Tony Dungy’s Playbook: How to beat the Pats

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Tony Dungy says Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has a big job ahead of him in getting his team ready to face the Patriots next week. Earlier in the season, New England blew out Houston, so the Texans will have to make some adjustments. The Texans need to forget about the outcome of the last meeting, and they’ll need a huge game from defensive end J.J. Watt and the front line on defense. They’ll have to pressure Tom Brady so that he doesn’t have a lot of time to throw. Dungy thinks New England’s secondary will leave some things open for QB Matt Schaub, so he’ll need to take advantage of that. He says they’ll also need a good performance from Arian Foster to keep them out of long yardage situations. Dungy thinks the Texans could have a good day on offense, but they’ll still have a tough time trying to slow down Brady.