Obviously I did not pick this big of a blowout, but I'm not that surprised that the Pats did this. Brady did a great job of picking his spots and getting rid of the ball quickly, and that ultimately was too much. Watt was having an unbelievable game, but it didn't matter because Brady was feeling the pocket pretty well. The defense kept the Texans in front of them and didn't have any breakdowns. This is a large contrast from where the Pats were several weeks ago, but a smart Patriot fan shouldn't be shocked. Belichick's defenses typically become much more cohesive in the 2nd half of the season, and you can tell that every player knows their role now. Hopefully Talib is okay, but I fear he has re-injured his hip, which has been a problem for him during his career. Thankfully, McCourty can step in and play corner like he did tonight. With the way the front seven is playing, it will take a lot of pressure off of the secondary anyway. Vince Wilfork is playing at an All-Pro level, and Patricia has drawn up some very effective blitz packages. Mayo getting some opportunities to blitz has been very exciting to watch.
Next week will be a very tough game, but you have to like the Pats' chances since it at home again. Jim Harbaugh is a damn good coach, so it will be fun to see Belichick and Harbaugh go at it.