The Texans have done very little right, and they’ve now lost two fumbles on kick returns following Patriots field goals.
The Patriots just keep driving, keep eating clock and have dominated nearly every aspect of the game. It’s 20-0, Patriots, with 5:41 left in the third quarter.
After Tyler Ervin fumbled a kickoff in the third quarter, the Texans were twice flagged for pass interference on the ensuing drive. Those calls resulted in a six-play, 21-yard scoring drive capped by a short LeGarrette Blount touchdown run. Rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett hasn’t done much outside a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and he hasn’t needed to.
The Texans haven’t had the ball for the first nine-plus minutes of the third quarter, which means they still haven’t crossed the 50-yard line.
Blount has now scored in all three games this season.