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FINAL: Patriots 27, Texans 20: Live updates from Gillette Stadium

Erin Walsh
September 09, 2018 - 11:54 am

Football is back.

The Patriots will host the Texans in Week 1 of the season Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. New England is favored by six points and historically is 9-1 against the Texans. The Patriots came away with a 36-33 win in Week 3 last year, which came down to the final minute. It would not be a surprise if it happens again.

Follow along all afternoon long as we'll provide live updates from the game.

Patriots start the season 1-0 with their win over the Texans. They will face the Jacksonville Jaguars next week on September 16.

Notable Stats:

Tom Brady: 26/39, 277 yards, 3 TDs, 1INT. 

Rob Gronkowski: 7 receptions, 123 yards, 1 TD.

Deshaun Watson: 17/34, 176 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT.

Lamar Miller: 98 yards

Final Score: Patriots 27, Texans 20.

4:13 PM: Deshaun Watson rushes for a first down. 

4:10 PM: Unnecessary roughness called on the Patriots. First down for the Texans.

4:09 PM: Ryan Allen punt lands at the HOU 1 yard line. First and ten for the Texans. 

3:58 PM: Touchdown Texans, Watson to Ellington for 5 yards. Patriots 27, Texans 20.

3:58 PM: Deshaun Watson sacked for a loss of 5 yards.

3:57 PM: Holding called on Stephon Gilmore. 5 yard penalty, Texans first down.

3:55 PM: False start on Deshaun Watson, 5 yard penalty. Remains first down.

3:53 PM: Holding called on Stephon Gilmore. 5 yard penalty, automatic first down for the Texans.

3:51 PM: Riley McCarron muffs punt return, result of the play is a fumble. Recovered by former Patriot Johnson Bademosi. 

3:46 PM: Punt returned by Tyler Ervin, 9 yards to the HOU 34 yard line. 

3:45 PM: Tom Brady sacked by DJ Reader for a loss of 3 yards. 

3:39 PM: Trey Flowers/Lawrence Guy with the split sack on Deshaun Watson for a loss of 7 yards. 

3:38 PM: Tyler Ervin with a 32 yard punt return to the HOU 31. 

3:35 PM: 35 yard field goal by Gostkowski is good. Patriots 27, Texans 13.

3:31 PM: Brady sacked by DJ Reader for a loss of 7 yards. 

End Third Quarter: Patriots 24, Texans 13.

3:19 PM: Texans touchdown, Watson hands off to Blue for a 1 yard run. Patriots 24, Texans 13.

3:18 PM: False start on the Houston offense, 5 yard penalty. Remains first down.

3:14 PM: Tyler Ervin with a 31 yard punt return.

3:11 PM: 39 yard field goal by Gostkowski is good, Patriots increase their lead to 24-6.

3:07 PM: Johnson called for holding Hogan, 5 yard penalty. Patriots first down.

3:06 PM: Brady to Gronk for a 30 yard gain and a first down.

Injury update: Jeremy Hill out for the remainder of the game with a right knee injury.

3:04 PM: Texans go for it on 4th and 5, Watson pass intended for Griffin incomplete. Turnover on downs.

2:58 PM: Watson to Hopkins for a 12 yard gain and a first down. 

2:55 PM: Brady pass deep middle to Gronkowski, Gronk fumbles. Fumble recovery by Tyrann Mathieu. Jeremy Hill injured on the play.

2:51 PM: Riley McCarron on the punt return, fair catch at the NE 21 yard line. 

2:49 PM: Tyler Ervin on the punt return, Texans get the ball to start the second half and go three-and-out.

Halftime: Patriots 21, Texans 6. 

2:31 PM: Patriots touchdown, Brady to Dorsett, 4 yards. 

2:28 PM: Brady to Gronk for 28 yards. 

2:24 PM: 10 yard penalty on the Texans, illegal block. They go three-and-out, Patriots get the ball back.

2:23 PM: 5 yard penalty on the Texans, false start. 

2:16 PM: Patriots go three-and-out.

2:14 PM: Deshaun Watson pass intended for Vyncint Smith intercepted by Stephon Gilmore in the end zone for a touchback. Patriots take over at their own 20 yard line.

2:09 PM: Tyler Ervin on the punt return, 11 yards. Texans take over at their own 34 yard line.

2:05 PM: Patterson 19 yard punt return.

2:02 PM: Texans 36 yard field goal by Fairbairn is good. 

2:01 PM: Deshaun Watson sacked by Deatrich Wise for a loss of 4.

Injury Update: Texans, Seantrel Henderson, is out for the remainder of the game with an ankle injury. 

1:53 PM: Patriots touchdown. Brady to White, 12 yards. 

1:51 PM: Tom Brady 2 yard run up the middle, Patriots first down.

End First Quarter: Patriots 7, Texans 3. 

1:44 PM: Pass interference on Johnathan Joseph, 14 yard penalty. Patriots first down.

1:41 PM: Ka'imi Fairbairn 42 yard Texans field goal.

1:40 PM: Deshaun Watson sacked at NE 24 yard line. -7 yards on the play. Sack split by Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise.

1:35 PM: Tom Brady pass intended for James White intercepted by Tyrann Mathieu at NE 17 yard line. 

1:33 PM: Illegal shift called on Cordarrelle Patterson, 5 yard penalty. 

1:28 PM: Texans forced to punt, Riley McCarron on the return. Fair catch made.

1:25 PM: Lamar Miller, 31 yards for a Texans first down.

1:15 PM: Texans go three-and-out. Patriots defense stands tall.

1:09 PM: Patriots touchdown. Brady to Gronk, 21 yards. 

1:06 PM: Texans fumble. Recovery by Dont'a Hightower. 

1:04 p.m.: Patriots get ball to start and go three-and-out.

11:50 a.m.: The following Patriots players are inactive for the game: tight end Jacob Hollister, defensive end Derek Rivers, cornerback Keion Crossen, cornerback J.C. Jackson, running back Sony Michel, wide receiver Chad Hansen, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke.

11:45 a.m.: There were some newsy items coming out of Gillette Sunday morning.

-- Rob Gronkowski reportedly played role in nixing potential trade out of New England

-- Josh McDaniels reportedly has 5-year deal, will be paid like first-time head coach

Related: Patriots inactives: Jacob Hollister will miss season opener