Foxborough (CBS HOUSTON) – Jadeveon Clowney didn’t fill up the stat sheet with sacks or tackles; having none of the former and only two fo the latter. That doesn’t mean his play wasn’t impactful.
Clowney was constantly in the backfield harassing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Along with linebacker Whitney Mercilus when the Texans blitzed they were in the face of the Patriots leader.
“He was rattled,” Clowney said after the 34-16 loss. “We were getting them in third down and long he was throwing the ball up and getting deep catches.”
Clowney stopped short of saying Brady and his receivers were getting lucky on those plays, but Clowney was getting after Brady a lot. At one point in the 3rd quarter, Clowney hit Brady and the Patriots quarterback tried to push the 6’6″ defensive end off of him before complaining to the refs for a late hit call.
Clowney finished with two official hits on Brady for the game but no sacks.