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New England Patriots (1-1)


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Patriots face another test vs. Texans

(TSX / STATS) -- A week after Tom Brady's Patriots (1-1) got back on course by taking advantage of a New Orleans Saints defense that ranked dead last against the pass a year ago and is well on its way to the same spot this fall, New England's offense faces a much tougher test on Sunday against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans (1-1).

Houston led the NFL in total defense last fall while fielding the No. 2 unit against the pass. Through two weeks this season the unit, now led by first-year defensive coordinator and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, has the No. 6 defense in football and the No. 2 group against the pass.

So while the Patriots took care of business with 36 points in New Orleans, it was more expected success than proving a point. This week, though, is a different story.

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
Miami 1001.000
Buffalo 110.500
New England 110.500
New York 020.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady714
Pass TDs: T. Brady3
Rush Yds: M. Gillislee114
Rush TDs: M. Gillislee4
Rec Yds: R. Gronkowski149
Rec TDs: R. Burkhead1
Int: None 
Sacks: T. Flowers2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 926 (1)
Passing Yards: 714 (1)
Rushing Yards: 243 (10)
Points per game: 31.5 (5)
Yards per game: 463.0 (1)
Touchdowns: 7 (4)
Field Goals: 5 (8)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 966 (31)
Passing Yards: 724 (31)
Rushing Yards: 266 (27)
Points per game: 31.0 (30)
Yards per game: 483.0 (31)
Touchdowns: 8 (31)
Field Goals: 2 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/20 J. King pract. squad add
9/20 J. Wiltz pract. squad del
9/19 R. Nelson Jr. pract. squad add
9/16 W. Beavers pract. squad del
9/13 R. Lewis pract. squad add
9/13 D. Killings cut
9/13 D. Killings off IR undisclosed
9/8 K. Van Noy re-signed Two-year extension (through 2019)
9/8 J. Augusta cut
9/8 J. Augusta off IR undisclosed
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 V. Valentine knee (Out)
9/17 D. Amendola concussion, knee (Out)
9/17 D. Hightower knee (Out)
9/17 M. Slater hamstring (Out)
9/17 M. Cannon ankle (Questionable)
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