FOXBORO, MA – In a battle of two of the AFC’s best teams, there was no contest as the New England Patriots blew out the Houston Texans 42-14 on Monday Night Football.
Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and had 296 yards on 21 of 35 passing as the Patriots raced to a 28-0 lead and never looked back.
With the victory, New England improved to 10-3 – one game behind the Texans (11-2) for the best record in the conference.
Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Tom Brady’s 7-0 TD pass to Aaron Hernandez puts New England up 7-0)
(Brady finds Brandon Lloyd deep and it’s 14-0)
(Brady and Hernandez connect again to make it 21-0 Patriots)
(Brady goes long to Donte Stallworth to make it 28-0)
(Arian Foster’s 1-yd TD run cuts the deficit to 28-7)
(Brandon Lloyd recovers Danny Woodhead’s fumble for a Patriots TD)
(Stevan Ridley’s 14-yd TD run makes it 42-7 for the Patriots)
(Listen to Aaron Hernandez’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Mark Malone)
(Postgame recap from Kevin Harlan and Boomer Esiason)