Sunday's AFC playoff preview: Houston at New England

  • Updated: January 12, 2013 - 9:49 PM

TODAY'S AFC GAME

HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND

3:30 p.m., Ch. 4; Patriots by 9 1/2

Last meeting: Patriots beat Texans 42-14 on Dec. 10.

About the Texans: (13-4): Houston is in the playoffs for the second straight season after missing the postseason in its first nine years of existence. ... The Texans lost three of their last four regular-season games, starting against the Patriots when Tom Brady threw four TD passes. ... Last weekend RB Arian Foster became the first player in NFL history with at least 100 rushing yards in each of his first three playoff games. ... QB Matt Schaub has thrown one touchdown pass and four interceptions in his past five games.

About the Patriots (12-4): New England led the NFL in scoring this season with 34.8 points per game. ... Brady needs one win to break a tie with Joe Montana for most QB victories in the postseason. It would be Brady's 17th. Brady is 6-6 in his past 12 playoff games after starting 10-0. ... TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, both sidelined for stretches, are expected to play together for the sixth time this season.

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Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay 0 Bottom 7th Inning
Baltimore 3
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NY Yankees 3
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Milwaukee 4
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Arizona - B. McCarthy
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Texas - Y. Darvish
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Minnesota 0
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LA Angels - T. Skaggs
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13
 
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