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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetAS FAR AS the indignities heaped on the Jets after their 17-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the one authored by Mike Greenberg was No. 1 on the hit parade.Upvote Share Tweet
After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'New York Jets coach Rex Ryan jokingly names retired Al Woodall team's starting quarterback.Upvote Share TweetIn 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”Upvote Share TweetThe Seahawks are done with receiver Braylon Edwards. Another team that was believed to be done with Braylon Edwards may not be. Yes, the “idiots calling the shots” with the Jets could be dialing up Edwards, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. EdwardUpvote Share Tweet
Your Monday Night Football Open ThreadHouston 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Donald Trump wishes ‘Bob’ Belichick the best of luck on Twitteryahoo.com Dec 10, 2012As 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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; ManUpvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski, Derek Newton headline Patriots, Texans inactive listsyahoo.com Dec 10, 2012The 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 (…Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins have lost three of their last four games and they’ve failed to throw for more than 176 yards in any of those games, so they made a change to their receiving corps on Monday. Miami has been awarded wide receiver Armon Binns off of waivers frUpvote Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Butterflyin'Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Texans-Patriots tonight. Should be fun. You've all been great. You got personality. More »Upvote Share TweetAn MRI revealed that New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a sprained right LCL.Upvote Share TweetJoin 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-PatriotsUpvote Share TweetThe Bills weren’t optimistic about running back Fred Jackson’s status, and there’s a reason why. According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Jackson’s knee injury isn’t as serious as once feared, but serious enough he will be going on injured rUpvote Share TweetAnd 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 plUpvote Share TweetBuffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller is one month into his new role as the team's starting running back, but that has not translated into Spiller receiving increased playing time or involvement in the offense. The NFL's leader in "yards per carr…Upvote Share TweetCan 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…Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has been hospitalized after feeling ill.Upvote Share TweetOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Cam Cameron has been fired as offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, who have lost two straight and are still striving for consistency in the running and passing game.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Jets have three games left to play and despite an unexpected itchy eruption of theoretically possible playoff chances-one game behind whahuh?-they're not a draw going down the stretch. The Chargers-Jets Sunday game on Dec. 23 gets the disUpvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill, Patriots talk with Tom CurranThe 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…Upvote Share TweetWith 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.Upvote Share TweetThe Bills did not handle one fourth down decision in the fourth quarter well at all. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake didn’t want to celebrate after a loss, but his three sacks give him a career high-tying 14 on the season. C Ryan Wendell has overcome plenty ofUpvote Share TweetIn December 2006, then-Dolphins coach Nick Saban was spending plenty of time trying to convince plenty of folks that he wouldn’t be the next coach at Alabama. Six years later, as he prepares to pursue yet another NCAA championship as the Alabama coach,Upvote Share Tweet
Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlightsDec 10New England Patriots QB Tom Brady throws for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-14 blowout victory over the Houston Texans.
Patriots Lead Texans At The HalfDec 10Tune to ESPN for live action.
Patriots Lead Texans After 1st QuarterDec 10Tune to ESPN for live action.
New England Patriots continue to winDec 10What 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.