The Houston Texans once looked like the best team in the AFC. Unfortunately, they lost Matt Schaub in a freak injury, but Matt Leinart came in and the Texans offense didn't miss a beat. Then Leinart went down with a broken collarbone in his first start after throwing two TDs (I believe) and in comes T.J. Yates.
Yates is a relative unknown from the University of North Carolina, a school who had never boasted of an NFL starter until then. The rookie saw flashes of brilliance, and some struggle too, but performed remarkably better than people expected.
It kind of reminds you of a certain other QB's humble beginnings in this league. How fitting would it then be if T.J. Yates gets his chance to spark his own legendary career against the man who took his own opportunity and subsequently became one of the best to ever play the game? Not to mention, it'd be interesting to see how Houston's defense stacked up against the juggernaut that is the Pats offense.