Rookie Brissett shines as Patriots roll over Texans (AFP)

Bill Belichick never seems to run out of chess pieces to move around as the New England Patriots routed Houston 27-0 behind the throwing and running of rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Thursday. The Patriots have proven before that they can win without Brady, but not many expected them to be undefeated during the first three games of the Brady-less era, especially after backup Garoppolo went down.