Texans fall 27-0 to Patriots

The Texans committed three turnovers, including two on kickoff returns. The Patriots scored 14 points off two of three turnovers. 

Brock Osweiler and the offense remained scoreless until XXX. Osweiler completed XX-of-xx yards. DeAndre Hopkins led the receivers with X catches for XX yards. Lamar Miller rushed for XX yards on XX carries. 

Rookie Jacoby Brissett made his first start and was XX-of-XX for XX yards, one touchdown. LeGarrette Blount rushed for XX yards and scored two touchdowns in the second half. Rob Gronkowski made his first but did not have a reception. 

The Texans defense was led by linebacker Benardrick McKinney who had a team-high X tackles, one sack, one xx.

New England scored first on a 24-yard field goal by Stephen Gostowski with 2:07 left in the first quarter. 
A fumble on the ensuing kickoff return by Charles James II gave the Patriots possession at Houston's 22-yard line. Two plays later, Brissett scored on a 27-yard touchdown run and New England took a 10-0 lead.

The Texans offense was driving down the field when Osweiler's pass, intended for DeAndre Hopkins, was intercepted by linebacker Jamie Collins who returned it 18 yards. McKinney's sack on third down provided a key stop.

On the first offensive drive of the second half, Gostowski added his second field goal of the day on a 25-yard kick. Tyler Ervin fumbled the return on the ensuing kick, giving New England possession at Houston's 21-yard line. Blount scored on a 1-yard touchdown run after two defensive pass interference calls on the drive. The Patriots pulled away with a 20-0 lead with 5:46 left in the third quarter.

Two drives later, Blount added his second score of the night on a 41-yard touchdown run. 

The Texans were defeated 27-0 on Thursday night, as the New England Patriots handed them their first loss of the 2016 season.

Turnovers plagued the Texans, who fumbled on two kickoff returns. The Patriots scored 14 points off Texans giveaways.

Brock Osweiler and the offense struggled as the Texans were shutout in the regular season for the first time in 13 years (Jacksonville, 12/7/03). Osweiler completed 24-of-41 passes for 196 yards and threw one interception. DeAndre Hopkins led all Texans receivers with four catches for 56 yards. Lamar Miller contributed 107 yards from scrimmage, (80 yards rushing, 27 yards receiving).

Rookie Jacoby Brissett made his first career start for the Patriots and was 11-of-19 for 103 yards, while also running for 48 yards and one touchdown. LeGarrette Blount rushed for 105 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns, both in the second half.

The Texans defense was led by linebacker Benardrick McKinney who had a team-high 16 tackles, one sack, one quarterback hit, and one tackle for loss.

New England scored first on a 24-yard field goal by Stephen Gostowski with 2:07 left in the first quarter. A fumble on the ensuing kickoff return by Charles James II gave the Patriots possession at Houston's 22-yard line. Two plays later, Brissett scored on a 27-yard touchdown run and New England took a 10-0 lead.

The Texans offense was driving down the field when Osweiler's pass, intended for DeAndre Hopkins, was intercepted by linebacker Jamie Collins who returned it 18 yards. McKinney's sack on third down provided a key stop.

On the first offensive drive of the second half, Gostowski added his second field goal of the day on a 25-yard kick. Tyler Ervin fumbled the return on the ensuing kick, giving New England possession at Houston's 21-yard line. Blount scored on a 1-yard touchdown run after two defensive pass interference calls on the drive. The Patriots extended their margin to 20-0 with 5:46 left in the third quarter.

Two drives later, Blount added his second score of the night on a 41-yard touchdown run.

The Texans fall to 2-1 and will host the Tennessee Titans in Week 4 for their first divisional game of the season.

Check out the best photos from Gillette Stadium as the Texans take on the Patriots.

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