The New England Patriots ended their 2009 regular season by allowing the Houston Texans to score twenty-one unanswered fourth quarter points in a 34-27 loss. Their bid for a third seed in the AFC playoffs was put second on their list to the possibility of meeting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round. LaMarr Woodley of the Pittsburgh Steelers called it as he saw it and it turns out that he may have been correct. Did the Patriots sit their starters? For the most part, no. Although five starters, including leading rusher Laurence Maroney, were inactive for the AFC East champion Patriots, Randy Mossáand Wes Welkeráboth started the game with Brady. Wes Welker, New England's leading receiver,ádidn't make itáthrough theiráfirst possession. And Bradyádid sitáout two possessions in the ...
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