HOUSTON (AP) The first time Houston faced the Patriots, top cornerback Johnathan Joseph played while still struggling to get healthy, and outside linebacker Brooks Reed sat out with an injury.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots didn't need Rob Gronkowski when they dominated the Houston Texans last month.
Now he's back.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The anxiety-filled green room and draft day seem so long ago now to Aaron Rodgers.
HOUSTON (13-4) At NEW ENGLAND (12-4)
Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 9 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 10-7; New England 9-7