Yes, the New England Patriots did embarrass the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football just one month ago. But don't let that 28-point victory fool you.
While it may have proven that the Patriots are the better team, it certainly didn't prove that the Texans are incapable of beating the Pats. If a couple of breaks had gone the Texans way early or the Patriots had failed to execute certain aspects of the game well, then the game could have easily gone the other way.
With that in mind, here are five things the Patriots must do to avoid a repeat of 2010, when they demolished the Jets in the regular season (45-3), then lost to them in the playoffs (28-21).