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Patriots rally again, get 34-31 win to send Texans to franchise-record 10th straight loss

  • Houston Texans' Ben Tate (44) runs for a touchdown past New England Patriots' Devin McCourty (32) during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

    Houston Texans' Ben Tate (44) runs for a touchdown past New England Patriots' Devin McCourty (32) during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to hand off during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

    New England Patriots' Tom Brady (12) looks to hand off during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    New England Patriots' LeGarrette Blount (29) runs against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Tom Brady threw for 371 yards and two scores, and Stephen Gostkowski made two long field goals in the fourth quarter as New England Patriots rallied for a 34-31 win over Houston.

The Texans' franchise-record skid reached 10 games.

The Patriots (9-3) trailed by 10 at halftime and the lead changed five times in a wild second half. New England tied it with a 53-yard field goal and took a 34-31 lead with another one from 53 with about three minutes left.

The Texans (2-10) had a chance late, but the offense stalled. On fourth-and-13, Case Keenum threw an incompletion as he was being hit.

Ben Tate ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns for the Texans, who haven't won since Sept. 15.

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