HOUSTON — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field, but the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night.
Brady, who sat out last week, was 6 of 9 for 67 yards while directing the offense for two possessions.
The Patriots punted on their first drive before Brady connected with Rex Burkhead on a 22-yard touchdown throw that tied it at 7-7 early in the second quarter. Burkhead, a former Nebraska running back who previously played for Cincinnati, carried seven times for 20 yards and caught three passes for 50 yards.
Ex-Husker Niles Paul caught a 16-yard scoring pass from Redskins backup Colt McCoy in Washington's 21-17 loss to Green Bay. It was the tight end’s only reception.
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Week 12: New England running back Rex Burkhead, right, catches a touchdown pass at the goal line.
Week 9: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, right, reacts on the sideline after Washington Redskins inside linebacker Will Compton, left, intercepted a pass. Washington went on to win 17-14.
Week 9: Detroit's Ameer Abdullah runs for a touchdown against Green Bay. Abdullah had 48 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in a 30-17 victory. He added one catch for 9 yards.
Week 9: New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara fumbles as he is hit by Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David, right, and cornerback Ryan Smith, left. David had seven tackles and a deflection in a 30-10 loss.
Week 1: Detroit running back Ameer Abdullah runs past the reach of Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones. The Lions would go on to win 35-23. Abdullah finished with 15 carries for 30 yards and three receptions for 11 yards.
Week 1: Sam Koch holds the ball for Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker during a 20-0 win over Cincinnati. Koch had six punts for 250 yards, including two inside the 20-yard line.
Week 1: Giants quarterback Eli Manning scrambles out of the pocket under pressure from Dallas defensive tackle Maliek Collins.