BOSTON (CBS) — WBZ-TV’s Levan Reid passes along some news, notes and fun facts heading into Sunday’s Patriots-Texans tilt at Gillette Stadium.
– If you count the preseason, this marks the second season in a row that the Patriots and the Texans will play each other twice.
– This will be the 10th time overall the Patriots will face the Texans, with New England victorious in eight of their previous matchups. The Patriots are a perfect 5-0 against the Texans at home.
– Tom Brady is 5-1 against the Texans in the regular season and 2-0 in the postseason. He’s thrown 14 touchdowns and six interceptions in those eight contests.
– Brady is two regular season wins away from tying Brett Favre (186) for most wins in the regular season. He owns the most wins all-time for a quarterback with 209.
– Bill Belichick needs seven more wins to pass Tom Landry (270) for third place on the all-time coaching wins list.
– After last week’s win over the Saints, Brady now has 52 games where he’s thrown three touchdowns and no interceptions — the most in NFL history.
– Rob Gronkowski has racked up 100 yards in 24 regular season games, tying him for second place with Kellen Winslow on the all-time tight ends list. Tony Gonzalez is first with 31 games with 100 yards or more.
– New England rookie Deatrich Wise Jr. has had a sack in his first two NFL games. He’s the first Patriots rookie to do that since Chandler Jones did it in 2012.
– Patriots running back James White was teammates with Texans defensive end J.J. Watt for one season at Wisconsin.
Tune in to Sunday’s Patriots-Texans game on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV — the flagship stations of the New England Patriots. Pregame coverage begins on 98.5FM at 10am with Patriots Preview, and on WBZ-TV at 11:30am with Patriots GameDay. After the game, tune in to three hours of postgame coverage on the Sports Hub and catch Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s press conference’s live on Patriots 5th Quarter on myTV38!