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Patriots blank Texans, 27-0, behind rookie QB Jacoby Brissett

Patriots blank Texans, 27-0, behind rookie QB Jacoby Brissett

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...

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