Circling this game on the calendar was a pretty safe bet.
With revenge in mind, even with a 2-9 record, the Houston Texans came to play on Sunday and found themselves in a shootout with one of the AFC's best.
It was the composure of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski that won in the end, but that shouldn't take away from the heart the Texans showed. When the time came to answer, guys like Case Keenum and Ben Tate stood strong, and there was finally some decent play-calling from the sidelines.
Here are the takeaways from the Texans' Week 13 loss.