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Pats push lead back to 11

Johnathan Joseph, Aaron Hernandez, Barrett Ruud AP

Yep, the Texans should have deployed an onside kick to start the third quarter.

Instead, they kicked away.  And Pro Bowler Matthew Slater returned it to the New England 31.  And the Patriots then drove 69 yards in seven plays, with Stevan Ridley capping the effort from eight yards out.

A forty-yard catch and run by tight end Aaron Hernandez put the ball on the 12.  Two runs by Ridley resulted in the score.

Making things worse for the Texans is that cornerback Kareem Jackson suffered an apparently foot injury while trying to tackle Ridley short of the end zone.

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20 Responses to “Pats push lead back to 11”
  1. haliganhooligan says: Jan 13, 2013 6:36 PM

    how was that not OPI on hernandez when he push over the guy covering him?

  2. jiggy3198 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:37 PM

    Matt Schaub is a joke

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Jan 13, 2013 6:38 PM

    JJ WATT ain’t no punk

  4. benroethlisberger7 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:39 PM

    Why did they even play this game? Everyone knew the outcome.

  5. madtolive5 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:40 PM

    umm why?
    so if they fail in a predictable situation the pats have 50 yards to a tv?

  6. supremekingz says: Jan 13, 2013 6:41 PM

    Looks like it’s going to take the 49ers to dispose of the Patriots–again.

    Seems like you need an NFC team to show you how to beat Brady, SMH.

    See you in the Superbowl

  7. hockeyflow33 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:42 PM

    The Texans can thank the refs for this game being this close.

  8. footballfan58 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:42 PM

    Love my Pat’s but they are giving me serious heartburn right now! Come on TB and company – show ‘em your stuff!

  9. dma8152 says: Jan 13, 2013 6:47 PM

    And the refs are determined to give this game to Houston!

  10. bucslose says: Jan 13, 2013 6:49 PM

    Game over, unfortunately. Lets go Ravens!

  11. beerbudsnbevo says: Jan 13, 2013 7:07 PM

    Ravens-49ers Super Bowl

    You heard it here first

  12. tedmurph says: Jan 13, 2013 7:12 PM

    Please don’t run up the score you bad, bad, Pats. Everyone should get a trophy.

  13. beerndrums says: Jan 13, 2013 7:13 PM

    Houston…..you are an embarrassment to the NFL

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 13, 2013 7:14 PM

    Someone please tell Kubiak the appropriate thing to do on 4th and half a yard is RUN, not pass…. Kyle Shanahan and he both have this issue….painful to watch bad decision making from guys getting paid millions to make the right calls….

  15. wisdomnfl says: Jan 13, 2013 7:15 PM

    Nice season for texans but NE appears to be a machine right now.

  16. 49erlover says: Jan 13, 2013 7:16 PM

    We barely beat NE earlier in the year…I don’t wanna face them in the Super Bowl in three weeks.

  17. redandgoldhitman52 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:16 PM

    shaub is the worse qb in the playoffs

  18. gdeli says: Jan 13, 2013 7:16 PM

    i can’t watch this game, so boring. go nfc!

  19. dd2189 says: Jan 13, 2013 7:18 PM

    That forward progress no fumble was the worst call

  20. TheWizard says: Jan 13, 2013 9:14 PM

    how was that not OPI on hernandez when he push over the guy covering him?

    It was. As you saw it started getting called when Hernandez started using 2 hands and not hiding it very well. Receivers and D backs are, especially this year, constantly pushing it to see what they can get away with.

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