • HOU 1
    • 1 NE
  • Possession

    HOU NE
    30:49 29:11
  • 1st Downs

    • HOU 19
    • 27 NE

Game Information

Gillette Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN
  • Foxboro, MA 02035
  • Line: NE -4.0
Attendance: 68,756
100%
Capacity: 68,756
Referees: Terry McAulay

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Texans007714
Patriots14771442
first QuarterHOUNE
TD
9:31
Aaron Hernandez 7 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
7 plays, 59 yards, 3:12
07
XP
9:27
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
7 plays, 59 yards, 3:12
07
TD
2:55
Brandon Lloyd 37 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
6 plays, 82 yards, 2:41
013
XP
2:49
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
6 plays, 82 yards, 2:41
014
second QuarterHOUNE
TD
11:04
Aaron Hernandez 4 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
8 plays, 70 yards, 3:59
020
XP
11:01
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
8 plays, 70 yards, 3:59
021
third QuarterHOUNE
TD
10:00
Donte Stallworth 63 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
5 plays, 74 yards, 1:05
027
XP
9:49
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
5 plays, 74 yards, 1:05
028
TD
6:15
Arian Foster 1 Yard Run
7 plays, 88 yards, 3:37
628
XP
6:12
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
7 plays, 88 yards, 3:37
728
fourth QuarterHOUNE
TD
14:26
Brandon Lloyd Fumble Recovery
9 plays, 45 yards, 4:13
734
XP
14:15
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
9 plays, 45 yards, 4:13
735
TD
7:28
Stevan Ridley 14 Yard Run
10 plays, 68 yards, 4:24
741
XP
7:23
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
10 plays, 68 yards, 4:24
742
TD
2:04
T.J. Yates 1 Yard Run
6 plays, 25 yards, 1:01
1342
XP
2:00
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
6 plays, 25 yards, 1:01
1442

Research Notes

  • From Elias: Of the 46 teams that have won the Super Bowl, not a single one lost a game by at least 28 points in December or later.In fact, only 4 Super Bowl winners lost a game by 28 points all season (2003 NE, 1994 SF, 1979 PIT, 1976 OAK).

  • NEXT LEVEL: J.J. Watt did not have at least one batted pass, sack or tackle for loss for the first time this season.

  • The Patriots defense forced nine negative plays (two sacks, seven tackles for loss) Monday, their most in a game since Week 8 of 2011. Entering Monday, the Texans offense had committed only 5.4 negative plays per game.

  • Aaron Hernandez caught both of his touchdowns on throws traveling 10 yards or fewer downfield and had 20 of his 21 yards after the catch on such throws. In his three-year career, 14 of Hernandez's 17 touchdowns have been on throws 10 yards or fewer downfield.

  • Tom Brady was 2-3 for 100 yards and two touchdowns on passes traveling more than 30 yards downfield. It was the first time in the QBR era (since 2008) that he had two touchdowns in a game on such throws. Entering the game, Brady had completed 25.0 percent of his passes longer than 30 yards, tied for 20th-best among qualified quarterbacks.

  • The Texans sent five or more pass rushers on 54.1 percent of Tom Brady's dropbacks (20 of 37) Monday. Entering the game, the Texans had sent added pressure on 43.9 percent of dropbacks and allowed a Total QBR of 22.1, each of which were first in the league.

  • Tom Brady threw for 121 yards and three touchdowns against five or more pass rushers in the first half en route to a 21-0 lead. Brady has now thrown a league-leading 18 touchdowns without an interception against added pressure this season. Matt Schaub was not as effective against five or more rushers Monday, as he threw an interception and fumbled on a sack.-The Patriots' win probability at the half was 98.0 percent, according to ESPN Stats & Information's win probability model.

  • From Elias:

  • (these notes assume a win Monday night vs Texans)With the win, the Patriots have now tied the 1968-72 Cowboys for the 2nd-longest December win streak in NFL history. Since 2010, the Patriots are 21-0 in games played in the 2nd half of the regular season. Since 2007, the Patriots are 20-1 in the final 4 games of the regular season (only loss was 2009 Week 17 to Texans).

  • The Patriots lead the Texans 21-0 at halftime...The Patriots are 43-0 all-time with a lead of at least 21 points at halftime.The Texans are 0-9 all-time when facing a deficit of at least 21 at the half.

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