BOSTON Fresh of a bye last week, the New England Patriots play the Houston Texans at home on Sunday in an AFC divisional playoff game.
When the teams met a month ago, the Patriots dominated, beating the Texans 42-14. But coach Bill Belichick says he’s expecting a big challenge Sunday.
“I think the Texans just do pretty much everything well: they run the ball, they can stop the run, they can throw it, they can play pass defense, rush the passer, good in the kicking game, well coached, sound, lot of good football players, very talented team,” Belichick said. “We’re going to need to play our best game and hopefully that’s where we’ll be able to be by Sunday.”
Mike Reiss, of ESPN Boston, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to preview the game.