It was over when ...
This game was decided in the fourth quarter with Houston outscoring New England, 21-7. The Texans erased a 14-point deficit with three consecutive TD drives to end the game (not counting a one-snap victory formation drive).
The Texans were eliminated from the playoffs when the Jets beat the Bengals on Sunday night. ... Patriots WR Wes Welker left in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return. ... New England played its starters for most of the game, resting them only at the end of each half. ... Schaub started 16 games for the first time in his career. ... One season after knocking Brady out for the year, Texans S Bernard Pollard was once again the QB's nemesis, picking him off to set up Houston's winning TD drive.