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Football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA
y-New England1030.769472274
N.Y. Jets670.462245306
Buffalo580.385289352
Miami580.385240276

South

WLTPctPFPA
x-Houston1120.846365263
Indianapolis940.692292329
Tennessee490.308271386
Jacksonville2110.154216359

North

WLTPctPFPA
Baltimore940.692331273
Pittsburgh760.538278264
Cincinnati760.538321280
Cleveland580.385259272

West

WLTPctPFPA
y-Denver1030.769375257
San Diego580.385292281
Oakland3100.231248402
Kansas City2110.154195352

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

WLTPctPFPA
N.Y. Giants850.615373270
Washington760.538343329
Dallas760.538300314
Philadelphia490.308240341

South

WLTPctPFPA
y-Atlanta1120.846337259
Tampa Bay670.462354308
New Orleans580.385348379
Carolina490.308265312

North

WLTPctPFPA
Green Bay940.692323279
Chicago850.615308219
Minnesota760.538283286
Detroit490.308320342

West

W L T Pct PF PA
San Francisco 9 3 1 .731 316 184
Seattle 8 5 0 .615 300 202
St. Louis 6 6 1 .500 236 279
Arizona 4 9 0 .308 186 292
x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

Dec. 10

New England 42, Houston 14

Thursday

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday

Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m.

Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Seattle vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Oakland, 4:25 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco at New England, 8:20 p.m.

Monday

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.

LATE MONDAY

Patriots 42, Texans 14

Houston 0 0 7 7 14
New England 14 7 7 14 42

First Quarter

NE–Hernandez 7 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:27.

NE–Lloyd 37 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 2:49.

Second Quarter

NE–Hernandez 4 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 11:01.

Third Quarter

NE–Stallworth 63 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:49.

Hou–Foster 1 run (S.Graham kick), 6:12.

Fourth Quarter

NE–Lloyd fumble recovery in end zone (Gostkowski kick), 14:15.

NE–Ridley 14 run (Gostkowski kick), 7:23.

Hou–Yates 1 run (S.Graham kick), 2:00.

A–68,756.

Hou NE
First downs 19 27
Total Net Yards 323 419
Rushes-yards 27-100 33-130
Passing 223 289
Punt Returns 2-1 4-50
Kickoff Returns 2-39 1-7
Interceptions Ret. 1-1 1-19
Comp-Att-Int 21-36-1 21-36-1
Sacked-Yards Lost 2-24 1-7
Punts 7-49.3 5-48.0
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0
Penalties-Yards 7-70 6-56
Time of Possession 29:11 30:49

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING–Houston, Foster 15-46, Tate 8-46, Forsett 3-7, Yates 1-1. New England, Ridley 18-72, Vereen 8-40, Bolden 2-11, Brady 1-6, Woodhead 1-4, Mallett 3-(minus 3).

PASSING–Houston, Schaub 19-32-1-232, Yates 2-4-0-15. New England, Brady 21-35-0-296, Mallett 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING–Houston, Johnson 8-95, Foster 4-39, Jean 2-31, Daniels 2-24, Casey 1-30, Posey 1-19, Forsett 1-14, Tate 1-(minus 1), Martin 1-(minus 4). New England, Hernandez 8-58, Lloyd 7-89, Welker 3-52, Woodhead 2-34, Stallworth 1-63.

MISSED FIELD GOALS–None.

AP PRO32-POWER RANKINGS

The Associated Press Pro32 NFL Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 11, total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote, and previous ranking:

W L T Pts Pvs
1. Patriots (11) 10 3 0 383 2
2. Broncos (1) 10 3 0 369 4
3. 49ers 9 3 1 352 5
4. Houston Texans 11 2 0 344 1
5. Atlanta Falcons 11 2 0 333 2
6. Packers 9 4 0 321 7
6. New York Giants 8 5 0 321 8
8. Baltimore Ravens 9 4 0 292 6
8. Seattle Seahawks 8 5 0 292 12
10. Colts 9 4 0 284 10
11. Redskins 7 6 0 259 14
12. Chicago Bears 8 5 0 248 9
13. Steelers 7 6 0 234 11
14. Dallas Cowboys 7 6 0 229 16
15. Vikings 7 6 0 222 18
16. Bengals 7 6 0 221 13
17. St. Louis Rams 6 6 1 180 19
18. Buccaneers 6 7 0 176 15
19. Saints 5 8 0 159 17
20. New York Jets 6 7 0 145 23
21. Chargers 5 8 0 141 24
22. Browns 5 8 0 136 25
23. Miami Dolphins 5 8 0 127 20
24. Detroit Lions 4 9 0 106 22
25. Panthers 4 9 0 101 27
26. Buffalo Bills 5 8 0 100 21
27. Eagles 4 9 0 77 29
28. Titans 4 9 0 62 26
29. Cardinals 4 9 0 39 28
30. Chiefs 2 11 0 29 30
30. Oakland Raiders 3 10 0 29 31
32. Jaguars 2 11 0 25 32

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