New England Patriots beat Houston Texans 20-27


Houston Texans right tackle Seantrel Henderson left the game against New England with a left ankle injury.

Patriots defensive lineman Keionta Davis landed on Henderson's ankle while trying to rush quarterback Deshaun Watson. Henderson was tended to on the field for a few minutes and then walked off under his own power.

After the training staff looked at him on the sideline, Henderson was helped onto a cart, hopping on his right leg, and driven into the tunnel beneath the stands.

It was a few plays after Houston defensive lineman Christian Covington needed medical attention. He is questionable to return with a thigh injury, according to the Texans.

Check out video of Watson first entering the field...

The World Championship Houston Astros tweeted these photos to show support for the Houston Texans prior to the season opener.

Video of the Houston Texans first touchdown.

New England Patriots running back Jeremy Hill has been ruled out against Houston after suffering a knee injury early in the second half. 

Hill's injury occurred on a second-down play with 12:09 remaining in the third quarter that ended in a Patriots' turnover, with tight end Rob Gronkowski fumbling the ball near midfield after reeling in a 25-yard catch from Tom Brady.

He was helped off the field and evaluated in the medical tent before returning to the locker room. He had four carries for 25 yards and was credited with a partial punt block late in the first half.

The 25-year-old joined the Patriots in free agency this past off season after spending his first four NFL seasons with Cincinnati.

New England led 21-6 at the time of Hill's injury. 

The Patriots went on to beat the Texans 20-27.


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