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Ben Tate was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round in 2010 and put into a position any rookie would envy.
After a stellar career at Auburn the running back was competing for a starting job.
But almost as quickly as his opportunity came, it was over when a broken right ankle in the first preseason game ended his rookie campaign. Arian Foster emerged to lead the NFL with 1,616 yards rushing, giving Houston a talented backup when Tate returned.
The 24-year-old Tate insists he doesn't waste time thinking of what might have been, saying, ''This is where I'm supposed to be.''
Now that he's healthy, the Texans (2-0) have one of the most potent running back combinations in the league entering Sunday's game at Denver.
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Ben Tate was in a position any rookie would envy.
Drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round in 2010 after a stellar senior season at Auburn, the running back was competing for a starting job.
But almost as quickly as his opportunity came, it was over when a broken right ankle in the first preseason game ended his rookie campaign. Arian Foster emerged to lead...
For something that is more concerning to fantasy football owners than anyone else, Texans running backs coach Chris Harris addressed how carries will be split between starting RB Arian Foster and his backup Ben Tate.
From “Ultimate Texans”, the Texans blog in the Houston Chronicle:
Obviously having a sixth grade math background isn’t a requirement to coaching in the NFL. ...
Arian Foster has nothing but love for his Houston Texans. Whether he is wearing his helmet or not, he is gonna be representing the Texans logo all day everyday.
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Texans receiver Andre Johnson said something fantasy owners never want to hear: "I don't really care about stats. When you're a young player in this league, you tend to worry about that. Going through all the injuries and things I've been through over the last year, my big thing is just winning."Fantasy Spin:While we admire Johnson's selflessness, we'...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The way Houston is dominating possession time, Peyton Manning might expect to spend lots of playing time on the sideline Sunday.
The Texans (2-0) kept the ball with a punishing running game in last week's 27-7 victory over Jacksonville. Sure, the defense played well again, holding the Jaguars to nine first downs and 117 total yards. But thanks to the well-executed...
Running back Ben Tate #44 of the Houston Texans rushes upfield against the Jacksonville Jaguars September 16, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Houston won 27 - 7. (Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
BT’s Outsiders Perspective makes its triumphant return, now that Football Outsiders has had a chance to tally a few weeks’ worth of data. Recall that FO uses smarter stats...
The Texans quietly march into Mile High Stadium this Sunday sporting a 2-0 record, facing what is by far their biggest test of the young season. The Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, are the #2 ranked team in the NFL, but you’d never know it. Meanwhile, the Broncos are regrouping after a Monday night defeat against the Atlanta Falcons. The Broncos made several...
HOUSTON Wade Phillips took a preemptive strike at the "Peyton Manning is finished" angle Thursday.
"I know it's going to be asked so I'm going to go ahead and make my statement," the Houston Texans defensive coordinator said. "Peyton Manning looks like the same guy he's always been."
No sense poking the bear, even if it does have a neck...
There is something about a good NFL match up, and now with the 2-0 Houston Texans looking for their first ever 3-0 start in franchise history, only the Denver Broncos stand in the way. Add an old nemesis named Peyton Manning to the equation, the stakes are a little higher for the Texans to get to some uncharted territory.
The Texans are 1-2 all time against the Denver Broncos...
The Houston Texans are looking to start 3-0 for the first time in franchise history.Peyton Manning is 16-2 in his career against the Texans but that was when the Colts were the powerhouse of the AFC South, something that may belong to the Texans now.This time Manning takes on Foster and the Houston Texans in a Broncos uniform.Houston Texans (2-0): Matt Schaub is fresh off a contract...
TE Owen Daniels making a play last time these 2 teams met in regular season back in 2010.
The Houston Texans had no problem running through the first two games of the 2012 regular season against the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. They outscored the two teams a 57-17 and allowed under 250 total yards in each game. Now in the 3rd week of the season the Texans face their...
1. Houston Texans Take On Old Adversary Houston (2-0) is one of only six remaining unbeaten teams.The Texans handily defeated the Miami Dolphins (1-1) in week 1, and the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) in week 2. They will now square off against their first opponent featured in the playoffs one year ago: the Denver Broncos (1-1).That Denver team from a year ago was quarterbacked by...
Approaching Week 3, the Houston Texans remain unbeaten, while Jacksonville and Tennessee are struggling to hold it together.
Space Shuttle Flies Over Reliant Park Yesterday -
Great picture of the Space Shuttle Endeavour piggy-backing a ride over the Houston Texans Reliant Park yesterday on it’s way to California.
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