Tom Brady threw three first-half touchdowns as the Patriots held off the Texans 27-20 in Foxboro. Brady threw for 277 yards and hooked up with Rob Gronkowski, Phillip Dorsett and James White for scores. The Pats tacked on two second-half field goals to pull away. Gronkowski finished with seven catches for 123 yards. Deshaun Watson threw for a score and Alfred Blue rushed for another in the second half for Houston, which couldn't close the gap. Tyrann Mathieu recorded an interception and recovered a fumble in his Houston debut. The Texans are 1-and-9 all-time versus the Patriots.
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