No Brady, no Gronk, no Dion Lewis, no Ninkovinch, and now no Garoppolo, the Patriots on paper look quite depleted, mainly on the offensive side of the ball, but will this eradicate there chances of winning tonight. It shouldn't, that's how well coached, and well run this organization is. It's mind blowing how a team could be on their third string quarterback and still be favored to win a game against a team that has looked very good themselves coming into tonight's game. Something tells me not to say this but I'm going to anyways, the Patriots will lose this game tonight against the Texans, I know I'm going to hate myself later for saying that, but I'm going to stick with my gut. Gronk may or may not play tonight, that's a pretty big factor because he will make things a lot easier for Jacoby Brissett. I actually think Brissett will play quite well, he won't take the Patriots on many long scoring drives like Garoppolo was able to do, but he'll be able to manage the game quite well with Bill Belichick walking him through it play by play. The Texans defense is scary good, they'll be able to cheat a little and take away the run game since Garoppolo isn't their to keep them honest. The Patriots defense will have to play up to a new standard tonight if they want to win this game, the Texans offense will not make that easy for them with the amount of weapons they now possess. Osweiler hasn't looked flawless that's for sure, but I hope no one expected him to be, he's a young QB that has a lot to learn with some nice raw talent to build off. I don't expect this to be a high scoring affair, a lot of defense, a lot of punts, and some good ole smash mouth football from both sides. The Texans haven't had much fortune against the Patriots in the past, beating them once in their entire existence as a franchise. I look for the Texans to pick up their second win against the Patriots tonight, and their third win of the season as they continue to show the league that they're a young team on the rise. The Texans win a close one 26-21 as Will Fuller continues to prove he can be the jelly to DeAndre Hopkins peanut butter with another 100 yard performance. Please Texans, I beg of you, don't make me regret having faith in your squad.