New England Patriots: 3 Players that must shine vs. Texans, Week 13

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1. Tom Brady

This season, Tom Brady has done what he has done best throughout the course of his 20-year NFL career and that is going out and doing whatever it takes to help New England notch a victory and come out on top at the end of the contest. That has been the case even if it means his numbers and statistics from a given game aren’t exactly that impressive.

Such was the case in the Week 12 victory at home against the Dallas Cowboys, where Brady and the Patriots edged the Cowboys but the veteran quarterback didn’t really impress all that much with his individual performance and numbers.

In the win at home in Foxborough, Brady converted on 17 of his overall 37 pass attempts to tally a total of 190 yards and one touchdown through the air in a game that was impacted by weather throughout the course of the day.

With a quarterback rating of just 38.2 in the game, Brady did manage to escape turning the ball over in the contest while helping lead his team to a 5-0 record at home to this point in the year.

Looking ahead to the Week 13 matchup on the road against the Houston Texans, Brady will need to step up and shine for the Patriots in what might turn into an offensive-heavy contest in Houston.

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If Brady is able to put together a strong performance, that will put New England in a nice position to grab its third straight win and 11th win of the 2019 campaign.