The NFL announced earlier this week the game time for the Week 13 game between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots in Houston on Dec. 1 has been changed.
Due to the NFL “Flex Scheduling,” the game is now set for 1 p.m. EDT on CBS, instead of the original time of 4:25 EDT. The Kansas City Chiefs against the Denver Broncos will now be the afternoon game that day, in their second meeting of the season.
The last time the Texans and Patriots met was Jan. 13, 2013 in the AFC Divisional Playoffs where the Texans lost to the Patriots, 41-28. In the regular season last year, the Patriots defeated the Texans, 42-14.
The Patriots lead the all-time series, 4-1 with the lone Texans win coming on Jan. 3, 2009 by a 34-27 score.
This season’s game looks to be more of the same for the Texans, though it is still a couple weeks away. I don’t see this team being able to defeat the Patriots (or many other teams) when this part of the season arrives.
As for this weekend’s game, the Texans will host the Oakland Raiders, who are 3-6 on the season. The Texans enter this Week 11 game at 2-7 overall.
Houston will be without running back Arian Foster against the Raiders, with the Texans officially putting the starting running back on the injured reserve list, closing his 2013 season.