New England @ Houston
Current Records: New England 1-3; Houston 1-3
What to Know
After a two-game homestand, the New England Patriots will be on the road. They will square off against the Houston Texans at 1 p.m. ET next Sunday at NRG Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
It was close but no cigar for the Patriots as they fell 19-17 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. One thing holding New England back was the mediocre play of RB Damien Harris, who did not have his best game: he rushed for -4 yards on four carries.
Meanwhile, a victory for Houston just wasn’t in the stars on Sunday as the team never even grasped a temporary lead. It’s hard to picture a worse defeat than the 40 to nothing bruising that they suffered against the Buffalo Bills.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 1-3. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: New England ranks second in the league when it comes to passing touchdowns allowed, with only three on the season. Less enviably, Houston is stumbling into the matchup with the second most rushing touchdowns allowed in the NFL, having given up eight on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium — Houston, Texas
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
New England have won five out of their last seven games against Houston.
- Nov 22, 2020 – Houston 27 vs. New England 20
- Dec 01, 2019 – Houston 28 vs. New England 22
- Sep 09, 2018 – New England 27 vs. Houston 20
- Sep 24, 2017 – New England 36 vs. Houston 33
- Jan 14, 2017 – New England 34 vs. Houston 16
- Sep 22, 2016 – New England 27 vs. Houston 0
- Dec 13, 2015 – New England 27 vs. Houston 6