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Patriots vs Texans: Chris Hogan scores his second wide-open touchdown of the game

New England re-takes the lead.

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The New England Patriots and Houston Texans are playing a back-and-forth game. Right now, the defending world champions are in the lead as Tom Brady threw his third touchdown pass of the game; the second one to wide receiver Chris Hogan:

As has been the case on his first touchdown catch of the game, Hogan was wide open. It worked because of the formation and the pressure it put on Houston's defense: Free safety Andre Hall was reacting to the out route by wide receiver Brandin Cooks, which in turn freed up Hogan down the middle of the field.

The second-year Patriot has now caught four passes for 68 yards and a pair of scores. Tom Brady, meanwhile is 10 of 15 for 162 yards and three first half touchdowns.