Stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronwkowski play, but Rex Burkhead shines brightest in preseason loss to Texans

HOUSTON — Tom Brady’s heavy hitters aren’t always the ones who inflict the most harm.

The Patriots again proved that last night in a 27-23 loss to the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, as running back Rex Burkhead capped Brady’s second series with an impressive 22-yard touchdown reception that tied the game in the second quarter.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski played his first preseason game in five years, and wideout Brandin Cooks was on the receiving end of Brady’s first completion of...

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