The New England Patriots found a way to turn Arian Foster from punishing runner into powerless bystander.
All they did was charge to a 28-0 lead, make the Houston Texans throw and keep the ball away from one of the most dangerous rushers in the NFL.
A month ago, the Patriots scored touchdowns on their first three possessions and routed the Texans, 42-14, as Foster gained just 46 yards on 15 carries.
Vince Wilfork, though, figures on a tougher challenge in Sunday's rematch on the same field in a divisional playoff game.
''I expect to see the best,'' the Patriots defensive tackle said Tuesday.
Something, perhaps, like Foster's brilliant performance in Saturday's 19-13 wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals - 140 yards on a season-high 32 carries, to go with eight catches for 34 yards and the game's only offensive touchdown.
That made him the first NFL player to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his first three playoff games.
''Last week, you saw why this guy i...