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Patriots 42, Texans 14

Patriots rip upstart Texans

FOXBOROUGH — Monday night was as big a regular-season game as Gillette Stadium has seen in some time. The Patriots were looking to solidify the No. 2 seed in the AFC against the team with best record in the conference, Houston.

The atmosphere was set for a showdown – but it became clear early on that the game was less like a showdown and more like the Patriots showing off.

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