On October 10th, the New England Patriots took on the Houston Texans at home.
Back and Forth in the first quarter
In the first quarter, there was not a lot of initial action, since both teams scored a touchdown which made the score 6-6 at the end of the quarter. Both kickers missed the extra point.
Texans were getting the job done
In the second quarter, the Texans drove down the field to score, making the score 12-6 Texans, and then scoring a field goal to make the score 15-9. While on the other hand, the Patriots on offense did not do so hot by fumbling the ball and giving it back to the Texans..
Patriots were having trouble on offense
In the third quarter, the Patriots were having some trouble getting it going on the offensive side of the ball, with Mac Jones throwing an interception giving the ball to the Texans, who then drove down the field to score, making the score mid-third quarter 22-9 Texans.. But both defenses did a decent job of holding both offenses to punting the ball away. By the end of the third quarter, it was Texans 22, Patriots 15.
Patriots making a stunning comeback
In the game’s final quarter, the Patriots rallied back to win by marching down the field to score on offense, causing a fumble by the Texans on defense, and kicking a field goal to win, making the final score 25-22 Patriots.
The main takeaway from this game is that both teams have multiple areas to improve upon related to offense. Both Mac Jones and Davis Mills have to work on ball security, including avoiding throwing interceptions (even though they are rookies). Conversely, the defenses need to stop the run and get more interceptions and sacks. Furthermore, both teams were good today, but only one could be better than the other. We will see you the following week, folks.