Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans (Reuters)

(The Sports Xchange) – Rookie Jacoby Brissett, making his first NFL start, got plenty of help from the visiting Texans in the New England Patriots’ 27-0 rout of Houston on Thursday. Brissett, playing for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, who was playing for the suspended Tom Brady, ran a bootleg 27 yards for a touchdown and managed the game well in his debut, as the Patriots improved to 3-0 during Brady’s four-game Deflategate absence. The Texans (2-1) fumbled away two kickoffs, leading to two New England touchdowns, and were also guilty of an interception.