Toughest test before playoffs: The Houston Texans and J.J. (Mega)Watt come to Foxborough on Monday, Dec. 10, in what will be the toughest pre-playoff test for the Patriots. The Texans were the pick of many to be the best team in the AFC this year – not me – and have done little to prove otherwise. Matt Schaub (93.1 rating, 10 TDs, 4 INTs) is solid enough to pick apart the Patriots deep. The Texans defense has the makeup to terrorize Brady all night. Brady might want to load up on Tylenol before this one. The Patriots will need a win here to have any hope of homefield throughout the playoffs.