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Tom Brady expects to feel heat

Patriots quarterback preparing to face Texans' aggressive defense

Updated: December 6, 2012, 9:53 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is expecting some surprises from the Houston Texans' defense, but he already knows one thing for sure. They're coming after him with their trademark aggressiveness, like they have every other opposing quarterback this season.

"They certainly get after the football," Brady said Wednesday before the Patriots' first practice of the week, a walk-through, leading into the "Monday Night Football" matchup (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET).

"They ...

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