The Texans have done that better than any team this season. At 6-0, they’re the only team with a perfect road record.
But the Patriots haven’t lost a regular-season game in December since Dec. 22, 2002.
‘‘The better you play, the better your homefield advantage is because the more the crowd is into it,’’ Brady said. ‘‘I think the mark of our teams over the years has been we've improved as the season has gone along. December is the last month to really improve.
‘‘Coach puts pressure on us in practice every day to improve, to get better and not to make the same mistakes (and) to learn from our mistakes. I think we as a team have responded to that and played well. That’s what’s important this time of the year: to not make the same mistakes we were making in September and to play our best football. This will be a great week to see if we can accomplish that.’’
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