Another great win for the offense, but Belichick has to figure out what's wrong with the defense. Rookie QBs shouldn't be able to score that much against the SB Champions at home.
To be fair, 7 points came off that Brady fumble scooped up for a TD (bad O-Line play).
Defense wasn't great though, I agree, and the reason is because ZERO pass rush. It's no surprise our secondary gets tired fairly quick and as a result looks mediocre later in the game. Give ANY QB 10 seconds to throw per play and they will make you pay.
But glad they buckled down a little late and forced HOU into those FG's, which is what the Pats do best (give up a ton of yards and small plays but keep you out of the endzone).
Not too worried. Even in 2014-2015 it took the guys about 5-6 weeks to gel with Revis, Browner, ETC., and they were red hot in the 2nd half of the season into the playoffs. Malcolm Butler had a great game too, which is encouraging. Need Hightower back, he's the anchor to this defense.