The Patriots and Texans didn’t have much history together before the 2012 season.
The Patriots’ two wins against them in December 2012 and January 2012 marked just the fourth and fifth times the teams played.
Look back on the details of the teams’ previous meetings:
Patriots 23, Texans 20 (OT), Nov. 23, 2003, at Houston
New England committed three turnovers, failed to convert multiple times in the red zone and missed a kick in overtime, yet still pulled out a 23-20 victory. The Patriots were en route to a Super Bowl victory and the win was part of the team’s NFL-record 21-game win streak. Read the game story.
Patriots 40, Texans 7, Dec. 17, 2006, at Foxborough
The Patriots bounced back after a tough loss in Miami with a resounding 40-7 victory against a bad team that left them one win shy of clinching another AFC East title. Read the game story.
Texans 34, Patriots 27, Jan. 3, 2010, at Houston
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