The New England Patriots will try to rebound from a two-game losing streak when they take on the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on Sunday Night Football, which will be aired at its usual channel on NBC and streamed online here.
After a 10-0 start that had many people thinking about a perfect season, the Patriots’ undefeated start came to a crashing halt against the Denver Broncos in Week 12. They followed that up with a shocking home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and dropped to the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoff picture.
New England is also dealing with multiple key injuries on offense. Julian Edelman is missing another week with his foot injury, while Rob Gronkowski is questionable for this week’s game. Gronkowski did travel with the team, so they will likely wait until close to kickoff before announcing whether he’s active. Danny Amendola is also questionable, but he’s expected to play.
A pair of Packers fans helpfully summed up the last 20 minutes of Twitter for you.
I don’t know if the Broncos just didn’t respect Ford’s abilities or what, but it was hard enough to keep the guy from making plays on Saturday even when they had a blocker on him. I can’t understand how they thought not laying a finger on him would turn out any better.
Before I forget, Ford had another pressure rushing from the right in the third quarter. He came off a little slow for once, kind of like he was spying Siemian. With his teammate Tamba Hali rushing as three technique inside of him getting pressure and forcing Siemian out of the pocket, Ford turned on the jets to make Siemian throw the ball away once more.
Add all of those together and you come up with seven pressures, a tackle for loss, an assisted tackle, and oh by the way, Stephenson was flagged for jumping early twice when lined up across from Ford as well.
Screw your stat sheet, that’s one hell of a game in my book!
Dee Ford had another opportunity on Sunday to show what he could do with Houston out of the lineup. The Chiefs needed the Ford of the first 10 weeks of the season to make an appearance if they had any hope of winning a game with their playoff standing on the line.