The New England Patriots are in the midst of the toughest part of their 2019 regular season schedule, and that stretch resumes in Week 13 with a "Sunday Night Football" matchup versus the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

The Patriots have owned this matchup by winning nine of the last 10 meetings against the Texans, most recently a Week 1 victory last season. New England entered the weekend with a slim one-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens for the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoff race.

The Texans own a one-game lead over the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts for first place in the AFC South. Houston has won three of its last four games (and five of its last seven contests), so it should be confident against a banged up Patriots team that needed to fly two planes to Texas because of an abundance of players battling the flu.

Will the Patriots maintain their lead over the Ravens with another road win, or will the Texans earn a potentially season-defining victory and deal New England a huge setback in the AFC playoff picture?

Here’s how and when to watch Patriots vs. Texans online. Be sure to also watch “Pregame Live” at 6:30 p.m. ET and “Postgame Live” at 11:30 p.m. ET, all on NBC Sports Boston. Michael Holley, Albert Breer, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Ted Johnson, D.J. Bean and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will break down the game from every angle.


When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 8:20 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports

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