Patriots rally for 34-31 win over Texans

Patriots rally for 34-31 win over Texans
December 1, 2013, 4:11 pm
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New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) celebrates with teammates James Develin (46) and Brandon Bolden (38) after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


HOUSTON (AP) Tom Brady threw for 371 yards and two scores, and Stephen Gostkowski made two long field goals in the fourth quarter as New England Patriots rallied for a 34-31 win over Houston.

The Texans' franchise-record skid reached 10 games.

The Patriots (9-3) trailed by 10 at halftime and the lead changed five times in a wild second half. New England tied it with a 53-yard field goal and took a 34-31 lead with another one from 53 with about three minutes left.

The Texans (2-10) had a chance late, but the offense stalled. On fourth-and-13, Case Keenum threw an incompletion as he was being hit.

Ben Tate ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns for the Texans, who haven't won since Sept. 15.


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