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2016 Thursday Night Football Live: Houston Texans v. New England Patriots (First Quarter)

The Houston Texans travel to New England to take on the Patriots for Thursday Night Football. Talk about what's happening on the field as it transpires in Battle Red Blog's live open game thread for Texans-Patriots.

What unspeakable evil does this man have planned for the Texans tonight?
What unspeakable evil does this man have planned for the Texans tonight?
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Tonight, before a national television (or Twitter) audience, the Houston Texans face the New England Patriots, a team they've only beaten once in their nascent history. The Texans will face the Patriots without Tom Brady or his backup, Jimmy Garoppolo. Instead, New England will send rookie Jacoby Brissett out as its starting quarterback.

In theory, the Texans should be able to confound a rookie signal-caller making his first start on a short week. Sadly, Bill Belichick does not subscribe to theories such as this, so rest assured that Confusion Blvd. will not be a one-way street. Enough talking. Let's watch this game to see which team improves to 3-0.

This is your first open thread for the Thursday Night Football game between your Houston Texans and the New England Patriots. Share your observations, thoughts, and musings about all things Houston, Texan, and/or Patriot in real time in the Comments below.

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