The New England Patriots were impressive in their 42-14 victory Monday night over the Houston Texans, but it may have come at a cost, as starting cornerback Aqib Talib left the contest with a hip injury and never returned.
Acquired in a trade Nov. 1, Talib was injured in the second quarter, and despite being seen on the sidelines looking active, never returned in the second half. The Patriots (10-3), though, may have been resting the defensive back as they had the game in hand.
It's expected head coach Bill Belichick will give an update on Talib on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the rest of the AFC East is dealing with injuries as well.
The Jets (6-7) are still waiting to hear how bad the knee injury to wide receiver Stephen Hill will be. On Monday, head coach Rex Ryan did not have an update on the rookie, who should get back his MRI results Tuesday.