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Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots - Thursday Night Football

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How can Jacoby Brissett win in the NFL? Because he's a quarterback on the New England Patriots. Rob Gronkowski is also expected to make his debut, and with the weapons Brissett will have to throw to, Bill Belichick will make sure he's not asking too much of his quarterback.

I never wish injury on somebody, but I find it fascinating that the Patriots are going to roll with Julian Edelman as their backup quarterback. Wouldn't it be something to see him have to quarterback this game? The Texans are going to be one of the best teams in the AFC this year, but I'm picking against them because of the environment (Patriots at home) and because it's usually safe to not bet against Belichick to have his team prepared for every loop thrown their way. Patriots 24, Texans 20

Use this as an open thread to discuss the Thursday Night Football Game.


Game: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Date/Time: Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM ET
Television: CBS - Jim Nantz & Phil Simms