The New England Patriots are heavy, heavy favorites against the Houston Texans on Saturday, much in part thanks to quarterback Tom Brady’s terrific season.
Brady was a bona fide MVP candidate in just 12 games this season, completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 3,554 yards and an NFL record touchdown to interception ratio of 28 to 2.
Brady has historically compiled very similar numbers against defenses coached by Texans defense coordinator Romeo Crennel, via CSNNE’s Mike Giardi.
Tom Brady in 3 games vs a Romeo Crennel defense: 59-of-95/725 yds/7 TDs/0 Int/6 sacks. 62%. 3 wins. 0 Losses. 34, 34 & 27 points.
— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) January 11, 2017
If these statistics are any indication of how Brady will perform on Sunday, perhaps that 16-point spread in favor of New England will be more than accurate.