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Brissett's Performance Was 'Smart, Efficient, Disciplined,' As Patriots Shut Out Texans, 27-004:28
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Quarterback Jacoby Brissett of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown during a game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown during a game against the Houston Texans on Thursday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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The suspension of quarterback Tom Brady and an injury to back-up quarterback Jimmy Gorappolo aren't slowing down the New England Patriots.

With the third string quarterback Jacoby Brissett leading the offense, the Patriots shut out the Houston Texans in Foxborough Thursday night 27 to 0.

For an explanation of how they did it, ESPN.com football writer Mike Reiss joined Morning Edition.

This segment aired on September 23, 2016.

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