It's Brissett time. Jacoby Brissett will make his first start for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, NFL Network's Courtney Fallon reported, per a source. His injured teammate, Jimmy Garoppolo, will be active, but will dress as Brissett's backup, Fallon added. The Patriots announced Wednesday that Garoppolo was doubtful to play against the Houston Texans as he deals with an AC joint sprain suffered last Sunday. New England is confident in Brissett to match Garoppolo's impressive output in place of Tom Brady. Fallon reported that the Pats will not dial down the offense for Brissett and feel like he has the arm to run the offense.