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Patriots, Tom Brady outclass Texans

With another Super Bowl within sight, New England pushes Houston aside

Updated: January 14, 2013, 9:49 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- So it turns out the New England Patriots' initial shellacking of the Houston Texans wasn't a fluke, as their defensive leader J.J. Watt so ardently insisted in advance of Sunday's divisional playoff game.

And yes, it turns out Watt's team was nearly as impotent against the Patriots as Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy so famously declared one week ago.

So if the overmatched Matt Schaub is a tomato can, what does that make Tom Brady?

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