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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett rushed for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the New England Patriots 27-0 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, and he personally delivered the football to coach Bill Belichick on the sideline after the play.After the game, Belichick delivered the ball back to Brissett in a behind-the-scenes celebratory moment in the locker room as the quarterback was awarded a game ball.I was just holding the ball for him. Thats his ball, his first touchdown ball, so that will go up on his trophy [case], Belichick said.It was the longest rushing touchdown by a Patriots quarterback since Steve Grogan scampered 41 yards for a score against the New York Jets on Oct. 18, 1976. Since 2001, the longest rush by a Patriots quarterback was 22 yards.Starting in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo, who was inactive with a right shoulder injury, Brissett finished 11-of-19 for 103 yards while adding 48 rushing yards on eight carries and the touchdown.He didnt turn the ball over as the Patriots played a field-position game and capitalized on the Texans mistakes by turning two forced fumbles on kickoff returns into touchdowns.Belichick was impressed with how Brissett, 23, rose up in prime time as the Patriots improved to 3-0 without the suspended Tom Brady.?I think he handled himself great -- last week, this week, all week, every day, Belichick said. Hes done nothing but come in here and work as hard as he possibly can. Hes just a hardworking kid thats really dedicated to doing whats right for the team and trying to improve. Im glad we have him.For his part, Brissett -- a third-round draft choice out of NC State at 91st overall -- confessed that he didnt have many nerves before the game.A lot of the veteran players stepped up and helped me a lot, just giving me confidence, the coaching staff gave me confidence, and everything went from there, he said.The coaching staff, led by offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, tailored the game plan to take advantage of Brissetts running ability -- he totaled 283 carries for 902 yards and 12 touchdowns at NC State (2014-15) and Florida (2011-12) -- by mixing some option-type plays into the attack.The 27-yard touchdown was one such example, as Brissett ran to his right and found plenty of room to that side.I was just running until I got stopped, so it worked out how we planned, and I just had to make one guy miss at the end zone, Brissett said.The touchdown helped the Patriots capitalize on good field position that was created when running back Brandon Bolden forced a fumble on a Charles James?kickoff return that was recovered by safety Duron Harmon at Houstons 22-yard line.A false start penalty on right tackle Marcus Cannon pushed the Patriots back to the 27, and thats when Brissett took off. He tucked the ball quickly after the snap and could have gone out of bounds near the end of the run but instead lowered his shoulder and powered his way into the end zone.Brissetts touchdown cost one Las Vegas sportsbook a decent sum.The QB was offered at 30-1 to score the games first touchdown at MGMs sportsbooks. Jay Rood, MGM vice president of race and sports, told ESPN that his shop took enough bets on Brissett to cause a five-figure loss.Lets just say we were not rooting for that, Rood said.The Patriots opened as a 2.5-point underdog earlier in the week at some books. The line moved in New Englands favor leading up to kickoff and ended up closing at Patriots minus-1 at the MGM and pick em at other sportsbooks.Despite the line movement toward the Patriots, the majority of the money bet was on the visiting Texans.At William Hills Nevada sportsbook, 61 percent of the money bet on the game was on the Texans. 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It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. Zach Ertz Super Bowl Jersey . McPhee said that Ovechkins father Mikhail is in stable condition after having the surgery this week and is no longer in intensive care. "Weve told him to stay as long as necessary with your dad," he said. Ovechkin and his Russian national team were eliminated from the mens hockey tournament in Sochi on Wednesday with a 3-1 quarter-final loss to Finland. WASHINGTON -- All it took was one goal for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals to get their confidence back, and they didnt let it go.Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season on the power play and assisted on one of T.J. Oshies two goals as the Capitals solved some early season woes and beat the tired Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Tuesday night. The well-rested Capitals skated circles around Colorado, which was playing the second half of a back-to-back and its third game in four days.A two-game power-play drought and a lack of production from the first line of Ovechkin, Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov were points of contention for the defending Presidents Trophy winners, but those problems went away quickly as the Capitals handed the Avalanche their first loss.I think our first couple games we didnt execute the moment what we have, Ovechkin said. The first goal was, I think, very important for us, mentally. You can see when we have power-play opportunities, we have so many chances to score. We get two and well take it.Washington had the puck for most of the night and shelled goaltender Semyon Varlamov, who came up big by stopping 37 of the 40 shots he faced from his former team. The Avalanche barely tested Capitals backup Philipp Grubauer, who made 18 saves for his first NHL shutout.Much of the play was happening at the opposite end of the rink from Grubauer, as the Capitals continued to draw penalties by being a step ahead of opponents. Their power play entered 0 for 8, unusual for a unit that has perennially been one of the best in the league, but it scored twice on five opportunities to bringing its percentage up to 15.4.We talked about needing a little more execution, a little more finish, coach Barry Trotz said. They were sharper, and they got rewarded. I thought they couldve scored almost every power play we got.How the power-play goals happened was no surprise. Ovechkin beat Varlamov short side from his spot in the faceoff circle 15:44 into the first period, and Oshie scored from the edge of the crease on a pretty give-and-go with Nicklas Backstrom 11:32 into the second.Ovechkin has led the league in goals and power-play goals in each of the past four seasons. He also set up Oshies second goal 13:35 into the third as the first line scored for the first time in Washingtons third game.It was bound to happen eventuually, Oshie said.dddddddddddd Weve played well together in the past, and we were missing passes just a little bit and playing somewhat slow hockey. Tonight we were all three going and only had one goal as a line when we were out there together, but I think for the most part we had a good, solid game.Defenseman Dmitry Orlov fed Ovechkin on the power play and also made the highlight reel by upending Colorado forward Matt Duchene with an open-ice hip check in the first period. Ovechkin called it a beauty and Oshie said it was one of the best hits he has ever seen.That was a real clean hit -- a shoulder to sort of the midsection, the hip, and he just lifted him, Trotz said. I know Duchy from Team Canada and he can fly. He got caught there and he was up in the air a little bit. It was good to see that he didnt get hurt or anything like that, but thats a classic one.Duchene was not pleased and didnt want to talk about it because he didnt want to say something that would get him in trouble.The Avalanche lost for the first time in the young season under new coach Jared Bednar, who replaced Patrick Roy when the Hall of Fame goaltender resigned abruptly in August. They were noticeably fatigued from an overtime victory Monday in Pittsburgh and needed Varlamov to be sharp to stay in the game.Bednar called the first period that featured a 20-5 Capitals shot advantage unacceptable, but he and Duchene didnt want to use the back-to-back as an excuse.We didnt match their compete and their battle level, Duchene said, crediting Varlamov for a strong performance. We basically just chased the game all night.Game notes The Capitals honored Braden Holtby with a pregame ceremony for winning the Vezina Trophy as the NHLs top goaltender and for tying the single-season wins record. ... LW Brett Connolly made his Washington debut, replacing rookie Zach Sanford in the lineup. ... 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