NFL playoff preview: Houston @ New England

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Saturday night, the Houston Texans faces the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The game is slated to start at approx. 8:15 pm EST on CBS.

The Texans are 10-7, including their Wild Card Round win over the Oakland Raiders last weekend. The Patriots are 14-2 overall.

Tom Brady (Getty Images)

Tom Brady (Getty Images)

Houston is 2-6 on the road and New England is 6-2 at home.

According to Consenus Analysis, the Patriots have a 58% chance to win this game.

The Patriots won the last meeting between these two teams. With Tom Brady suspended due to DeflateGate, New England won 27-0 on Sept. 22, 2016 on Thursday Night Football.

New England has won the past five games in this series.

Houston has not defeated New England since Jan. 3, 2010 when they won 34-27.

In the past eight meetings, the Patriots have won seven times. The Jan. 3, 2010 is the only-time the Texans won.

Houston is 3-3 all-time in the playoffs. They are 0-2 in the Divisional Round.

They lost 41-28 to the Patriots on Jan. 12, 2013 in the Divisional Round. They also lost 20-13 to the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 15, 2012.

New England is 29-19 in the playoffs. They are 13-6 in their previous 19 Divisional Round games.

Last year, the Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 in the Divisional Round on Jan. 16, 2016.

They have won five straight Divisional Round games. They have not lost since a 28-21 loss to the New York Jets on Jan. 16, 2011 in the Divisional Round.

Houston won their last game, as they defeated the Raiders 27-14 in the aforementioned Wild Card Round game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. They have not lost a game since Jan. 1 when they lost 24-17 to the Tennessee Titans.

New England has won seven straight games. They have not lost a game since Nov. 13, 2016 when they were defeated 31-24 to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football.

Brock Osweiler leads the Texans attack with 2,957 passing yards. He has 15 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions.

Lamar Miller has 1,073 rushing yards and five touchdowns. DeAndré Hopkins has 954 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Tom Brady leads the Patriots attack with 3,554 passing yards. He has 28 touchdown passes and two interceptions.

LeGarrette Blount has 1,161 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. Julian Edelman has 1,106 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

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