The Houston Texans, with Brock Osweiler as quarterback, have won a playoff game. They are moving on to the Divisional Round, and will play the Patriots on Saturday night in Foxborough.
The Texans and Patriots met earlier in the regular season, but under much different circumstances. Because of Tom Brady’s suspension and an injury to Jimmy Garppolo, the Patriots relied on Jacoby Brissett to run the offense. He had a decent game in his first start, and the Patriots won in Houston 20-0.
With Tom Brady back in the lineup, the experts are predicting a similar, if not worse outcome for the Texans. Initial reports have the Patriots favored by as many as 14 points, making them the biggest favorite of the Divisional Round.
Texans-Patriots will be the second of four Divisional Round matchups. Saturday’s first game will be Seahawks-Falcons.
The Texans took care of business by defeating the hobbled Raiders int the Wild Card round. Brock Osweiler filled in with Tom Savage in concussion protocol, but Osweiler has been confirmed as the starter for the next game.
If you’re planning on heading to Gilette Stadium for the game, don’t expect tickets to be cheap. Stubhub has tickets that start at $190 for Saturday’s game, and Patriots fans are clamoring to see their team advance to a sixth straight AFC Championship game.
This was the Patriots’ ticket website Sunday afternoon: