(HOUSTON) — Once again the New Patriots were down by double digits headed into halftime and once again they came away winners.
The Patriots erased a ten-point halftime deficit and Stephen Gostkowski kicked two 53-yard field goals in the fourth quarter to rally the Pats past the Houston Texans, 34-31 Sunday.
It’s the third time in five weeks the Patriots have trailed by ten points or more at halftime and ended up winning.
“I wish we could start fast and put the foot on the gas pedal the whole way, but we just got behind a little bit and played a lot better in the second half,” Patriots quarterback Brady said. “We still got plenty of chances to convert even more and got to figure out a way to keep moving the ball, get the ball in the end zone. But a lot of guys made some really big plays. James Develin and Jules (Julian Edelman), I mean everyone contributed. Steve (Gostkowski) had some great kicks.”
Julian Edelman had nine catches for 101 yards and Rob Gronkowski added six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown for the Patriots (9-3).
“He made some big plays,” Brady said of Gronkowski. “The touchdown was a great play. It was an adjustment. He was covered early and wheeled out of the route and made a great catch. Then the catch in the third quarter to drag those guys down the field was awesome too. He made a great play on a catch and run there. Whenever he gets going, the rest of us get going. I hope he realizes the importance for him to be able to play that kind of style for us. It really helps everyone.”
Houston (2-10) has now lost 10-straight.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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