More and more owners are responding to the comments from President Trump regarding anthem protests. “The NFL specifically, and football in general, has always unified our communities and families,” Texans owner Bob McNair, a Republican, said in a statement released by the team. Texans players are caring, intelligent men who do so much good, as was shown in the past month when our city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
Sunday was a scorcher at Gillette Stadium as the New England Patriots hosted the Houston Texans, but that didn’t stop fans from sporting their team pride. Prior to the game, fans showed off their tailgate attire to NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava. Check out the video above to see which fans were able to snag some brand new gear, courtesy of ’47.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots knew they would be tested by the Texans in pass protection on Sunday. The test got even tougher when it was announced before the game that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon would miss the game as he's still dealing with a concussion and an ankle issue. Linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), special-teams ace Matthew Slater (hamstring), corner Eric Rowe (groin), running back Rex Burkhead (ribs), linebacker Harvey Langi and offensive lineman Cole Croston are also inactive for Sunday's matchup. How the Patriots replace Cannon is still unknown. The Patriots have a pair of options they like in LaAdrian Waddle and Cam Fleming, though both players had their share of difficulty