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Monday Night Football: Patriots vs. Texans Tale of the Tape

12/10/12 in NFL   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Monday Night Football’s Patriots versus Texans matchup feels like a heavyweight title fight. It might very well be the biggest game of the season, or, at the very least, since the Giants played the 49ers back in Week 6. Both teams are currently the one and three seeds in the AFC playoff picture, and may be destined to meet each other in the AFC title game. Here is a quick look at the tale of the tape between these two heavyweight AFC teams.

Dec 2, 2012;  Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Koa Misi (right) looks over at New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) during their game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
The Patriots are for surging after starting the season 1-2 and are the three seed in the AFC

New England Patriots:
Record: 9-3 (4-1 home)
Division: First place AFC East
Streak: Won 6
Last loss: Seattle Seahawks (Week 6)
Passing YDS: 5th in NFL, 285.5
Rushing YDS: 8th in NFL, 140.8
Largest win: 38 points (against St. Louis)
Largest loss: 2 points (against Arizona)

Tom Brady:                                               Stevan Ridley                            Wes Welker
YDS: 3537                                                 YDS: 1010                                          YDS: 1064
Att: 460                                                     Car: 225                                              Rec: 92
Comp: 298                                               Avg: 4.5                                               Avg: 11.6
Percent: 64.8                                          YDS/G: 84.2                                         YDS/G: 88.7
TD: 25                                                       TD: 9                                                     TD: 4

Dec 2, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; The Houston Texans offensive squad huddles before a play against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. The Texans beat the Titans 24-10. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire
The Houston Texans are ready for a Super Bowl run after starting the season 11-1

Houston Texans:
Record: 11-1 (6-0 away)
Division: First place AFC South
Streak: Won 6
Last loss: Greenbay Packers (Week 6)
Passing YDS: 10th in NFL, 247.1
Rushing YDS: 6th in NFL, 142.5
Largest win:  28 points (against Baltimore)
Largest loss: 18 points (against Greenbay)

Matt Schaub                                  Arian Foster                                Andre Jonhson
YDS: 3062                                       YDS: 1102                                    YDS: 1114                                                  
Att: 413                                           Car: 283                                        Rec: 74
Comp: 266                                      Avg: 3.9                                        Avg: 15.1
Percent: 64.4                                 YDS/G: 91.8                                 YDS/G: 92.8
TD: 21                                              TD: 13                                           TD: 3
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