Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/29/12
The Houston Texans take a lot of pride in being able to control the ball. They lead the NFL with an average time of possession of 35 minutes, 23 seconds. They ranked first last season, too. Coach Gary Kubiak believes it's a necessity for an offense to have two good running backs it can count on if it plans to run effectively and use the clock. Houston has one back it can count on, Arian Foster, because Ben Tate has had trouble staying healthy. The Texans, who have a 6-1 record that's the best in the AFC, returned from their bye week and began preparations for Sunday's home game against the Buffalo Bills. The only injured player Kubiak is concerned about is Tate, who has run well in only two games because of injuries. He got over a toe injury and was productive in the victory against Baltimore before the break, but he suffered a pulled hamstring that could keep him out of the Buffalo game. "My biggest level of concern with Tate is just keeping him on the field," Kubiak said...
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