Houston (1st - AFCS) at New England (1st - AFCE)

Matchup Details
Thu, Sep 22 - Gillette Stadium
KICK OFF - 8:25 PM ET
W/LATSHomeAwayO/U
Houston 2-0-02-0-02-0-00-0-00-2-0
New England 2-0-02-0-01-0-01-0-01-1-0
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Houston
PPlayerStatusNotes
WRB. Miller
day-to-day
Hamstring
09/23/16
Miller missed the last game with a hamstring injury and it is unknown if he will play during Week 4 against the Titans.
TES. Anderson
day-to-day
Hamstring
09/23/16
Anderson left the last game with a hamstring injury and it is undetermined if he will play during Week 4 against the Titans.
LBB. Cushing
Late Oct
Knee
09/19/16
Cushing torn his MCL in his right knee and is expected to miss six weeks of action.
TD. Brown
Out indefinitely
Quadricep
09/02/16
Brown is recovering from quadriceps surgery and has been placed on the PUP list. He will miss an undetermined amount of time.
LBG. Rivers
I-R
Undisclosed
09/07/16
Rivers was placed on the injured reserve list due to an unspecified injury and is expected to miss the entire 2016 season.
LBT. Washington Jr.
I-R
Undisclosed
09/07/16
Washington is expected to miss the entire 2016 season as he has been placed on the injured reserve list with an unknown injury.
SL. Ballentine
Elig Week 7
Knee
08/30/16
Ballentine is dealing with a knee injury and has been placed on the PUP list. He is eligible to return October 24th against the Broncos.
SK. Drummond
I-R
Leg
08/30/16
Drummond suffered a season-ending leg injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
KK. Fairbairn
I-R
Quadricep
08/30/16
Fairbairn is sidelined due to a quad injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.
CN. Martin
I-R
Ankle
08/29/16
Martin sustained a high-ankle sprain and has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list.
New England
PPlayerStatusNotes
GJ. Cooper
day-to-day
Foot
09/23/16
Cooper has sat out the last three games due to a foot injury and it is undetermined if he will return during Week 4 against the Bills.
LBD. Hightower
day-to-day
Knee
09/23/16
Hightower has sat out the last game due to a right knee injury and it is unknown if he will be available against the Bills during Week 4.
DBE. Rowe
day-to-day
Ankle
09/23/16
Rowe has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury and it is unclear if he will participate in in Week 4's game against the Bills.
QBJ. Garoppolo
day-to-day
Shoulder
09/23/16
Garoppolo missed the last game with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder and it is unclear if he will suit up during Week 4 against the Bills.
TEA. Derby
day-to-day
Undisclosed
09/23/16
Derby sat out the last game with an unspecified injury and it is unknown if he will play during Week 4 against the Bills.
QBJ. Brissett
day-to-day
Thumb
09/23/16
Brissett sprained his right thumb against the Texans and his status is unclear for Week 4 against the Bills.
DER. Ninkovich
Elig Week 5
Tricep
09/04/16
Ninkovich has a torn tricep and has also been handed a four game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy. He is eligible to return October 9th against the Browns.
QBT. Brady
Elig Week 5
Suspension
08/12/16
Brady had his previous four-game suspension reinstated by The U.S. Second Court of Appeals and will not be eligible to return until October 9th against the Browns.
RBD. Lewis
Elig Week 7
Knee
08/30/16
Lewis continues to recover from a torn ACL and has been placed on the PUP list. He is eligible to return October 23rd against the Steelers.
TS. Vollmer
Elig Week 7
Knee
08/30/16
Vollmer has been placed on the PUP list with a knee injury. Although he is eligible to return October 23rd against the Steelers, he is likely to miss the entire 2016 season.
GT. Jackson
Elig Week 7
Knee
08/29/16
Jackson has been placed on the PUP list with a knee injury but is eligible to return October 23rd against the Steelers.
NEWS

Covers Preview - Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien likely isn't going to shed a tear for the plight of former boss Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, who are expected to start third-round rookie Jacoby Brissett in Thursday's game at Foxborough, Mass. After enduring the round and round of their own quarterback carousel last year, the Texans have welcomed the stability afforded by pricey offseason acquisition Brock Osweiler while the Patriots have shuffled signal callers in the wake of Tom Brady's suspen

 
GAME THREAD
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Current Conditions - Foxborough
Sunny 64 °F
Wind: NNW 8.1
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