CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – The New England Patriots face the Houston Texans in Week 3 of the NFL regular season. This is the 16th time the Pats play a Thursday night game.
The game starts at 8:25 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Houston Texans, 0 vs. New England Patriots, 27 – FINAL
Both teams are entering this game 2-0. In Week 1 and 2, the Patriots beat the Arizona Cardinals (23-21) and Miami Dolphins (31-24), while the Texans beat the Chicago Bears (23-14) and the Kansas City Chiefs (19-12).
The Patriots have been playing with Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback while Tom Brady services a 4 game suspension for the “Deflategate” investigation. Unfortunately, in the second quarter against the Dolphins, Garoppolo injured his throwing arm.
In a short week, rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett had to prepare to start against the Texans if Garoppolo couldn’t start. Earlier in the week, Coach Bill Belichick said, “He’s going to prepare for the game the same way, regardless of whether he’s going to start the game or not.”
This is the 7th time the Patriots and Texans meet in the regular season since 2002. New England is 3-0 at home against Houston. The last time the Pats lost to the Texans was in 2009, but it was the final game of the regular season and Brady didn’t play the entire game.
Week 1 – New England Patriots 23, Arizona Cardinals 21, WIN
Week 2 – Miami Dolphins 24, New England Patriots 31, WIN
Week 3 – Houston Texans at New England Patriots (Sep. 22nd, 8:25PM)
Week 4 – Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (Oct. 2nd, 1:00PM)
Week 5 – New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns (Oct. 9th, 1:00PM)
Week 6 – Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (Oct. 16th, 1:00PM)
Week 7 – New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers (Oct. 23rd, 4:25PM)
Week 8 – New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (Oct. 30th, 1:00PM)
Week 9 – BYE WEEK
Week 10 – Seattle Seahawks at New England Patriots (Nov. 13th, 8:30PM)
Week 11 – New England Patriots at San Francisco 49ers (Nov. 20th, 4:25PM)
Week 12 – New England Patriots at New York Jets (Nov. 27th, 8:30PM)
Week 13 – Los Angeles Rams at New England Patriots (Dec. 4th, 1:00PM)
Week 14 – Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (Dec. 12th, 8:30PM)
Week 15 – New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (Dec. 18th, 4:25PM)
Week 16 – New York Jets at New England Patriots (Dec. 24th, 1:00PM)
Week 17 – New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (Jan. 1st, 1:00PM)
Week 1 – New Orleans Saints 22, New England Patriots 34, WIN
Week 2 – Chicago Bears 22, New England Patriots 23, WIN
Week 3 – New England Patriots 19, Carolina Panthers 17, WIN
Week 4 – New England Patriots 17, New York Giants 9, LOSS