The Texans found the end zone in the second quarter Saturday night when Brock Osweiler connected with C.J. Fiedorowicz for a 10-yard touchdown pass against the Patriots.
On 2nd-and-8 at the Patriots' 10-yard line, Osweiler faked a handoff to Lamar Miller, as well one to Will Fuller, and then hit a wide-open Fiedorowicz on the right side of the end zone.
After the Nick Novak extra point, the Texans trailed 14-13 with 10:49 remaining in the half.
The score came just two plays after Akeem Dent popped the ball loose from Dion Lewis on a kickoff return, and it was the only touchdown for the Texans in the 34-16 defeat.
The Texans and Patriots faced each other in the Divisional Playoff at Gillette Stadium.