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7 Things the Patriots need to do to beat the Texans

7 Things the Patriots need to do to beat the Texans

patriotsgab.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 6, 2012
QB Tom Brady Beating the Houston Texans is hard enough, and even harder when you are missing offensive weapons. The Patriots will be short handed going into this matchup vs the Texans. WR Edelman broke his foot, and is done for the season, but the bigge…
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  • Patriots using racquetball paddles to prepare themselves for th…

    Patriots using racquetball paddles to prepare themselves for the J.J. Watt Swat

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    It's common practice for quarterback coaches to use brooms in practice to simulate defensive pressure for their quarterbacks on non-contact days, but as the New England Patriots prepare for their "Monday Night Football" tussle with the Houston…
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  • Key matchup: Aqib Talib vs. Andre Johnson

    Key matchup: Aqib Talib vs. Andre Johnson

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    There are plenty of great matchups to watch when the Houston Texans (11-1) travel to play the New England Patriots (9-3) on "Monday Night Football." But one to really keep an eye on will be the battle between newly acquired Patriots cornerback…
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  • Brady Quinn’s Post Game Conference a Must Watch

    Brady Quinn’s Post Game Conference a Must Watch

    patriotsgab.com Dec 6, 2012
    QB Brady Quinn First off here at Patriot’s Gab we want to congratulate the Chiefs on a well deserve win. Brady Quinn in a span of 30 seconds gives a very important, and powerful message following the Chiefs victory Sunday.
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  • Flashbacks of Henne vs. Sanchez debate

    Flashbacks of Henne vs. Sanchez debate

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Remember when there was intense debate in the AFC East blog about which quarterback was better: Chad Henne or Mark Sanchez? Miami Dolphins and New York Jets fans couldn't get enough of these young gunslingers. They were expected to develop and eventuall…
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  • Patriots breaking out the sporting goods to prepare for Watt

    Patriots breaking out the sporting goods to prepare for Watt

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    For years, basketball coaches have prepared their teams for shot-blockers by giving practice players tennis rackets. The Patriots are only facing J.J. Watt and the Texans this week, not Dikembe Mutombo, so they’re using racquetball racquets. “I know c
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  • View From Boston on Sanchez: Thanks, Rex

    View From Boston on Sanchez: Thanks, Rex

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Some Jets fans may not agree with the decision to start Mark Sanchez, but the feeling is more supportive among Patriots fans.
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  • Weighing the Gravity of the So-Called Playoff Preview

    Weighing the Gravity of the So-Called Playoff Preview

    grantland.com Dec 6, 2012
    Monday night's Patriots-Texans game is exciting for a number of reasons. You can spin it as a possible matchup between the league's best offense and i...
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  • Video - NFL32OT Monday Night Football Preview 03:08

    NFL32OT Monday Night Football Preview

    Dec 6
    The NFL32 crew discuss the Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots.
  • Video - How Are The Patriots Preparing For The Texans? 02:00

    How Are The Patriots Preparing For The Texans?

    Dec 6
    NFL Live looks at the Patriots are preparing for the Texans.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-Patriots 01:20

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Texans-Patriots

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Houston at New England
  • Video - Texans and Patriots preparing for shootout 03:19

    Texans and Patriots preparing for shootout

    Dec 6
    Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain joins "Around the League" to discuss the big Monday night matchup between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots and what could be a shootout in Massachusetts.

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