The Texans continue to lord over that expansive prairie known as the AFC. But this weekend, they'll have to head northeast to contend with some cityfolk.
Houston (11-1), with one notable hiccup against Green Bay, has taken care of every team on its schedule. Arian Foster, averaging almost 100 yards from scrimmage per game, has made a compelling case to be called the best running back in the NFL. The Texans do have their weaknesses, but running the ball isn't one of them.
They'll face the New England Patriots (9-3), who already clinched a playoff berth last Sunday by wrapping up the AFC East division title. But division titles are to be expected in Foxborough, and the Pats won't rest until they lock up a first-round bye. If they can hold serve at home against the Texans, they have an outside chance of securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
Check out our video preview of Texans at Patriots, because we put a lot of time into it and this game could very well be a preview of the AFC championship next month. Enjoy our takes in the video above and leave your own in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.