This was a serious butt kicking of a one loss team that was reputed to be the best team in the league. If the Pats can get healthy, they should be able to return to the Super Bowl even if they have to go to Houston in the playoffs.
Belichick and his coaches have also done a number on their counterparts on the Texans. O line coach Dante Scarnecchia is the best assistant coach in the league. Regardless of what line personnel is available, this team protects Brady and moves the ball on the ground this year. At times, there are three first round picks on the line, but at other times this season, there's been three or four undrafted/late drafted lineman, with the offense not missing a beat.