Every thing perceived to be going so effectively for Houston. The Texans were pushing across the as soon as-mighty Patriots, 22-9. Davis Mills was dealing fancy Tom Brady crossed with Joe Montana. And then … then issues went sideways.

Facing a 4th-and-2 on their possess 36, Houston pulled a double-reverse that failed to fool anyone nonetheless the Texans themselves. Terrence Brooks went in movement and lined up leisurely the center fancy he was about to settle the snap up conclude. As Current England’s protection came speeding in the direction of the line, Johnson dropped relief for the routine punt. Weird resolution, nonetheless OK. Then it in actuality bought weird and wonderful. 

Johnson punted the ball a ways too low, dinging correct off the aid of Brooks’s helmet. The ball spun correct out of bounds, giving Current England the ball deep in Texans territory.

In days past, that will maybe safe been a assured seven suggestions. But these don’t appear to be days past for Current England, and the Patriots may maybe only manage to pass the ball three yards on three downs. Gash Folks came in for the field aim, and in contrast to final week towards Tampa Bay, he did now not miss. The Texans peaceful held a 10-level lead, nonetheless they needed to be thanking the football gods that mess of a play did now not streak significant worse. 

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Jay Busbee is a creator for Yahoo Sports. Practice him on Twitter at @jaybusbee or contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com.

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