Mike Reiss of ESPN thinks the Patriots plan will be to keep Deshaun Watson in the pocket.
Tom Keegan of the Boston Herald wants to Patriots running game to step up against a vulnerable Houston offense.
Andrew Callahan has four of the sick Patriots returning to Thursday's practice while four others missed again. Callahan also wonders if the Patriots offensive line is about to find their stride with Isaiah Wynn back.
Dave Green reports the Patriots will be signing Kai Forbath for the game in Houston.