Bill Belichick: Despite record, Texans are tough

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Patriots fans might still be basking in the glow of Sunday night’s historic comeback victory over the Broncos, but Patriots coaches have already moved ahead to the Texans, this Sunday’s opponent in Houston.

Two days after overcoming a 24-0 halftime deficit and beating Denver in overtime, Patriots players were given Tuesday off, as is customary. Coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia participated in their weekly teleconference.

There were also plenty of questions about the Texans. After a 2-0 start, Houston has lost nine straight. But Belichick said the team he sees on tape isn’t all that different from the team that won the AFC South and made the playoffs last season.

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