The Patriots picked up a season-defining victory last week against the Denver Broncos and it's critical that they keep the momentum going this week against the Texans.
Tom E. Curran lays out his three keys as the Patriots travel to Houston.
The Patriots have gotten off to slow starts in a number of games this year, and it's important that they avoid such a start this weekend. The Texans have a world of problems and the last thing the Patriots want to do is give them hope.
This week has Danny Amendola written all over it.
The Texans boast an athletic defense and the Patriots will look to get the ball out quickly to keep Tom Brady out of trouble.
Nothing kills an opponent's hope like long, sustained drives.
Force Case Keenum into making mistakes
Keenum has the ability to make plays with his feet, so the Patriots will look to build a wall and keep him from getting outside the pocket.
The defense needs to disguise coverage and force Keenum into mistakes.
Patriots 27, Texans 13