When the Texans and Patriots get together, history says Houston fans are likely gonna have a bad time. Including their two meetings in the NFL Playoffs, the Texans and Patriots have faced off eleven (11) times. The Texans have won just one (1) of those contests, way back on January 3, 2010. Bill O’Brien has never beaten his former employer. DeAndre Hopkins has never tasted victory against the Patriots. Even Deshaun Watson is 0-2 against Bill Belichick & Co.
But you know who has bested the Patriots? And not just once, but three times? Kenny Stills.
Who does Kenny Stills play for now? That’s right. THE HOUSTON TEXANS.
The worm has turned, friends. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a nanosecond of this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football, also known as what will undoubtedly be the second time your Houston Texans defeat the New England Patriots.
Kickoff Time: 7:20 p.m CST on Sunday, December 1st.
TV Broadcast: NBC.
Radio Broadcast: Sports Radio 610 (AM), 100.3 (FM), and SXM 225. NFL Game Pass also provides an audio streaming service.
Online Streaming: Sunday Night Football streams for free on NBC Sports online. Viewers in the U.S. can also use the NFL Mobile app if they have a Verizon subscription. Anyone else can use the NFL Game Pass subscription service to watch the game.
Opponent Blog: Pats Pulpit.
Facebook: Sure, you like us. But do you really, really like us?
NFL Network Replay: To be determined.
In terms of what we'll be doing on game day itself, expect "Countdown To Kickoff" to post at 3:20 p.m. CST on Sunday, with the first quarter thread for the game posting at 7 p.m. CST. We'll add live open threads for each subsequent quarter, and then we'll have a post-game reaction thread as soon as the game's over.
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