Patriots present giant obstacle for team in playoffs
The Houston Texans will have to beat the Patriots in New England if they want to keep their season going. The two teams are scheduled to get together next Sunday at Gillette Stadium. And from the looks of things, the players have more confidence in their ability to beat Tom Brady & Company than the fans do.
The last time the Texans the Patriots, in a prime time matchup on Monday Night Football last month, they got blown out 42-14. Some fans see Sunday’s matchup as a no win situation.
“If they start praying and get on their knees at church then yes, they have a chance,” one fan told Local 2. “I think that they are going up against one of the better quarterbacks in the league.”
It’s a challenge, some fans say, is too tough for this team.
“I don’t think we really have a fighting chance because our offense is shaky. It has no consistency,” another fan said.
But players like star running back Arian Foster say you shouldn't count the Texans out so soon, especially in a league where anything can, and has, happened before.
“We could play ball, too,” Foster said. “We didn’t play our best football up there. We hurt ourselves with penalties and mistakes. Anytime you give them opportunities, they take advantage. We’re going to bring our best up there.”
But J.J. Watt knows it's going to be a tough matchup.
“Nobody said the road to the Super Bowl is easy. You’re going to have to earn it. We’re going to have to go into a tough environment on the road against a very good football team and play our best ball. We’re excited about that challenge,” Watt said
Sunday's game is scheduled for a 3:30 kickoff.