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Underdog Texans Face Big Challenge On Road Against Patriots

Underdog Texans Face Big Challenge On Road Against Patriots

The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night.

The Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots. They are winless in New England all time, including a shutout loss earlier this season when Tom Brady was out because of a suspension.

The Patriots enter the game as 151/2-point favorites over the visiting Texans — just the sixth time since 1966 that a team has been favored by at least 15 points in a playoff game.

In the five previous occasions only one underdog — the New York Jets in Joe Namath's Super Bowl guarantee — won the game.

New England says it isn't taking anything for granted in the divisional-round matchup...

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