New England Patriots: Danny Amendola is ready to go for Week 3

Erica Murray
September 25, 2017

The rookie quarterback hit on throws despite taking hits from the Patriots on a consistent basis. A few different Patriots defenders looked to have a bead on Watson, who not only escaped their grasp but who kept his eyes downfield.

We have heard a lot about what head coach Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots like to do when it comes to rookie quarterbacks. They still got the win, and this year they are ready to roll out their franchise passing leader on the struggling Texans.

One thing was very clear after a half of football: DeShaun Watson, Houston's first round pick this April, has clearly added a dimension to the Texans offense that's never existed.

The New England Patriots will be perhaps the most closely watched team during Sunday's pre-game formalities.

With Houston trailing 7-3 after an early Brady touchdown pass to Gronkowski, the Texans' defense handed Watson great field position on the Patriots 44. On the Pats' final drive, safety Marcus Gilchrist forced a Brady strip-sack fumble that would have clinched the game had Houston recovered. After the two-minute warning, Brady marched the Patriots 85 yards for the go-ahead score - a 25-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks in the front corner of the end zone.

Some hawk-eyed followers noticed that Tom Brady "liked" Rodgers' post... And, yes, he threw a pretty frightful and underthrown pick against the Patriots on what can only presume was an expected comeback route.

Brady led the Patriots down the field in his first drive and found Rob Gronkowski for a 5-yard touchdown to kick off the scoring and give the Patriots a 7-0 lead. He also pulled a Houdini act late in the fourth quarter to allude multiple Patriots defenders and hit running back D'Onta Foreman for a 34-yard gain.

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