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The New England Patriots improved to 3-0 after dominating the Houston Texans at home.
With rookie QB Jacoby Brissett behind center, the Patriots leaned on their defense to step up and did they ever, shutting the Texans out. 27-0.
Here’s some quick thoughts on the game:
- Brissett notices TE Martellus Bennett wide open at the top with the cornerback playing off coverage and immediately throws the ball for a gain of 5 . Despite this not being a big play, it demonstrates how smart and aware Brissett is of the circumstances despite being a rookie.
- WR Julian Edelman continues to prove why he should be in conversation for one of the top receivers in the league. He may not have had eye-popping numbers, but he is difficult to tackle and not only does he block, but he blocks well.
- Josh McDaniels continues to have great play-calling, as he dials up a great fake with Edelman motioning in the backfield for an option run. Brisset was smart enough to slide and protect himself after getting a first down.
- On 1st-15, Brissett had a great 27-yard rushing TD run to give him some confidence throughout the game. He moves very quick.