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Patriots-Texans playoff preview: What more can Houston do in Round 2?

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  January 10, 2013 11:28 AM

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It was one month ago today the Houston Texans strutted into town with their letterman jackets looking to lock up the AFC's No. 1 seed.

But it was a dominant Patriots team that destroyed the Texans in a 42-14 romp that began a sea of change in the pecking order in the conference.

On Sunday, the AFC South champion Texans, coming off a 19-13 wild card win over the Bengals last Saturday, will be looking to avenge the embarrassing December defeat to the AFC East champion and No. 2 seeded Patriots.

In this week's Patriots preview video above, the Globe's Shalise Manza Young gives us her keys to the AFC Divisional playoff showdown and looks into what's different between the Patriots match up with the Texans the second time around.

We also hear from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on being one win away from going home, Bill Belichick on taking the game to the Texans, and Jerod Mayo, Rob Ninkovich, and Steve Gregory chime in on what they expect to see in Sunday's showdown.

News, analysis and commentary from Boston.com's staff writers and contributors, including Zuri Berry and Erik Frenz.

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