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Week 14 Patriots vs Texans Live Updates, Television Details, Open Thread

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Game Analysis

Watch Alec and Rich's Pregame Show, or listen to them explain why James White is a future hero (and why he deserves more touches).

Tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to play, while the injury to guard Josh Kline will impact how often quarterback Tom Brady gets walloped on every play.

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.

Battle Red Blog answered our questions for the game.

Mike offers his X Factors and his game plan.

James White and Danny Amendola should be in every fantasy line-up this week.

Can you predict the final score? The Patriots don't lose three-in-a-row.

Playoffs

Here are the Patriots playoff clinching scenarios, as well as today's rooting guide.

An injury to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton really impacts the AFC playoff landscape.

Game Details

Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Kickoff: 8:30 PM EST

TV: NBC

Radio: 98.5 FM, with Scott Zolak and Bob Socci

SB Nation Coverage: Patriots vs Texans coverage

Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass for international viewers, 98.5 The Sports Hub Online Radio Stream

Announcers: Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth, with Michele Tafoya on the sideline

SB Nation Affiliates: Battle Red Blog

Use this as a game thread for open discussion.