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Countdown To Kickoff: Texans v. Patriots

The 1-3 Texans host the 1-3 Patriots this afternoon. Watson v. Brady, it ain’t.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Texans and Patriots square off seemingly every year. Nearly every time, the story is about whether the plucky Texans can somehow upset the near mythical Super Bowl contenders. Not this year. The Patriots, like the Texans, are 1-3. The Patriots, like the Texans, are starting a rookie at quarterback. “Mac Jones versus Davis Mills” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as “Tom Brady versus Deshaun Watson,” does it?

No matter. “Bill Belichick versus David Culley” is way better anyway.

The Texans and Patriots will take the field at NRG Stadium this afternoon, and you’ll be watching. Discuss the match-up as you see fit here until the game thread goes live at 11:45 a.m. CDT.