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Pats pull away, with Shane Vereen scoring again

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Five weeks ago, the Patriots beat the Texans by 28 points.  Today, it could end up being even worse.

New England leads by 25 early in the fourth quarter, 38-13.  The latest score came via a 33-yard touchdown pass from Pats quarterback Tom Brady to running back Shane Vereen, who has made the most of an injury to Danny Woodhead that knocked him out after only one play of offense.

For the day, Vereen has three touchdowns — one on the ground and two by the sky.

The score came one play after the Texans opted to go for it on fourth and one from their own 33.  Quarterback Matt Schaub badly overthrew receiver DeVier Posey, and Brady dropped the ball perfectly into Vereen’s hands at the front of the end zone.

The Texans once again are driving, thanks to another long kickoff return from Danieal Manning.  And it’s not over yet.

But it’s close.

 

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17 Responses to “Pats pull away, with Shane Vereen scoring again”
  1. manilarizzo says: Jan 13, 2013 7:19 PM

    Shaub is just unravelling. Painful to watch.

  2. 49erlover says: Jan 13, 2013 7:19 PM

    Looks like it’ll be SF vs. NE/BAL in the big one.

  3. patsfan22 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:20 PM

    At this point just kick it out of bounds on kickoffs, seriously. They’re averaging 55 yards a return.

  4. jakec4 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:24 PM

    Good thing Arian Foster posted that article from that Patriots writer. This game is a real close nail biter thanks to that. Brady and the Pats might not even eclipse 500 yards of offense on them today.

  5. aljack88 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:25 PM

    if the Pats don’t smarten up with their special teams’ play, like don’t kick it to Manning, they’re going to let the texans back into it.

  6. lionsdraftguy says: Jan 13, 2013 7:25 PM

    FortyWhiners wish they could play on the same level as the Pats. Not gonna happen Harbaugh, ya little girl.

  7. 1bbfan says: Jan 13, 2013 7:29 PM

    Worst playoff game of the year!

  8. 4sacroc says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    “Houston… We have a problem. Matt Schaub cannot play QB.”

    “Roger that.”

  9. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:34 PM

    pats are trash

  10. britishraven says: Jan 13, 2013 7:37 PM

    Back they come

  11. ironmike778 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:38 PM

    Refs want Houston to win. This is a joke!!!!

  12. mrcogburn says: Jan 13, 2013 7:43 PM

    Onside kick with 5 minutes left?! Kubiak isn’t up to the task. One and done Houston strikes again.

  13. claymatthewshairplugs says: Jan 13, 2013 7:46 PM

    lionsdraftguy says:
    Jan 13, 2013 7:25 PM
    FortyWhiners wish they could play on the same level as the Pats. Not gonna happen Harbaugh, ya little girl.

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    I think you forgot how SF went into New England and took their lunch money.

  14. WatchThis says: Jan 13, 2013 7:57 PM

    As a lion’s fan, I love Lloyd’s mocking “get up and run after being down”.

  15. granadafan says: Jan 14, 2013 12:44 AM

    It’s great to see Vereen finally getting a chance to show his abilities. Great time for a breakout game.

  16. joetoronto says: Jan 14, 2013 4:32 AM

    The Pats obviously have a keeper in Shane Vereen.

    He’s a big play waiting to happen, love this kid.

  17. patsfan13 says: Jan 14, 2013 6:39 AM

    I loved it when they showed Coach Bill look over his shoulder to see Vereen score on that beautiful pass, and then go right back to coaching, as if so what, that was supposed to happen.

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