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Patriots use late discipline aim to get 25-22 win over Texans

Rookie Mac Jones threw a landing cross to tie it within the fourth quarter and Nick People’s 21-yard discipline aim with 15 seconds left lifted the New England Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The sport was tied at 22 earlier than New England (2-3) used a 15-play, 85-yard drive capped by People’s fourth discipline aim of the sport to take the lead. The drive was stored alive when Maliek Collins was flagged for roughing the passer on third-and-18 early within the possession.


Houston rookie Davis Mills threw an incompletion after People’s discipline aim earlier than Brandin Cooks fumbled after a catch to seal New England’s victory.

Jones tied it when he linked with Hunter Henry on a 13-yard landing with about 9 minutes remaining.

Jones threw for 231 yards with a landing and an interception because the Patriots ended a two-game skid.

Mills threw for a career-high 312 yards with three touchdowns to bounce again from final week’s horrible efficiency the place he tied a franchise file with 4 interceptions.

However he was unable to maneuver the ball late because the Texans (1-4) misplaced their fourth straight after beating Jacksonville within the opener.

New England coach Invoice Belichick continued his success towards rookie quarterbacks, bettering to 23-6 in these video games.

Mills threw a 37-yard landing cross to Chris Conley on a flea flicker early within the third to increase Houston’s result in 22-9.

The Texans made an embarrassing mistake later within the third when Cameron Johnston’s punt bounced off the again of teammate Terrence Brooks for zero yards, giving the Patriots the ball on the Houston 36. New England took benefit of the error when People made a 52-yard discipline aim that lower the result in 22-12.

People added a 32-yard discipline aim later within the third to get the Patriots inside 22-15 and the Texans missed a 56-yard field-goal try early within the fourth quarter.

Mills regarded good early because the Texans capped an 18-play drive that took 10 minutes with an 11-yard TD cross from Mills to Antony Auclair. Ka’imi Fairbairn, who made his debut final week after opening the season on injured reserve, missed his first additional level try of the season to depart Houston up 6-0.

Damien Harris took a direct snap within the wildcat formation and ran 1 yard for a landing for New England early within the first and Nick People missed the PAT to tie it at 6-6.

The Texans regained the lead when Chris Moore, who was promoted from the observe squad Saturday, made a leaping catch to seize a brief cross and sprint for a 67-yard TD. Fairbairn missed once more to depart Houston up 12-6.

It’s the second time in franchise historical past that the Texans have missed two additional factors in a sport and the primary since Fairbairn additionally missed two in a 27-20 loss to the Falcons on Oct. 6, 2019.

The Patriots had an opportunity to tie it after that, however Harris fumbled close to the aim line, and the Texans recovered it.

The groups exchanged discipline objectives after that, to depart the Texans up 15-9 at halftime.



Houston left deal with Laremy Tunsil left the sport within the third quarter with a hand damage. … Harris needed to be helped off the sector within the fourth quarter with a rib damage.


Patriots: Host Dallas subsequent Sunday.

Texans: Go to Indianapolis subsequent Sunday.


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