The Houston Texans defense is nothing to joke about. He had two catches for 37 yards against the Saints in the Patriots' 36-20 win, and with several of his fellow receivers banged up entering Sunday's game, he sees the opportunity to make a larger contribution. That was the only time players on the Patriots had done any kind of protest on the field.
Benardrick McKinney committed defensive holding, giving New England first-and-goal at the 7.
The lesson here is one that continually needs to be told: Never count out Tom Brady or the Patriots.
Watt has been quiet in his first two games back after missing the bulk of 2016 to injury.
Houston's offense converted the short field into points. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson saw his first start of the season and completed almost 63 percent of his passes for 125 yards.
Tom Brady worked his magic again at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Coach Bill Belichick is really good at game planning against rookie quarterbacks and I believe he adds another win to this statistic. Watson, as a rookie, will have a tough time trying to keep up. The Patriots have a pair of options they like in LaAdrian Waddle and Cam Fleming, though both players had their share of difficulty with Texans pass-rushers in joint practices last month at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.
Deshaun Watson was able to scramble and get a 25-yard pickup to DeAndre Hopkins but the Texans failed to take a timeout until there were just 2-seconds left and were forced to try a hail mary on the final play.