The game script was supposed to be like the last one -- Houston shows up, New England dominates them at home. At times the game did feel like the Pats were rolling the Texans, but most of the time it seemed like an act of futility.
A lot of sound and fury signifying nothing. The only time it really felt like The Texans were in it was the end of the half when Shane Graham's 55-yarder closed it to 4 and made it seem like anything was possible.
Then halftime ended, Captain America walked out and water-boarded the Texans and their fans into reality. You can't bring a knife to a gun fight. Not if you want to win.