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The Patriots vs. Texans Rivalry is a one-sided rivalry in the NFL, between the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans. This rivalry 'could' and 'should' be called the Liberals vs. Conservatives, with the Patriots representing the Liberals of New England and the Texans representing the Conservatives of the Deep South/Bible Belt. No surprise, the New England Patriots lead the rivalry series 9 games to 1, proving once and for all that Liberals are better than Conservatives at pretty much everything, even NFL football. These two teams are guaranteed a matchup at least once every three years, according to the schedule rotation.

Game Summaries [1] Edit

Home Team Away Team Date Result
Houston Texans New England Patriots November 23, 2003 Patriots win 23-20

(Overtime)

New England Patriots Houston Texans December 17, 2006 Patriots win 40-7
Houston Texans New England Patriots January 3, 2010 Texans win 34-27
New England Patriots Houston Texans December 10, 2012 Patriots win 42-14
New England Patriots Houston Texans January 13, 2013 Patriots win 41-28

(Playoff Game)

Houston Texans New England Patriots December 1, 2013 Patriots win 34-31
Houston Texans New England Patriots December 13, 2015 Patriots win 27-6
New England Patriots Houston Texans September 22, 2016 Patriots win 27-0
New England Patriots Houston Texans January 14, 2017 Patriots win 34-16

(Playoff Game)

Houston Texans New England Patriots

August 19, 2017

Texans win 27-23

(Preseason)

New England Patriots Houston Texans September 24, 2017 Patriots win 36-33
New England Patriots Houston Texans 2018 Season

(Date TBD)

TBD
Houston Texans New England Patriots 2021 Season

(Date TBD)

TBD

Notice:

  • A 2019 regular-season matchup would be in Houston (if the Texans and Patriots have the same placing in the 2018 season, as the Texans are in the AFC South) [2].
  • 2018 and 2021 games based on schedule rotation
  • Italicized and Underlined Games do not count toward all-time record, as they are Preseason Games.

Oilers vs. Patriots Game Summaries [3] Edit

***When the Patriots became the "New England Patriots". This list does not include games while under the name "Boston Patriots". The Houston Oilers are now the present-day Tennessee Titans

Home Team Away Team Date Result
New England Patriots Houston Oilers November 7, 1971 Patriots win 28-20
Houston Oilers New England Patriots November 25, 1973 Patriots win 32-0
New England Patriots Houston Oilers September 21, 1975 Oilers win 7-0
New England Patriots Houston Oilers November 12, 1978 Oilers win 26-23
New England Patriots Houston Oilers December 31, 1978 Oilers win 31-14

(Playoff Game)

Houston Oilers New England Patriots November 10, 1980 Oilers win 38-34
New England Patriots Houston Oilers October 18, 1981 Patriots win 38-10
New England Patriots Houston Oilers November 28, 1982 Patriots win 29-21
Houston Oilers New England Patriots October 18, 1987 Patriots win 21-7
Houston Oilers New England Patriots September 25, 1988 Oilers win 31-6
New England Patriots Houston Oilers October 8, 1989 Patriots win 23-13
New England Patriots Houston Oilers September 22, 1991 Patriots win 24-20
New England Patriots Houston Oilers October 17, 1993 Oilers win 28-14

Patriots win series 7-6

Citations Edit

[1] http://mcubed.net/nfl/ne/hou.shtml

[2] http://www.fbschedules.com/nfl-19/2019-new-england-patriots-football-schedule.php

[3] http://www.footballdb.com/teams/nfl/new-england-patriots/teamvsteam?opp=31

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