The Texans' offensive line delivered one of its best performances in years to help Houston snap a two-game losing streak and gain control of its fate in the AFC South.
Now the offensive front will lead the way in determining just how far this team can go.
In four victories, Houston has averaged 176.75 yards rushing and either Ben Tate or Arian Foster has topped 100 yards. In three losses, the Texans have averaged only 91 yards rushing, with neither featured back reaching 100 yards.
The line also has protected quarterback Matt Schaub much better in the victories. Houston rushed for a season-high 222 yards and did not allow a sack in last week's 41-7 win in Tennessee.
Houston plays Jacksonville (2-5) on Sunday.