Damien Harris was questionable Friday with ankle and chest injuries. Harris, who ran 52 times for 294 yards and a touchdown the past three weeks, is playing — much to the Texans’ chagrin.
He has five carries for 25 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown run in which he was untouched.
James White took a screen pass 34 yards to set up Harris’ score.
The Patriots faced only one third down in their 10-play, 84-yard drive on their opening possession.
Cam Newton went 3-for-4 for 58 yards.
Cobb, though, injured his foot on the play and is questionable to return.