The Houston Texans proved on Sunday afternoon that they are indeed the team to beat in the AFC. But even more so, with a 43-13 rout of the Ravens, the Texans firmly asserted themselves as the best team in the NFL.
Okay, so the Atlanta Falcons are still undefeated and playing about as well as any team in football. But even a perfect record can't strip the Texans of their title as Super Bowl favorites, and there are a multitude of reasons why.
First and foremost, they possess the best running back in football. Arian Foster grasped that title two seasons ago when he unexpectedly led the NFL with more than 1,600 yards rushing. This season, after a down year where he finished with just over 1,200 yards on the ground, Foster looks primed to reclaim his place atop the league's rushing leaders.
Foster currently leads the NFL with 659 yards on the ground and nine rushing touchdowns, three more than any other tailback, and is on pace to break the 1,500-yard barrier...