In a big Monday night game in New England, Tom Brady is stepping up in a big way.
The Patriots jumped out to an early 14-0 lead over the Texans, thanks to Brady going 6-fot-8 for 114 yards on New England’s first two offensive possessions. The Patriots’ first drive ended with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez, and their second drive ended with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd.
The Texans have shown some promise on offense, but Devin McCourty picked off a Matt Schaub pass in the end zone to end Houston’s most promising first quarter drive.
Houston can’t afford many more missed opportunities like that one. With the way Brady is playing tonight, this game could get ugly.
UPDATE 9:25 p.m. ET: The Patriots are scoring faster than we can update the site, making it 21-0 early in the second quarter.