Patriots stock up, stock down after Week 5 win over Texans: Hunter Henry on the rise, J.C. Jackson struggles


For a minute, it looked like the Patriots’ season was going to come to a crashing end in the form of a loss to the lowly Houston Texans that would bring them to a 1-4 record on the year. However, New England was able to rally after trailing 22-9 at one point in the third quarter and go on a 16-0 run to earn the 25-22 win. Naturally, there were a lot of things that the Patriots did poorly that got them into such a massive hole against what is widely considered to be an inferior team. On the flip side, there are some positives that we can take away from the comeback, too. 

Below, we’re going to dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly from that win and see which way a number of Patriots players are trending as they leave Week 5 and now look towards a Week 6 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Don’t look now, but Hunter Henry is starting to heat up a bit. Over the last two weeks, Henry has been able to find his way into the end zone and Sunday’s win proved to be the best statistical outing of his Patriots career. Henry was targeted by Mac Jones a team-high eight times and hauled in six receptions for 75 yards, which included a 13-yard touchdown that evened the score up at 22. While it has taken Henry some time to truly be an impactful piece in this New England offense, he has been a reliable outlet for Jones from the jump, catching 20 of his 26 targets on the year. This combination should only get stronger as the season goes along and both players get more comfortable within the offense. 

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Harris got into the end zone on New England’s first offensive possession of the day, but then coughed the ball up on what would have been his second touchdown of the afternoon on the…

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