Pats Open Preseason With Loss To Texans

The Patriots lost to the Houston Texans, 20-9 at Gillette Stadium in their NFL preseason opener Thursday night.

Bailey Zappe started at quarterback for the Pats, going 12-for-14 and 79 yards passing.

Regular starter Mac Jones did not play.

New England's second preseason game is on the road versus the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, August 19th at 8 p.m.

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Houston Texans v New England Patriots

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