Houston 3 3 7 7—20
New England 7 14 3 3—27
First Quarter

NE_Gronkowski 21 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 11:50. Drive: 3 plays, 19 yards, 1:08. New England 7, Houston 0.

Hou_FG Fairbairn 42, 2:33. Drive: 4 plays, -7 yards, 1:33. Key Play: Mathieu 0 interception return to New England 17. New England 7, Houston 3.

Second Quarter

NE_White 12 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 12:38. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:55. Key Plays: Brady 10 pass to Dorsett; J.Joseph 14-yard defensive pass interference penalty; Brady 11 pass to Hogan; Brady 5 pass to Burkhead on 3rd-and-6; Brady 2 run on 4th-and-1; Patterson 10 run. New England 14, Houston 3.

Hou_FG Fairbairn 36, 9:01. Drive: 9 plays, 44 yards, 3:37. Key Plays: Watson 27 pass to Thomas; Blue 9 run on 3rd-and-1. New England 14, Houston 6.

NE_Dorsett 4 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), :14. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 1:14. Key Plays: Hill 11 run; Brady 28 pass to Gronkowski; Brady 12 pass to Dorsett; Brady 14 pass to Dorsett. New England 21, Houston 6.

Third Quarter

NE_FG Gostkowski 39, 6:02. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 3:50. Key Plays: Brady 30 pass to Gronkowski on 3rd-and-3; K.Johnson 5-yard defensive holding penalty on 3rd-and-5; Brady 13 pass to Dorsett. New England 24, Houston 6.

Hou_Blue 1 run (Fairbairn kick), 1:52. Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards, 4:10. Key Plays: Watson 13 pass to Ellington; Blue 17 run; Blue 11 run; Watson 14 pass to Ellington. New England 24, Houston 13.

Fourth Quarter

NE_FG Gostkowski 35, 9:48. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards, 7:04. Key Plays: Burkhead 12 run; Brady 12 pass to White; Burkhead 4 run on 3rd-and-1; Brady 10 pass to Dorsett. New England 27, Houston 13.

Hou_Ellington 5 pass from Watson (Fairbairn kick), 2:08. Drive: 6 plays, 16 yards, 2:24. Key Play: S.Gilmore 1-yard defensive holding penalty on 3rd-and-2. New England 27, Houston 20.

A_65,878.

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Hou NE
FIRST DOWNS 21 23
Rushing 10 5
Passing 8 16
Penalty 3 2
THIRD DOWN EFF 2-11 4-14
FOURTH DOWN EFF 0-1 1-1
TOTAL NET YARDS 325 389
Total Plays 71 72
Avg Gain 4.6 5.4
NET YARDS RUSHING 167 122
Rushes 34 31
Avg per rush 4.9 3.9
NET YARDS PASSING 158 267
Sacked-Yds lost 3-18 2-10
Gross-Yds passing 176 277
Completed-Att. 17-34 26-39
Had Intercepted 1 1
Yards-Pass Play 4.3 6.5
KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB 5-5-4 6-4-1
PUNTS-Avg. 6-38.3 6-46.8
Punts blocked. 0 0
FGs-PATs blocked 0-0 0-0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 176 19
Punt Returns 2-20 1-0
Kickoff Returns 5-156 1-19
Interceptions 1-0 1-0
PENALTIES-Yds 6-44 6-36
FUMBLES-Lost 1-1 3-2
TIME OF POSSESSION 28:50 31:10

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING_Houston, Miller 20-98, Watson 8-40, Blue 5-36, Hopkins 1-(minus 7). New England, Burkhead 18-64, Hill 4-25, White 5-18, Patterson 3-13, Brady 1-2.

PASSING_Houston, Watson 17-34-1-176. New England, Brady 26-39-1-277.

RECEIVING_Houston, Hopkins 8-78, Ellington 4-37, Akins 2-11, Thomas 1-27, Ervin 1-12, Miller 1-11. New England, Gronkowski 7-123, Dorsett 7-66, White 4-38, Develin 4-22, Hogan 1-11, Hill 1-6, Patterson 1-6, Burkhead 1-5.

PUNT RETURNS_Houston, Ervin 2-20. New England, McCarron 1-0.

KICKOFF RETURNS_Houston, Ervin 5-156. New England, Patterson 1-19.

TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS_Houston, Jackson 8-0-0, Joseph 5-2-0, McKinney 5-1-0, Cole 5-0-0, Cunningham 3-5-0, Mathieu 3-2-0, Dunn 3-1-0, Reader 3-0-2, Colvin 2-2-0, Blackson 2-1-0, Watt 2-1-0, Johnson 1-3-0, Clowney 1-1-0, Reid 1-0-0, Mercilus 0-2-0, Covington 0-1-0. New England, Gilmore 7-1-0, Bentley 4-3-0, Rowe 3-1-0, Chung 3-1-0, McCourty 2-4-0, Flowers 2-3-1.5, Wise 2-1-1.5, Harmon 2-1-0, Guy 1-4-0, Butler 1-4-0, Van Noy 1-2-0, Brown 1-1-0, Grigsby 1-0-0, Shelton 0-4-0, Roberts 0-3-0, Hightower 0-2-0, Jones 0-2-0.

INTERCEPTIONS_Houston, Mathieu 1-0. New England, Gilmore 1-0.

MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

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OFFICIALS_Referee Tony Corrente, Ump Alan Eck, HL Patrick Turner, LJ Tim Podraza, FJ Keith Washington, SJ Ryan Dickson, BJ Todd Prukop, Replay Louis Nazzaro.