Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14
2012 Record: 12-42012 DownfallFoster Locked DownArian Foster didn't find much use when the Texans played the Patriots on Monday, December 10. After New England mounted a 28-0 lead, the run was pretty much abandoned. May as well have, Foster was held to just 46 yards on 15 carries (3.07 YPA).Eleven times during the regular season, the Patriots held an opponent to 110 rushing yards or less. The trend continued into the playoffs, where Foster was held to 90 yards on 22 carries, for what would appear to be a healthy 4.09 YPA average.Foster managed just 3 yards on 4 carries in the first quarter. He bounced back with 54 in the second quarter; including back to back runs of 21 and 19 yards. Those, however, were his only carries over 7 yards. Averaging the remainder of his runs, excluding those 40 yards, and New England held him to just 2.5 YPA in the 41-28 loss.Brady Overpowers DefenseAny hope that Houston's defense would avenge the 42-14 horsewhipping from one month prior would be but a p...
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