Just our quick hitter for tonight's Thursday Night Football tilt.
Houston (-1) at NEW ENGLAND (40.5): We're trying to remember the last time the Patriots would have been an underdog at home. Tony Eason? FDR?
Mysteriously, Jimmy Garropolo was upgraded to doubtful sometime in the past 24 hours. He's still a long shot to play, but it's just another way for Belichick to screw with the league and, more importantly, us bettors. Gronk may play tonight also, but if it's Jacoby Brissett, will it make a difference? Probably not.
Every fiber of our being says to take New England, just because of Belichick ... so we will.
PATRIOTS 23, TEXANS 20.
Side note: Bet the over. Heavily.