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Patriots blast Texans to flex AFC muscle

New England Patriots Danny Woodhead (L), Brandon Bolden (C) and Stevan Ridley celebrate after the Patriots scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots Danny Woodhead (L), Brandon Bolden (C) and Stevan Ridley celebrate after the Patriots scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012....more

New England Patriots Danny Woodhead (L), Brandon Bolden (C) and Stevan Ridley celebrate after the Patriots scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (2nd L) is congratulated by teammates Tom Brady (L), Brandon Lloyd (2nd R) and Nate Solder after Ridley scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (2nd L) is congratulated by teammates Tom Brady (L), Brandon Lloyd (2nd R) and Nate Solder after Ridley scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in...more

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (2nd L) is congratulated by teammates Tom Brady (L), Brandon Lloyd (2nd R) and Nate Solder after Ridley scored a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak looks out from the sidelines near the end of the second half of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak looks out from the sidelines near the end of the second half of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak looks out from the sidelines near the end of the second half of their NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd recovers a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd recovers a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd recovers a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt knocks the ball away from New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (R) during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. The fumble was recovered by the Patriots for a touchdown. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt knocks the ball away from New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (R) during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. The fumble was recovered by the...more

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt knocks the ball away from New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead (R) during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. The fumble was recovered by the Patriots for a touchdown. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a pass against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a pass against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a pass against the Houston Texans during the second half of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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