AFC Divisional Highlights: Patriots 41 – Texans 28

01/13/2013

FOXBORO, MA – Tom Brady threw for 344 yards and three touchdowns as the New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans 41-28 to set up an AFC Championship Game rematch with the Baltimore Ravens.

On Sunday, the high-powered New England offense was nearly unstoppable, racking up 457 yards in racing to a 38-13 lead before holding on as Houston tried to become the latest team to rally on Divisional Weekend. Shane Vereen scored three touchdowns for the Patriots.

When Baltimore and New England met for a spot in the Super Bowl last year, Brady and the Patriots triumphed 23-20 at Gillette Stadium in a game that saw Billy Cundiff miss a game-tying field goal with 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Ian Eagle and Trent Green called today’s action on Westwood One Sports.

(Shane Vereen’s 1-yd TD run puts New England ahead 7-3)

(Vereen takes a short Tom Brady pass into the end zone for a 17-3 lead)

(Arian Foster 1-yd TD cuts it to 17-10)

(Stevan Ridley’s 8-yd TD run gives the Patriots a 24-13 advantage)

(Tom Brady’s 5-yd TD to Brandon Lloyd makes it 31-13)

(Shane Vereen scores again on a 33-yd TD pass from Brady and it’s 38-13)

(Houston cuts it to 38-20 on a 25-yd TD pass from Matt Schaub to Devier Posey)

(Schaub finds Arian Foster on 4th down and it’s a 38-28 game)

(Brady notches his 17th postseason win – an NFL record)

(The final call – New England will host the AFC Championship Game)

(Listen to Wes Welker’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Lewis Johnson)

(Postgame recap from Ian Eagle and Trent Green)

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