When Tom Brady is at the helm of your offense, your team will be guaranteed to have of the most dominant offenses in the NFL. The Patriots are well aware of this fact, as they have won three Super Bowls in the past 10 season and have made it to two more as well.
Along with Brady, the future Hall of Famer, the Patriots have a number of dangerous receiving threats. Two members of their receiving corps, Wes Welker as a wide receiver and Ron Gronkowski as a tight end, excelled last season and were elected to the Pro Bowl.
In addition, the Patriots utilize Aaron Hernandez, a tight end who could be a starter on nearly any team in the NFL, and also added Brandon Lloyd in free agency. Despite having a lackluster season last year, Lloyd led the NFL in receiving in 2010 with 1,448 yards.
While they struggled running the ball last season, the addition of Joseph Addai should assist the rushing attack, but it hardly matters as Tom Brady and the Patriots' passing game is incredibly efficient.
The Texans' offense, however, can go blow for blow with the Patriots'.
With Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson set to return healthy for the start of next season, the Texans' offense can be considered one of the most balanced in the entire NFL. While the offense runs through the rush, Schaub has proven that the passing attack can be just as effective as the running game with Arian Foster.
Before the emergence of Foster, Schaub threw for 4,770 yards in 2009 in a record-breaking season, with Andre Johnson on the receiving end of many of those passes.
While the pass works terrifically for the Texans when Schaub is healthy, the rush is even better. Arian Foster was the recipient of the NFL rushing title in 2010 with a total of 1,616 yards, and he also leads all running backs and wide receivers with 4,061 yards from scrimmage in the past two seasons.
Although the Texans' offense has been fantastic recently, the Patriots' offense has been and will be simply too dominant.
Winner: New England Patriots