Ravens shock Broncos, 49ers rout Packers

continued from page 2

Question of the Day

Is it still considered bad form to talk politics during a social gathering?

View results

Houston must bring the fierce pass rush it often has shown with end J.J. Watt, who led the NFL with 20 1-2 sacks.

“Biggest goal of them all, Super Bowl, and this is a big step for us,” Watt said, “and we’re really excited about the challenge.”

That challenge comes against the NFL’s most prolific offense. The Texans and Patriots allowed the same number of points, 331, but New England led NFL in scoring with 557 points, 34.8 per game.

Brady would surpass Joe Montana for most postseason victories by a quarterback by beating Houston. Brady is 16-6, although he began 10-0.

He isn’t looking for a repeat of the Dec. 10 romp.

“Giving us an opportunity to have this game at home, I think that’s the important thing about last game,” Brady said. “Other than that, this is going to be a whole different game full of our own execution, our ability to try to beat a very good football team that’s played well all year.”

___

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player