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2016 NFL Playoffs Live: Houston Texans v. New England Patriots

Nobody gives the Houston Texans a shot at beating the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in the second round of the NFL Playoffs. Sometimes, people are wrong. Talk about what's happening as it unfolds on the field in Battle Red Blog's live game threads.

O Romeo, Romeo!  Please figure out a way to shut down the greatest QB in NFL history!
O Romeo, Romeo! Please figure out a way to shut down the greatest QB in NFL history!
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I don't harbor any illusions about the Texans' chances against the Patriots tonight. At the time I'm typing this, Vegas says the Patriots are favored to beat your Houston Texans by sixteen (16!) or more points.

I don't care.

I'm excited.

The Texans are playing playoff football.

Tonight may be a bloodbath. But maybe, just maybe, it's a glorious moment in NFL history we'll tell our grandchildren about. Let's see if the Texans can shock the world. There's only one way to find out.

This is your first open thread for the divisional round playoff 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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