On a day where Deshaun Watson and the Texans (1-2) offense made play after play, it was Tom Brady who made the biggest play, connecting with Brandin Cooks in the end zone with :23 seconds to go, to put New England on top, 36-33.
The Texans kicked a field goal to take a 33-28 lead with 2:24 to go, and it was on Houston's defense to end the game. They couldn't.
And while there are no moral victories, the Texans should be proud of the job their rookie quarterback did at New England, completing 22-of-33 passes for 301 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed eight times for 41 yards, and did just enough to keep drives alive and convert third downs with his feet.
Jadeveon Clowney stood out for the Texans, collecting two sacks and scoring a defensive touchdown off a Brady fumble, to go with four tackles for a loss.