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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski after a first-quarter touchdown catch during a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2013)

New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans

The New England Patriots held on to beat the Houston Texans, 34-31, on Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

New England Patriots' Aqib Talib (31) breaks up
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New England Patriots' Aqib Talib (31) breaks up a pass intended for Houston Texans' Garrett Graham (88) during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the first half of a game against the Houston Texans. (Dec. 1, 2013)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots waits near the bench during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots waits for a play during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Andre Johnson #80
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans dives for the pilon as Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots knocks him out of bounds at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reaches for a pass in front of D.J. Swearinger#36 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots waits near the bench during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots waits for a play during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Andre Johnson #80
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans dives for the pilon as Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots knocks him out of bounds at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots reaches for a pass in front of D.J. Swearinger#36 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is tackled by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Case Keenum #7
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Texans talks with coach Gary Kubiak during the game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Ben Tate #44
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans scores on a 20 yard run in the second quarter as beats Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots to the endzone at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: J.J. Watt #99
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans is introduced to the crowd before the game agains tthe New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Julian Edelman #11
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots has the ball go off his fingertips as he is defended by Shiloh Keo #31 of the Houston Texans and Johnathan Joseph #24 at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

New England Patriots' Shane Vereen (34) scores a
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New England Patriots' Shane Vereen (34) scores a touchdown on a pass from Tom Brady during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) reaches for
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New England Patriots' Julian Edelman (11) reaches for a pass as Houston Texans' Kareem Jackson (25) defends during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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An injured New England Patriots' Steve Gregory (28)
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An injured New England Patriots' Steve Gregory (28) is attended to on the sidelines during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots' Tom Brady calls signals against
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady calls signals against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Houston Texans' Ben Tate celebrates a touchdown against
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Houston Texans' Ben Tate celebrates a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Houston Texans' Ben Tate (44) scores a touchdown
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Houston Texans' Ben Tate (44) scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots' Tom Brady walks of the
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New England Patriots' Tom Brady walks of the field after throwing an interception against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. Houston Texans' Johnathan Joseph made the interception. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots drops back to pass during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Houston Texans' Johnathan Joseph (24) runs with the
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Houston Texans' Johnathan Joseph (24) runs with the ball after intercepting a New England Patriots' Tom Brady pass during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski after
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski after a first-quarter touchdown catch during a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. (Dec. 1, 2013)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws a first quarter touchdown to Rob Gronkowski during the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Ben Tate of the Houston Texans scores a
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Ben Tate of the Houston Texans scores a first quarter touchdown past Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas.

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Ben Tate #44
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Ben Tate #44 of Houston Texans scores a first quarter touchdown past Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12
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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play in the huddle during the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski celebrates a touchdown
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New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski celebrates a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski catches a touchdown
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New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski catches a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins (10) is tripped by
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Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins (10) is tripped by New England Patriots' Aqib Talib, bottom right, after a reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

New England Patriots' Isaac Sopoaga celebrates after he
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New England Patriots' Isaac Sopoaga celebrates after he sacked Houston Texans' Case Keenum for a loss during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Texans' Case Keenum (7) is sacked by
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Houston Texans' Case Keenum (7) is sacked by New England Patriots' Isaac Sopoaga, right, and Chandler Jones (95) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Texans' Arian Foster (44) scores a touchdown
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Houston Texans' Arian Foster (44) scores a touchdown as New England Patriots' Logan Ryan (26) tries to make the stop during the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

New England Patriots' Dont'a Hightower (54) breaks up
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New England Patriots' Dont'a Hightower (54) breaks up a pass intended for Houston Texans' Garrett Graham (88) during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

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New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against
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New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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