Patriots win as expected, but sloppy performance should give everyone else confidence (Shutdown Corner)

A better team might have beat the New England Patriots on Saturday night. It could also be argued that the Patriots weren’t as motivated as you’d expect for a divisional round playoff game, because they prepared all week for a clearly overmatched Houston Texans team. No matter how often the Patriots coaches presumably preached about how tough the Texans could be, the players knew going in they were overwhelming favorites.
Source: Yahoo.com