Tonight's NFL Monday Night Football
game on Espn features two Afc powerhouses in what could be a playoff preview a few weeks down the road. The 11-1 visiting Houston Texans hold the best record in the NFL after the Falcons dropped their second game. The 9-3 New England Patriots are far removed from a home loss to the woeful Arizona Cardinals early in the season and are playing some of their best football right now. Both teams have won six in a row so something has to give.
Ignore the tabloid chatter surrounding Tom Brady
and the birth of his second child this past week. Brady is a professional and won't let his personal life get in the way of this game. After throwing a rare interception last week against the Dolphins, Brady's performance has more room to improve than decline tonight.
Even with Rob Gronkowski
out of the lineup,