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Texans Fall 34-31 Against New England - Game Recap

Tom Brady's 371-yard performance through the air was the key in New England's 34-31 win over Houston on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

The Patriots earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 7-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 49.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 44 yards, while Shane Vereen added 38 yards in the win. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman added 127 and 101 receiving yards respectively.

Ben Tate rushed for 102 yards for Houston, while Dennis Johnson added 13 yards. Case Keenum threw for 272 yards for the Texans, while receivers Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins had 121 and 77 yards respectively.

Houston was outgained by New England 453-385 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-19 by the Patriots.

Houston lost the time of possession battle 33:45/26:14, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

New England heads into a Week 14 battle against the Browns. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Jacksonville.