Saturday's NFL preseason schedule featured the New England Patriots in action for Week 2. After staying out for the first game of the preseason, the Patriots had Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady in for a few possessions. In his limited time on the field, he helped guide his team to a touchdown score. Also playing in today's game was rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson for the Houston Texans.

Here's the latest Patriots vs. Texans recap with game stats, top performers, and what's next for the two teams.

NFL game recap

Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had rave reviews over his opening week performance against the Carolina Panthers.

In Week 2, he was back on the field and ended up going 3-for-10 with 102 yards and a rushing touchdown. Tom Savage got time too and had an 8-for-9 outing with 98 yards and a touchdown pass. Jaelen Strong was the recipient of that pass, while another TD came by ground via D'Onta Foreman.

The New England Patriots brought in several of their key starting personnel for limited action in tonight's game. Brady went 6-for-9 and had 67 yards along with a touchdown pass to Rex Burkhead. Backup Jimmy Garoppolo spent more time on the field and had a 15-for-23 game with 145 yards and a touchdown, as well as an interception.

Brady's backup was also sacked twice.

The Patriots held a 13-10 lead going into halftime, but the Texans roared back in the third quarter. After New England's field goal made it 16-10, Houston's Watson orchestrated a drive that went 75 yards on five plays and ended with Watson rushing the ball into the endzone himself. Garoppolo would sack the ball on the Pats' next possession, leading to a field goal for Houston to make it 20-16.

However, New England wasn't done yet as they were able to go on a 10 play drive for 83 yards and a touchdown. Grapple's short pass to Austin Carr gave the Pats a 23-20 advantage. Later in the fourth, Houston's Denzel Rice intercepted a Garoppolo pass.

The Texans added the game winning touchdown on a D'Onta Foreman rushing drive to ultimately take the game 27-23.

What's up next?

As fans will remind each other, "it's only preseason." However, the Super Bowl champions are now 0-2 so far in exhibition games. Next up for the New England Patriots is a visit to Detroit to play the Lions on Friday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Houston Texans move to 1-1 on their Nfl Preseason. The team will travel to New Orleans for a game on Saturday night against the Saints starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. They wrap up their schedule for the NFL preseason on August 31st when they host the Dallas Cowboys.