The New England Patriots are traveling to meet the Houston Texas and win their Week 11 game. New England has ruled out two players for the game against Houston. The team has been plagued with injuries this season, and some of the players won’t join their teammates on the field. According to recent reports, the Patriots will confront the Texans without one of their defensive tackles and a running back.
New England ruled out Adam Butler and JJ Taylor for the game.
Butler was added to the injury report due to a shoulder issue. Taylor is a healthy scratch. Things will change for the team as veteran running back Sony Michel will probably suit up for the game. This will be his first game since late September.
The Patriots have too many players on the injury report. However, the situation has improved in the past few weeks. The number of injuries has reduced, and head coach Bill Belichick looks forward to having Stephon Gilmore on the field on Sunday.
Patriots players to visit Houston without two players
The Patriots won’t have Butler on the defense in Week 11. Lawrence Guy’s status is still hanging in the air. Guy recovers from his elbow, knee, and shoulder injuries. The team also added Nick Folk, Damien Harris, N’Keal Harry, Ryan Izzo, Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney, and Isaiah Wynn to the injury report.
Belichick and his organization embrace a “next man up” mentality, so the team won’t have an excuse for Sunday’s game. The legendary coach has never used injuries as excuses for his losses.
A win over the Patriots would earn them a spot in the Wild Card run. This win would push them to .500, and NFL experts predict a win for the Pats.
Head coach Belichick has made a few moves, and he got all the players he needs to win games. New England had to overcome some of the obstacles players had, and things have started looking good for the team. Having Gilmore and Michel back on the field is definitely a promising development for the team.