Houston Texans’ Antonio Smith accuses Patriots of ‘spying’

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HOUSTON — Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said there was something fishy about the Patriots’ offensive adjustments in the second half Sunday, which saw Tom Brady pass for 263 yards and lead five scoring drives.

“Either teams are spying on us or scouting us . . . I don’t know what it is,” Smith said after Houston lost its 10th straight game, 34-31. “We had some ways that we were going to play this week that just got put in this week, and it was just miraculous that they changed up some things that they did on offense and keyed on what we put in this week to stop what they were doing. It was things that they had never done before out here. It just seems miraculous to me.”

Smith did not offer specifics in regards to the changes the Texans made defensively, fearing doing so would reveal too much of their scheme. But that did not stop him from hinting that Brady and the Patriots somehow had an unfair advantage in erasing a 10-point halftime deficit.

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