NE Tailgate: Patriots X-factors against Texans

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NE Tailgate: Patriots X-factors against Texans

After a first week bye, the New England Patriots will face off against the Houston Texans.
Who will be an X-factor against the Texans?
Glenn, Fred, and Steve each looked at who they believe will be difference makers for the Patriots in their divisional round match up with Houston.

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."