28 with 2:24 to play, it looked like Houston would finally beat the New England on the road.
One of Trump's biggest supporters in the NFL, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, joined the chorus when he expressed "deep disappointment" with Trump. The Penguins said they respect the office of the president and "the long tradition of championship team visiting the White House".
The Texans, despite Jadaveon Clowney's 22-yard fumble return and three field goals from Ka'imi Fairbairn, couldn't trump a almost peerless performance from Tom Brady, who led the Patriots on a 75-yard drive capped by a 4th-and-1 touchdown with 2:24 left in the game.
"They were playing a two-high defense, and we got Cookie behind the corner", Brady explained.
"Legendary. He's just a legend", said Patriots rookie defensive lineman Deatrich Wise.
Not to be forgotten was receiver Danny Amendola, who was also back in Brady's arsenal and on the Patriots' punt return unit on Sunday.
NFL players used the national anthem to show their defiance to President Donald Trump's criticism. As we've seen so many times in the past, Brady came out on top.
For the defense, they will get a lucky break this week as they will have to game plan for rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. "We get to play a great game". "That's all I can really say about that".
"Tom Brady making a special throw and me sitting there, catching the ball". "I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities".
About 16 Patriots players knelt during the national anthem Sunday.
The Patriots are set to take on the Texans at 1 p.m. E.T. The Packers are set to play the Bengals at 4:25 p.m. E.T.
The Texans (1-1) also produced a bounce back game, beating Cincinnati 13-9 in Week 2 after an embarrassing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. He did have two interceptions as well, but for only his second National Football League start Watson played well and helped put his team in a position to win. You want me to dissect it? He understands what they sacrifice to give us our freedoms and he knows that he wouldn't have the courage to face the adversity they face.