When the Patriots’ kitchen walls came to life, their players came in and made them dance

New England Patriots players are celebrating their first victory over the Houston Texans after the franchise moved from Houston to Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots have beaten the Texans 12-6 in Week 1 of the regular season, with Tom Brady and company recording back-to-back touchdowns.

But they have yet to score on a field goal.

Brady had a pair of touchdown passes in the first half and went 5-for-7 for a total of 33 yards on throws that left the field.

The team’s first score came with 9:10 left in the game, when a 31-yard pass to tight end Zach Sudfeld left a gaping hole in the middle of the field for tight end David Andrews to catch and run for a 14-yard touchdown.

But the Patriots were forced to settle for a field-goal attempt, which was a big mistake, as the Texans scored on the next play.

A touchdown pass to Wes Welker left the Patriots with just two plays remaining in the fourth quarter, but Brady and the team’s offense went into halftime with a two-point lead.

Brady threw a 3-yarder to Brandon LaFell for a score, but the Texans returned the favor by scoring on the ensuing kickoff return.

A second touchdown pass by Brady to Wes Wilkerson with 10:45 left in regulation put the Patriots up 21-0.

The Texans responded with a touchdown on the same play to tie the score at 24-24.

The final score was 28-24, and Brady completed 12 of 19 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots’ offense had been in the ascendancy heading into this game.

The Texans are now 8-4 in their last nine games, with Brady leading the way with a career-high 331 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Brady’s quarterback rating is 94.1, which ranks second all-time behind Peyton Manning.

The Broncos, meanwhile, are 2-10 in Brady’s last 11 games and 2-2 in Brady-less games.