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2013 NFL Playoffs, AFC Divisional Round: Houston Texans at New England Patriots Open Thread

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One final game this weekend, with the winner to take on Baltimore.

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AFC Divisional round: Texans vs. Patriots

SB Nation blog: Battle Red Blog | Pats Pulpit

Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 13, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TV Schedule: CBS
NFL odds: Patriots -9.5
NFL picks: Patriots, 35-20

Hey, remember when Houston was going off on people early in the year? They haven't exactly looked so invulnerable in the weeks before the playoffs, falling out of the first-round-bye competition in the final weeks of the season. They did, however, hang on to the AFC South and beat up Cincinnati to advance to this point.

And on the other side of the ledger are the Patriots, also not looking invulnerable but still having the outstanding combination of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at the helm. And with Peyton Manning falling out of the playoffs yesterday, ESPN's probably begging Brady to not screw this up.

The winner plays Baltimore next weekend. This is your open thread for the AFC game today. Open Thread Responsibly (TM).