The Patriots need their running game to take the pressure of their quarterback, but could Brady be asked to run in more short yardage situations?
Can tight end Asante Cleveland fill James Develin's role in the passing game, especially while wide receiver Brandon LaFell is on thin ice because catching the dang ball is important to Bill Belichick.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be facing the man who was standing in his own shoes a couple years ago.
James White and Danny Amendola should be in every fantasy line-up this week.
An injury to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton really impacts the AFC playoff landscape.
Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Kickoff: 8:30 PM EST
Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci
SB Nation Coverage: Patriots vs Texans coverage
Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, with Michele Tafoya on the sideline
SB Nation Affiliates: Battle Red Blog
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