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State of the Texans:
The Texans increased their franchise record win total to 12 with their 29-17 win Sunday over division rival Indianapolis Colts. The Texans clinched the AFC South with this win and they are now one win away from clinching the number one seed in the AFC and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Arian Foster followed up two of his worst games of the season with his best, rushing for 165 yards on 27 carries (6.1 ypc).
J.J. Watt had 3 sacks on Sunday, leaving him tied for the NFL lead at 19.5 and 3 away from tying Michael Strahan’s NFL single-season record of 22.5 with two games to play.
The Colts only converted 1 third down attempt the whole game. It was good to see the defense step up and get off the field after struggling against the Patriots last week.
The Texans only scored a touchdown on 1 of their 5 trips to the red zone. Kicking 4 field goals in the red zone was enough to help beat the Colts, but leaving all those points on the field probably won’t help them to outscore the Patriots or the Broncos in the playoffs.
The Texans allowed the Colts to average 5 yards a carry on 25 carries. Vick Ballard repeatedly gashed the Texans’ run defense for 105 yards on only 18 carries.
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It’s the season for giving, and Texans running back Arian Foster is certainly appreciative for all the hard work his offensive line put in in helping him to a third-consecutive 1,000-yard season.
Foster bought Segway scooters for the entire Texans’ offensive line, leaving them in the Reliant Stadium locker room for his teammates to find. According to ESPN, the burly linemen “screamed...
Arian Foster rewarded each of the Houston Texans’ offensive linemen with a unique gift for paving the way to his third consecutive 1,000-yard season. The star running back presented each with a Segway personal transporter on Wednesday.
“I can’t do anything without them,” Foster said of Houston’s linemen. “It was just my way of giving back to the big fellas.”
Tweet Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is really getting into the Christmas spirit. Arian Foster buys Segways for every offensive lineman on the roster wp.me/p14QSB-6H8n — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 20, 2012 On Wednesday he presented each the offensive linemen on the Texans with their own personal Segway. Foster’s gesture comes as a reward to [...]
HOUSTON -- The basic idea was nothing new. A running back wanted to show his appreciation for his offensive line. Usually that involves a series of steak dinners, a watch, something generic enough for everybody but expensive enough to mean something to a millionaire.
Well, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is unusual. Wednesday he gave every member of the Texans' offensive...
Arian Foster took care of the guys who have taken care of him.
Foster showed off his holiday spirit by buying Segways for the Texans’ offensive linemen. The two-time Pro Bowler, who continues to prove he’s one of the game’s premier players, wanted to take care of the big guys to show his appreciation for their efforts. After all, they’re a big reason Foster has eclipsed the...
As the Texans seal up the AFC South, both J.J. Watt and Aldon Smith are in position to dethrone Strahan. But Watt's game is on a way higher level.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Reggie White altered the future of NFL free agency when he signed with the Green Bay Packers in 1993, leaving the Philadelphia Eagles in the middle of one of the most dominant careers of any defensive player in NFL history.
He continued amassing sacks he currently stands second to Bruce Smith in league history with 198 -- while with Green Bay and became perhaps...
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster decided to buy each one of the offensive lineman that block for him each and every week a segway, as a way to show his appreciation. “They all, as a front, can enjoy the joy that I get from riding my Segway,” Foster said. Foster, the Texans’ All Pro running back, always rides his Segway around Reliant Stadium. He, along with Andre...
There has been plenty of talk since J.J. Watt has taken the 2012 season by storm and has become the unquestionable defensive leader of the Houston Texans. Watt through fourteen games has put up some numbers in his second season that some players only dream about,
74 total tackles, 19.5 sacks, 15 pass deflections and 3 forced fumbles
Watt is pushing for the NFL Defensive Player...
Duane Brown new Segway (Photo via Duane Brown’s Instagram account)
Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans is not the only star player to play Santa this season. As most great running backs do, Arian Foster showed his appreciation for his offensive line by buying them each a gift. Arian purchased each of his lineman a segway for Chritmas and handed them out Wednesday after practice...
The Texans have been successful running the ball, but their approach with Arian Foster and their style of running and blocking is different from the way the Vikings approach it. Several Vikings defenders explain what they see on film and the keys to defending it.
Some of us sit here waiting for week 16 of the NFL season to get underway with little to no excitement. Many of our favorite teams are not in playoff contention, and most of our fantasy football squads have by now been knocked out as well.
If one of those statements, or God forbid both of those statements, ring true for you, I’m here to point out why you should still be tuning...
The first divisional matchup between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts had divisional as well as playoff implications, making it a big game. With a win, the Texans would clinch the division, while the Colts would clinch a playoff spot. Both teams needed a win to keep their positioning in the playoff race as well as the division; however, the Texans flexed their muscle...