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Vince Wilfork expects Texans to be better

FOXBOROUGH --- Mindful of how the Patriots completely dominated the Texans during their regular-season meeting in Week 14, nose tackle Vince Wilfork said he fully expected to see a much more improved effort from the opposition when the Patriots host the Texans in an AFC Divisional Playoff game Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

The game will be a rematch of a regular-season meeting Dec. 10 at Gillette, where the Patriots, looking to earn a first-round bye, romped to a 42-14 victory over the Texans, who projected to be the AFC’s top-seeded team. The loss sent the Texans on an end-of-season skid that saw Houston slip to the No. 3 seed and squander a chance for a first-round bye and homefield advantage.

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