Texans Hoping For A Far Different Outcome At New England

Tom Brady 10-2 home playoff recordSunday afternoon, the 12-4 New England Patriots host the 13-4 Houston Texans, in an AFC divisional playoff game. The Patriots earned a first round bye and were off last weekend, with the Texans beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Houston, 19-13 in their wild card game.

With an 11-1 start, the Texans were clearly the AFC's best team until a 42-14, Monday Night Football thrashing, courtesy of the Pats (Week 14). The New England loss sent Houston into a tailspin, losing three of their last four contests, prior to the Cincinnati win.

The Patriots come into this game red hot, winning 9 of their last 10, while owning a 3-1 all-time record against the Texans. In addition, Tom Brady possesses a 10-2 career home playoff record.