Despite record, Texans can't measure up to Pats

Updated: December 11, 2012, 12:55 AM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The best record in the AFC will mean little to the Houston Texans if they can't beat the defending conference champions.

The Texans lost for just the second time this season on Monday night when the New England Patriots coasted to a 42-14 win in a matchup of the two top teams in the AFC. Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns as the Patriots (10-3) opened a 28-0 lead and ended Houston's (11-2) six-game winning streak.

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