Patriots vs. Texans: Takeaways from New England's 34-31 Win over Houston

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Patriots vs. Texans: Takeaways from New England's 34-31 Win over Houston
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The New England Patriots once again needed a comeback this week against the Houston Texans, pulling out a 34-31 win that moved them to 9-3.

New England came out flat, but when the offense suddenly became unstoppable in the second half, it was enough to overcome a defense that gave up 4.3 yards-per-rush on the day.

It was looked like a classic letdown game, but the Pats made the clutch plays they needed on a day they clearly didn't have their best lineup or energy. 

What does that and the rest of it all mean? Here are the takeaways.

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