The AFC first place Texans came into the game 11-1, losing their only game to the Green Bay Packers. The Texans did not know what they were walking into. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this game, being called one of the best games of the season, however, the New England Patriots made the Texans look like they didn't even belong on the same field.
Aaron Hernandez caught a seven-yard touchdown after Tom Brady connected with Wes Welker to get them in the redzone.
Devin McCourty intercepted a pass thrown by Matt Schaub to give the Patriots possession again. New England's defense looked phenomenal on the field making sure that the Texans would not threaten their lead.
Brandon Llyod then caught a 37-yard touchdown to give the Patriots a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
On the following Patriots' possession, Hernandez, once again, caught a four-yard touchdown and didn't look back at the Texans.
Just after the two minute warning in the first quarter, the Texans went for 4th and 5 and were shut down.
With a few three-and-outs for each team in the second quarter, the third quarter seemed to liven up. Brady, on 3rd and 10, threw a BOMB to Donte' Stallworth for a 63-yard touchdown giving the patriots a 28-0 lead.
Arian Foster, with just over six minutes left in the third quarter, finally put the Texans on the board with a one yard touchdown, closing the 28-point gap to 21, trailing 28-7.
With just seconds left in the third quarter, Llyod picked up a Patriots' fumble at the goalline and ran it in for a lead of 35-7.
Stevan Ridley ran the ball 14 yards for another touchdown for his 10th touchdown of the season.
At the two minute warning, backup quarterback for the Texans, T.J Yates ran the ball in for a one-yard touchdown closing the 35-point deficit to 42-14. There were no field goals attempted in the game.
The Patriots better their record to 10-3 and get ready for the Sunday night game against the San Francisco 49ers.