Another week, another new quarterback, another win for the New England Patriots.
Jacoby Brissett had a 27-yard touchdown run in his first NFL start at quarterback, LeGarrette Blount added scoring runs of one and 41 yards, and the Patriots beat the Houston Texans, 27-0, on Thursday night.
It was the Patriots' first shutout win since 2012. It was the first time the Texans have been shutout since a 27-0 loss at Jacksonville in 2003.
“We really asked a lot out of the team this week — they responded,” Patriots Coach Bill Belichick said. “Just really proud of the way our guys competed.”
Brissett started in place of...