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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Twittercast: Vereen's first playoff rush TD

By staff

The Patriots' Shane Vereen scores a one-yard touchdown to put New England up 7-3 on the Houston Texans with less than 2 minutes to go in the first quarter.

Shane Vereen: 1st career postseason rushing TD

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 13, 2013

#Texans have to make sure it stays and ebb and flow game. That looked like #Patriots from Dec. 10. Have to answer.

— Paul Kuharsky (@espn_afcsouth) January 13, 2013

Patriots made that TD drive look EASY

— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 13, 2013

New England spotted Houston three points and tons of opportunities. Now the real game begins. #HOUvsNE

— Corey Long (@CoreyLong) January 13, 2013

Now the Patriots are getting Bradie James out in coverage outside the hashes, which is a mismatch for most bipedals.

— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) January 13, 2013

I said it this week, #Texans are going to need a score from their ST/D to win. Manning almost gave them one.#HOUvsNE

— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) January 13, 2013

Believe the RB snap distribution is tied to early plan to play fast and spread it out. Team leans toward "passing backs" in that plan.

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 13, 2013