This game isn’t about whether the Patriots will beat the Texans; it’s whether they’ll be able to cover the spread.
Pats' 16 point spread against Houston is the biggest playoff spread since 1998, one of the biggest in 40 years: makes me nervous— NFL News (@AwesomeNFLNews) January 9, 2017
I believe it’s also the biggest point spread of the season, when you factor in the regular season. But this is a playoff game! The Patriots whipped the Texans 27-0 without Tom Brady earlier this year. They’ll be at the top of their game offensively, and Brock Osweiler will falter like I had projected him to falter last week. Patriots 31, Texans 10.
Game: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
Date/Time: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium Foxborough, MA
Television: CBS - Jim Nantz & Phil Simms
NFL Odds: Patriots by 17, Over/Under = 44.5