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NFL Playoffs: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots, Divisional Round (Open Thread)

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The final game of the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs concludes with the Houston Texans traveling to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots.

Houston is coming off a first-round victory over the Bengals in which their defense was impressive, but their offense still failed to click on all cylinders. Before the end of the regular season, the Patriots went on the road and dismantled the Texans 42-14. The same thing happened between Denver and Baltimore and didn't have much merit on the postseason game, but I think it's different here because Houston has been struggling for a longer period of time.

The Patriots' offense can't be stopped, and right now, Houston's offense isn't up to the task of winning a shootout. Patriots 31, Texans 20


Game: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Date/Time: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Television: CBS - Jim Nantz & Phil Simms
NFL Odds: Patriots by 9.5