The Patriots don’t necessarily have tight ends to throw to.
The Texans do, and they’re taking advantage.
Meanwhile, the Patriots are continuing to frustrate Tom Brady on offense. He hasn’t been sharp, but it underscores the reality of the season — that he doesn’t have much help in the passing game. Without security blanket Rob Gronkowski, this has been a harder climb this year, and Brady will have to adjust in the second half to make this one a game.
Brady was an unspectacular 7-of-19 for 82 yards with an interception at halftime, and is clearly not thrilled with what he’s seeing.