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Even Danny Woodhead's Butterfingers Can't Stop New England From…

Even Danny Woodhead's Butterfingers Can't Stop New England From Scoring: Patriots-Texans In Four GIFs

deadspin.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
New England 42, Houston 14: Tom Brady had four touchdowns and 296 yards. Matt Schaub? He also participated in the game. New England running backs accounted for 127 yards rushing and another touchdown. Houston running backs had 99 yards and one touchdown…
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  • Brady, Patriots rip AFC-leading Texans

    Brady, Patriots rip AFC-leading Texans

    A matchup of AFC powers turned into a blowout. Tom Brady threw for four scores and the Patriots claimed their seventh straight win with a big 42-14 victory over Houston in Foxboro.
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  • Patriots take control early vs. Texans

    Patriots take control early vs. Texans

    In a big Monday night game in New England, Tom Brady is stepping up in a big way. The Patriots jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Texans, thanks to Brady going 6-fot-8 for 114 yards on New England’s first two offensive possessions. The Patriots”
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  • Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    Houston at New England (ESPN): This has all the makings for a legitimate barn burner and as they look ahead to next week's matchup, Tirico and Gruden must be doing somersaults. Alas, this game will play out the only way an ostensibly exciting game invol…
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  • Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on Twitter

    Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on Twitter

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    As you go into one of the most important work-related events in your recent history, what could possibly give you more confidence than a little Twitter pick-me-up from Donald Trump? The Donald, everybody's favorite birther, is also an inveterate New Eng…
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  • Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones active for Patriots vs. Texans

    Logan Mankins, Chandler Jones active for Patriots vs. Texans

    The Patriots are healthier at a couple of key positions for tonight’s big game against the Texans. New England guard Logan Mankins and defensive end Chandler Jones are both active tonight. Both were listed as questionable and have been out recently; Man
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  • Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive…

    Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive lists

    yahoo.com Dec 10, 2012
    The New England Patriots will be without tight end Rob Gronkowski, but will get Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins and first round defensive end Chandler Jones back for Monday night's game against the Houston Texans. Both Mankins (ankle/calf) and Jones (…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'

    Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Texans-Patriots tonight. Should be fun. You've all been great. You got personality. More »
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  • Monday Night Live: Texans-Patriots

    Monday Night Live: Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for the game of the week as the Houston Texans take on the New England Patriots on "Monday Night Football." Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See you there. Countdown Live: Texans-Patriots
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  • Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    Look back at Sunday with PFT on NBC Sports Network

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    And then there were three. For 30 of the NFL’s 32 teams, anyway. The Patriots and Texans still need to play on Monday night and everyone in the league will have just three games left in the regular season when they do. Sunday provided clarity to some pl
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  • AFC East Playoff Machine

    AFC East Playoff Machine

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Can those zany New York Jets (6-7) get the final wild card for the AFC playoffs? What must happen for the New England Patriots (9-3) to get the No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye? Do the Buffalo Bills (5-8) and Miami Dolphins (5-8) still have a m…
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  • PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with T…

    PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    The Cowboys played one of the games of the day on Sunday, rallying back to beat the Bengals 20-19 by scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. Victory came after a trying couple of days for the Cowboys, who had to deal with the death of teammate Jerry Br…
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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much…

    Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the air

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    With three weeks left, the awards races are murky as ever. At the center of it? Adrian Peterson, who wants more history in an already unprecedented year, Peter King writes.
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  • Video - Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights 04:02

    Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights

    Dec 10
    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady throws for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 blowout victory over the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Patriots Lead Texans At The Half 00:39

    Patriots Lead Texans At The Half

    Dec 10
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Patriots Lead Texans After 1st Quarter 00:40

    Patriots Lead Texans After 1st Quarter

    Dec 10
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - New England Patriots continue to win 03:44

    New England Patriots continue to win

    Dec 10
    What are the keys to the New England Patriots' sustained excellence? Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer explain how Bill Belichick continues to put a winning product on the football field.

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  • Peter King: With three weeks left, awards races still very much up in the …

    Dec 10
    Adrian Peterson is not chasing 2,000 yards. He is chasing 2,105. The record.