Last Match Recap
With the team losing back-to-back games for the first time since 2012, the Patriots looked to get back on track with a win on the road against the Texans on Sunday Night Football. This was also the first time Bill O’Brien and Brian Hoyer faced their former coach and team. The Patriots defense held the Texans to 6 points (2 FGs) the entire game, and it was pretty much over at half time. It wasn’t an impressive outing for the offense, however, they did so without some of their top players.
The opponents the Texans played the first two weeks (WK1 – Bears, WK2 – Chiefs) may not have been huge threats, however, this is a team who is off to a hot start. Bill O’Brien will also try to motivate his team so he can possibly get a meaningful win. This will also be the first time Wilfork returns to Foxboro for the first time since playing the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship during the 2014 season. Expect him to be pretty emotional as well.
Regardless of who is starting at QB, this game will be fairly close. The Patriots will need to heavily rely on their ground game and their defense to escape with a win.