The flex: Patriots rally past pesky Texans 34-16

Tom ‘Terrific’ and his host of Patriots save the day when pushed to the brink of the sanctions dictated by the fairy tale of Any Given Sunday. Not the stellar Pacino pic, moreover the cliché rally cry coaches on (double-and-a- half-and-then-some) favorite teams preach to their players to convince them they have more work to do in order to defeat an inferior stepping into Foxboro than just simply ‘showing up.

And once halftime was over, and the message was proverbially reiterated, special teams and the very special would-be MVP - minus 4 games and Godell’s blessing – flexed, suffocated their prey, and left them with airline peanuts and a charter home.