Houston Texans: 5 most important games in 2015

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Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback

Tom Brady

(12) passes as he is rushed by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Week 14: at the New England Patriots

After Deflate-Gate and the sanctions faced by the team, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be out for blood. In Week 14, J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans will be who’s standing in their way.

This game will be Houston’s last non-divisional game of the season, and once again will be a tone-setting game. Winning this will be a huge boost for the team and set them on the right track for their final three weeks, whereas a loss would do the opposite.

The Patriots will be a very good team again in 2015, and looking to defend their Super Bowl title. Nobody would blame the Texans for being unable to slow down New England’s roll, but if they can get a victory here, it could be the spring-board that launches them into postseason success.

A road victory in New England would show the league that the Texans are ready to compete at a high level, and prove that they can play with anyone in the NFL.

Next: Week 15