Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/6/12
Here are five things we can take away from this week's game:The Texans Can Win DirtyThe Bills hung around way too long in a game they should have been crushed in. A lot of credit goes to Buffalo, but most goes to the Texans offense who came out very flat. In the end they were able to string some yards together and win by a wide margin and that is what good teams do-- stay in the game when not at their best and finish games. The Texans have shown that they can blow teams out, get blown out and get up the next week, and now that they can win when not at their best.Matt Schaub Is The Next Elite QBSchaub finished 19 of 27 for 268 yards and 2 touchdowns. It didn't seem like an all time performance but Schaub was the best we have ever seen him. He made big throws when they counted and made no mistakes. Many analysts believe that Shcaub leads the pack of the second tier quarterbacks; he played like he belongs with the best.Andre Johnson Still Has Gas In The TankHis play has come into question as of late. Many believe that Andre is no longer one of the top wide receivers in the league, but Johnson showed otherwise. His 8 catches for 118 yards made him look like the old Andre Johnson. It also gave him his 40th game with 100 yards receiving. With Schaub playing the best he ever has, Arian Foster playing like the best running back in the league, and the second best defense in the NFL, Andre Johnson's top level play makes the Texans almost unbeatable.Ryan Ftizpatrick Is Better Than AdvertisedI said the Bills deserve a lot of credit for staying in the game longer than they should have. Most of that credit goes to Fitzpatrick. He played as well as he has all season and was making big time plays. His running backs struggled all day, his receivers couldn't catch a ball to save their lives, and they were still in it until the fourth quarter when Houston ran away with it. Many blame Fitzpatrick for the Bills' poor play, but I think they are better with him than most people realize.Arian Foster Is Poetry In MotionIt looks so peaceful to watch him run. It's almost as though he isn't trying, or really doing anything. Then you look up and he has a 116 yards and a touchdown. Then he reminds you he is capable of lowering his shoulder and bringing a boom. There is no doubt that he is the top back in the league, even if Doug Martin goes into God-mode every week.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Giants’ Victor Cruz cleared to practice

PETA sends Warren Sapp vegan lobster following shark bite

Report: Josh McCown has looked better at times than RG3

Mike Trout does David Ortiz impersonation

Suspended Steelers WR Martavis Bryant set to help coach HS football

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tickets for ‘Monday Night Football’ game in Mexico sell out

Kevin Durant says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in OKC

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

Soccer player terminates contract after being attacked by stray dogs

Todd Bowles confirms Ryan Fitzpatrick is Jets starting QB: ‘It’s his job’

Carmelo Anthony shocked Dwyane Wade left Miami for Chicago

Giants acquire All-Star Eduardo Nunez from the Twins

Vikings QB injured trying to kick open door

Josh Gordon thankful for support from Browns

Report: Seahawks DE Chris Clemons retiring

Denard Robinson blames falling asleep at stoplight for pond crash

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker