Patriots overcome Texans’ big plays for comeback win

Nick Folk drilled a 21-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining and the New England Patriots rallied for a 25-22 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.Folk, who missed a PAT following the first Patriots touchdown, finished 4-of-4 on field goals, including a pair of 52-yarders. The Patriots (2-3) rallied from a 13-point deficit early in the third quarter behind rookie quarterback Mac Jones, who passed for 231 yards and a 13-yard touchdown to Hunter Henry early in the fourth quarter, plus a serviceable ground attack.Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns, including a 37-yarder to Chris Conley on a flea-flicker for a 22-9 lead early in the third following a Lonnie Johnson Jr. interception of Jones on the Patriots’ first possession of the half.Poor special teams play proved costly for the Texans (1-4). Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn missed two PATs plus a 56-yard field goal that yielded the Patriots’ game-tying touchdown. The Texans also had a zero-yard punt following a bumbled trick play that initiated the New England comeback.After amassing just 109 yards last week in a 40-point loss at Buffalo, the Texans surpassed that total by the close of their second possession, both of which concluded with Mills touchdown passes.