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Texans tight end Ryan Griffin 'very sick' of losing to Patriots

Ryan Hannable
September 06, 2018 - 10:54 am

Every time the Texans play the Patriots, it has special meaning for tight end Ryan Griffin, as he grew up in Londonderry, New Hampshire and was a huge fan of the team growing up.

Whenever the Texans travel to New England he has countless ticket requests, like Sunday when he will have 60 family and friends in attendance. While it's good to have a big fan section, they haven't had much to cheer about as Griffin as lost to the Patriots in all five meetings.

Speaking to reporters in Houston this week, Griffin hopes that changes Sunday.

"Very sick of losing to these guys," he said. "We've been closer and closer every time. We owe them one. We owe five of them. I'm sick of losing to them. They know what we do. They know what we do. It's going to be about who plays the hardest and sticks to their technique."

Overall, the Patriots are 9-1 historically against the Texans with their one loss coming in 2010.

"Hopefully, they're in for an upset," Griffin said, speaking of his family and friends. "They'll be supporting me, win, lose or draw. Hopefully, we can give them a win."

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