Patriots Down Houston 42-14 - Match Report
|Patriots Down Houston 42-14 - Match Report|
The Patriots got a 4-TD performance from Tom Brady as New England handed Houston a 42-14 defeat on Monday at Gillette Stadium.
New England won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 50.5.
Stevan Ridley rushed for 72 yards, while Shane Vereen added 40 yards in the win. Brandon Lloyd and Donte' Stallworth added 89 and 63 receiving yards respectively.
Arian Foster rushed for 46 yards for Houston, while Ben Tate added 46 yards. Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards for the Texans, while receivers Andre Johnson and Arian Foster had 95 and 39 yards respectively.
New England outgained Houston 419-323 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-19 by the Patriots.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 30:49/29:11, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, New England takes its act home to face San Francisco looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face Indianapolis.