Brissett now needs to prepare for Texans on Thursday (The Associated Press)

Jacoby Brissett inherited a 21-point lead – and good field position – when he made his NFL debut. If he makes his first career start against the Houston Texans on Thursday night, things will be a bit more difficult. The New England Patriots’ third-stringer was forced into action on Sunday when Jimmy Garoppolo injured his throwing shoulder in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins.