Texans score 20 straight points to upend Patriots

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Aug 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (13) makes a catch for a touchdown against New England Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden (7) during the first half at Gillette Stadium.

Aug 10, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (13) makes a catch for a touchdown against New England Patriots cornerback Isaiah Bolden (7) during the first half at Gillette Stadium.
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Davis Mills and Case Keenum each threw a touchdown while the Houston Texans held the New England Patriots to 180 total yards in a 20-9 preseason victory on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass

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After Jalen Mills intercepted rookie C.J. Stroud’s pass on the game’s first possession, Nick Folk got the Patriots on the board first with a 44-yard field goal

Houston took a 7-3 lead into halftime on Davis Mills’ 6-yard TD toss to Nathaniel Dell, who finished with game highs of five catches and 65 yards

Stroud, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2023 draft, finished 2-for-4 passing for 13 yards

Dalton Keene gave the Texans a 14-3 lead in the third with a 1-yard TD plunge, capping an eight-play, 55-yard drive

On a fourth-and-3 play in the fourth quarter, Keenum capped the Texans‘ scoring with a 5-yard touchdown toss to Alex Bachman to make it 20-3

The Patriots scored their lone TD on rookie quarterback Malik Cunningham’s 9-yard run late in the fourth. Cunningham, who led a 14-play, 75-yard drive en route to that touchdown, was 3-of-4 passing for 19 yards and rushed for a team-leading 34 yards on five carries

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones didn’t play, with Bailey Zappe completing 12 of 14 passes for 79 yards

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