Texans-Patriots: What to watch
Wilfork, Watt loom large in potential AFC title game preview
|Houston at New England|
|When: 8:30 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the Week 14 Texans-Patriots matchup.
• Covering up defensive deficiencies: Injuries and inconsistent play have haunted the back end of these defenses, especially versus the pass, so the pressure applied by the guys up front is key. Houston has a lot of injuries in the secondary and is especially thin at corner. If the Patriots can spread the field on offense, the Texans might not have the personnel to keep New England contained. If either QB -- Matt Schaub or Tom Brady -- has time to sit in the pocket, expect a lot of big plays.
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