One day after 20 players were limited at practice, the Patriots had only five players listed on the injury report on Friday.
The Patriots expect to have all of their players available against the Texans; a game which drew an interesting analogy from Bill Belichick.
"It's like when you talk to the navy seals and those guys about when they go on a mission, how they talk about, alright so we get there and... we practice going over this six-foot wall and the wall's 30 feet high. That's the way it is in the NFL. You practice for... you think you're gonna swim across a 200 yard lake and the lake's 800 yards. You gotta get across it."