Belichick won't divulge lineup plans

Updated: December 30, 2009, 12:24 PM ET
Associated Press

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick remained coy about whether Tom Brady and other Patriots stars will start Sunday against the Houston Texans.

On a conference call with reporters in Houston, Belichick wouldn't directly answer the question he's faced all week about how much playing time his starters will get, what with their playoff spot secure.

When asked if they'd start, Belichick laughed heartily before saying, "I would expect they'd be there," and asking if his stars were on a reporter's fantasy football team.

The Texans need a win against the AFC East champions to stay in the playoff hunt, but need a lot of help to earn the first postseason berth in franchise history.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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