New England Patriots Vs. Houston Texans Live Tracker: Preseason Week 2

After losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars in their first preseason game, the New England Patriots will be looking to improve against the Houston Texans.

While the Patriots didn’t play any of their starters of veterans in Week 1, they will be playing them against the Texans. This week, the Patriots once again held joint practices, as this time they were in Houston for the week.

These joint practices certainly help the Patriots prepare for the regular season. However, the game against the Texans will get them some true full speed action.

For Tom Brady, this will likely be his first game since the Super Bowl, as he is expected to play. This will also mark the first time that we get to see Brandin Cooks on the field for the Patriots. Cooks was one of the biggest acquisitions the Patriots made in a busy offseason. Expect to see Brady and Cooks try to continue building their chemistry in game action.

As expected, the Patriots will likely be without Rob Gronkowski against the Texans. Gronkowski rarely plays in the preseason, and he likely won’t this year as the team wants to make sure he is healthy for the regular season.

Even though the starters are expected to play against the Texans, there will still be plenty of time to see the backups. With the coaching staff still needing to trim the roster down a bit, we might get a chance to see some second and third stringers mixed in with the first unit to see what they can do against better competition.

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While there isn’t an exact plan for the starters, it would be safe to assume we will see them for about a quarter tonight. Be sure to follow along with us for all of the latest news and notes during the game!

Last update: 11:21 PM EST

Final score: Texans 27, #Patriots 23. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/R0TWcHLlcD

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

That'll do it, #Patriots lose 27-23

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

Cyrus goes up, over and around the defense on the punt return. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/iFNbJ4LXLE

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

.@ASTATE_8 all the way to the end zone. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/C6wrZPiNb2

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

.@JBrissett12 in at quarterback. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Garoppolo gets intercepted and the Texans' offense wastes no time putting up a TD #Patriots

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

.@ASTATE_8 finds the end zone for the second straight week!

25 yards from Garoppolo to Foster, and the #Patriots lead 23-20. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Jimmy G to Foster for a TD! #Patriots back on top

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

After three quarters, #Patriots trail by 4

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

#Patriots now trail by 4 after a FG

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

#Patriots injury update: Elandon Roberts (rib) will not return. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Elandon Roberts is now being carted to the locker room. Appears to be in significant pain.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 20, 2017

Watson up the middle scores a TD for the Texans. #Patriots trail 17-16

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

Elandon Roberts down on the field. Attended to by trainers.

— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) August 20, 2017

Another FG for Gostkowski. #Patriots take a 16-10 lead

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

Couple real good grip it and rip it throws by Garoppolo.

— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 20, 2017

Harvey Langi and Kony Ealy have played virtually the whole game. Not a lot of depth there, but coaches are getting a long look at both.

— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 20, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo stays in at QB to start 2nd half. Bolden is the RB.

— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 20, 2017

Halftime in Houston. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/qt7i5vawC6

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Gostkowski's 51-yard field goal gives the #Patriots a 13-10 lead with 1:55 remaining in the half. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Between the kickoff return, and that run up the middle, seeing more of that old explosion from RB Dion Lewis.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 20, 2017

FG is good. #Patriots take a 10-7 lead

— MusketFire (@Musket_Fire) August 20, 2017

Brady's night is over for the #Patriots after the TD drive

— Nick Ziegler (@NickZiegler20) August 20, 2017

Jimmy Garoppolo in at quarterback for the #Patriots. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Brady to @RBrex2022 for a 22-yard touchdown! #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/rVYobIv5PC

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Big cheer here from the Texans crowd as Deshaun Watson takes over for Tom Savage.

— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 20, 2017

Brady ➡ Burkhead.

TOUCHDOWN. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Burkhead doing it all early on for the #Patriots. He's going to fit in very well

— Nick Ziegler (@NickZiegler20) August 20, 2017

Pass ruled incomplete. Brady back out there.

— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 20, 2017

#Texans score first on a 2-yard TD pass from Tom Savage to Jaelen Strong.

Houston leads 7-0. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

JJ Watt dropped Rex Burkhead for a loss after making Joe Thuney look silly then nearly threw Marcus Cannon into Tom Brady. So he's back.

— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 20, 2017

#Patriots offensive starters: Brady, Burkhead, Develin, Edelman, Cooks, Gronkowski, Cannon, Mason, Andrews, Thuney, Fleming. #NEvsHOU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Gronk in there at starting TE #Patriots

— Nick Ziegler (@NickZiegler20) August 20, 2017

Rob Gronkowski has taken the huddle as the offense takes the field. His first preseason action since 2012.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 20, 2017

Patriots call heads. Coin comes up tails. Texans win the toss. Texans will receive to open the game.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 20, 2017

Game time. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/QuYfU55XUU

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 20, 2017

Patriots have taken the field. Rob Gronkowski has his arm pad on… Playing in the preseason for the first time in forever? pic.twitter.com/R70ouDp2UD

— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 19, 2017

Texans resting Jadeveon Clowney against Patriots https://t.co/ckQI0nvcNT via @houstonchron

— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 19, 2017

Nate Solder, Mike Gillislee highlight list of Patriots who will be held out vs. Texans https://t.co/dRyuJDAHfB

— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 19, 2017

Cam Fleming gets the start at LT in warmups.

— Kevin Duffy (@KevinRDuffy) August 19, 2017

Out: Slater, Gillislee, BKing, Daniels, Davis, Hightower, McClellin, Garcia, Waddle, Jelks, Solder, Lengel, Wise, Grissom, Rivers.

— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 19, 2017

Game ready. #NEvsHOU pic.twitter.com/h6qlUAeoP7

— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 19, 2017

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