Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NE 453
    • 385 HOU
  • Turnovers

    • NE 1
    • 1 HOU
  • Possession

    NE HOU
    26:14 33:46
  • 1st Downs

    • NE 28
    • 19 HOU

Game Information

NRG Stadium
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Houston, TX 77054
  • Line: NE -3.0
Attendance: 71,769
100%
Capacity: 71,054
Referees: Pete Morelli
12/2/2013 Associated Press

Pats rally, extend Texans' skid to 10 games

Tom Brady threw for 371 yards and two scores, and Stephen Gostkowski made two long field goals in the fourth quarter as New England Patriots rallied for a 34-31 win over Houston.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234T
Patriots70141334
Texans1077731
first QuarterNEHOU
TD
8:48
Ben Tate 8 Yard Run
5 plays, 52 yards, 2:04
06
XP
8:44
Randy Bullock Kick is Good
5 plays, 52 yards, 2:04
07
FG
4:14
Randy Bullock 43 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 6 yards, 1:32
010
TD
1:33
Rob Gronkowski 23 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
6 plays, 55 yards, 2:45
610
XP
1:25
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
6 plays, 55 yards, 2:45
710
second QuarterNEHOU
TD
1:52
Ben Tate 20 Yard Run
7 plays, 55 yards, 3:03
716
XP
1:47
Randy Bullock Kick is Good
7 plays, 55 yards, 3:03
717
third QuarterNEHOU
TD
12:49
James Develin 1 Yard Run
5 plays, 78 yards, 2:19
1317
XP
12:41
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
5 plays, 78 yards, 2:19
1417
TD
8:11
Shane Vereen 9 Yard Pass From Tom Brady
7 plays, 73 yards, 3:04
2017
XP
8:06
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
7 plays, 73 yards, 3:04
2117
TD
2:16
Case Keenum 5 Yard Run
10 plays, 81 yards, 5:55
2123
XP
2:11
Randy Bullock Kick is Good
10 plays, 81 yards, 5:55
2124
fourth QuarterNEHOU
TD
13:14
Legarrette Blount 7 Yard Run
9 plays, 81 yards, 4:02
2724
XP
13:09
Stephen Gostkowski Kick is Good
9 plays, 81 yards, 4:02
2824
TD
11:39
Ben Tate 10 Yard Run
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:34
2830
XP
11:35
Randy Bullock Kick is Good
3 plays, 80 yards, 1:34
2831
FG
7:21
Stephen Gostkowski 53 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 40 yards, 4:19
3131
FG
3:15
Stephen Gostkowski 53 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 18 yards, 3:32
3431

Research Notes

  • Last season, the Texans were 11-1 through Week 13, tied with the Falcons for the best record in the league, meaning the Texans held the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs through 12 games.This season, the Texans are 2-10 and are currently projected to have the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

  • The Texans lost their 3rd game this season after leading by double digits, all at home. In each game, the Texans' win probability was greater than 85% at halftime. According to Elias, the last team to lose more games at home when leading by double-digits in a season was the 1980 Buccaneers (4).

  • The Patriots have overcome a double-digit halftime deficit in 2 straight games thanks to Tom Brady. After the 2nd half in those games, or 4 quarters plus OT, Brady has completed 75 percent of his passes with over 500 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.

  • Tom Brady posted a Total QBR over 90 for the second time this season on Sunday, and has thrown more touchdown passes in his last four games than in his first eight games combined.

  • From Elias: The Patriots recorded their 1st win in team history against a team that entered the game on a 9+ game losing streak (includes streaks that span seasons). Entering today, the Patriots were 0-4 in those games.

  • Brady's interception was his first pick against at least five rushers since Week 14 of 2011. He had thrown 31 straight touchdowns between interceptions. It was also the fourth interception of the season targeting Rob Gronkowski, at least twice as many as Brady had thrown to any other target. Gronkowski missed the first six weeks of the season.Brady beat the Texans' blitz last year in both games he faced Houston. Brady was 25-of-38 for 356 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 14 and the Divisional Round Playoff combined when Houston sent at least five rushers.Brady's average throw against Houston's blitz was 15.0 yards downfield in the first half and 8.5 yards downfield in the second half.

  • The Texans' blitz gave Tom Brady problems in the first half. Houston held Brady to 2-of-7 passing for 22 yards, an interception and a sack sending at least five rushers before halftime. But Brady was 7-of-9 for 137 yards and a touchdown without a sack in the second half against the Texans' blitz, which Wade Phillips dialed up almost twice as often as in the first two quarters.

  • From Elias: The Patriots clinch their 13th straight winning seasons

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