Houston at New England
Time: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Records: Texans (11-1), Patriots (9-3)
The skinny: Big game for AFC postseason seeding with Texans currently first and Patriots second. Both teams on six-game winning streaks. Two of Texans’ last three victories came in overtime. Patriots have one overtime win in that span. Texans only unbeaten team on road, 6-0. Patriots won past 19 home games in December since 30-17 loss Dec. 22, 2002, to New York Jets. Patriots lead NFL with plus-24 turnover differential, Texans tied for second at plus-14. J.J. Watt leads AFC with 15 1/2 sacks. Arian Foster tops NFL with 15 touchdowns, first in AFC with 1,102 yards rushing. Patriots have clinched AFC East and need one win for 10th straight season with at least 10 victories.
– Associated Press