NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman and receiver Michael Floyd for a 27-26 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, and the Patriots clinched their first-ever division title.
Brady finished the game with 11 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown.
The Patriots (9-3) have won three of their last four games against the Texans, including a 34-28 victory in Houston on Jan. 31.
Edelman also caught six passes for 103 yards.
The Texans (7-5) also lost defensive end J.J. Watt to a season-ending knee injury.
Edelmans best catch came when he scored on a 1-yard touchdown reception with 3:37 left in the first quarter.
Brady was sacked once, but had five sacks in the last three games.
“This was a good effort from everybody,” Brady said.
“That was a big win for us.”
Edelman added three receptions for 58 yards.
Floyd also had two catches for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
“He got some big hits in the middle of the field,” Texans quarterback Matt Schaub said.
He threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-36 passing for his career.
He also threw for a season high 109 yards on 11-of