Texans fall short of Patriots, chance at AFC title

Updated: January 13, 2013, 9:32 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Houston Texans vowed this game would be different than their embarrassing, 28-point loss to the Patriots in the regular season.

Only the margin of victory changed.

The Texans mounted enough offense to avert a repeat of the Dec. 10 blowout that signaled they weren't ready to compete with the defending AFC champions. With a second chance and a spot in the conference title game at stake, they could do little more than keep it close for a half in a 41-28 loss ...

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