The Patriots went 8-9 in 2022 and finished in third place in the AFC East.
Bill Belichick enters his 24th season as the Patriots head coach, and he's guided New England to six Super Bowl victories, and three Super Bowl appearances.
Houston's played the Patriots 12 times during the regular season and won three of those games. They've not traveled to New England since the 2018 regular season opener.
Notable Patriots: QB Mac Jones, DB Christian Gonzalez, DB Marcus Jones, LB Matthew Judon, TE Mike Gesicki
OL Shaq Mason played in New England from 2015 through 2021. FB Andrew Beck played for the Patriots in 2019. DL Chase Winovich was a Patriot from 2019 through 2021. TE Dalton Keene played for the Patriots in 2020 and 2021. WR Brandin Cooks spent the 2017 season with New England. CB Keion Crossen's rookie season of 2018 was with the Patriots. OL Marcus Cannon spent the first nine seasons of his career (2011-2019) with the Patriots. General Manager Nick Caserio spent 2001 through 2020 in New England.
Patriots Offensive Coordinator Bill O'Brien was the Texans' Head Coach from 2014 through 2020. TE Coach Will Lawing was an assistant coach in Houston from 2014 through 2020.