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Patriots' offense surges in second half

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Patriots' offense surges in second half
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- It takes the New England Patriots a while to get their offense going.

Then the second half starts and Tom Brady's attack is very tough to stop.

The Patriots (9-3) have outscored their last two opponents 61-21 after intermission despite trailing by double digits at halftime. In both games, they scored on each of their first five possessions of the second half. The final scores were identical: 34-31 over the Denver Broncos, one of the NFL's best teams, and the Houston Texans, right now the worst.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick says that as Sunday's game progressed, he could see how Houston's defense was going to match up to different personnel groups and that the Patriots could take advantage of that.

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