Found September 26, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Arian Foster
TEAMS: Houston Texans
  Arian Foster will need to be at his best this week against a Seahawks defense ranked 1st in the league in points allowed. Coming off a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens the Houston Texans now look to tame one of the hottest teams in the NFL this week facing off against the Seattle Seahawks. The Texans are tied for the lead in the AFC South and can’t afford to lose this game. The Seahawks are fresh off a blowout victory against the San Francisco 49ers, and will be looking to implement the same game plan they had last week. Physical football is what the Seahawks pride themselves on, and the Texans will have quite a task trying to beat the Seahawks at their own game this week. Getting after Seattle QB Russell Wilson and creating turnovers will be keys this week as the Texans play the Seahawks at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Players to watch on Offense: Matt Schaub: If the Texans are going to have any chance at winning this game QB Matt Schaub will have to play much better this week. Schaub has struggled with turning the ball over already in this early season. Of the 4 INT’s he’s thrown this season 2 have been returned for defensive scores, and another led to a TD on the very next play. Schaub has to make better decisions this week. He’ll have to make sure he’s not just keyed on one WR against this aggressive Seahawks secondary. Arian Foster: The Texans will need a big game from their Pro Bowl RB this week. Keeping Russell Wilson and that Seahawks offense off the field and tiring out the Seattle defense will be the goal this week. If Foster can get going it’ll also open up some play action opportunities for the Texans. Using play action could neutralize the Seahawks pass rush and open up some big plays down field for Houston this week. Foster has yet to eclipse 100 yards rushing this season, and this would be a great game for him to put this team on his back and carry them to a victory. Players to watch on defense: The Texans will need big plays from their All Pro DE JJ Watt this week playing against the Seahawks. Brian Cushing: The Seattle Seahawks run the read option as part of their offensive scheme. The Texans will have to be quick about identifying who’s got the ball on defense. ILB Brian Cushing could be the key  to stopping this Seahawks attack. Cushing has shown he has great ball instincts, and they’ll be needed early and often. Containing the rushing attack of the Seahawks would be a huge help to this defense. The more Russell Wilson has to drop back and pass the better chance the Texans defense will have at big plays. JJ Watt: Watt has the ability to be a factor on defense in more than one part of the game. If he’s not able to get to the QB he has the ability to get his hands up and tip passes on a pretty regular basis if he’s not game planned for. Watt also has a knack for finding RB’s behind the line of scrimmage as well. He’s already gotten 2 sacks and 3 deflected passes this season. With Watt facing an opponent he’s never faced there’s a good chance he makes some plays this week, and the Texans will need each and every one.  
2 Comments:
  • The Texans MUST be ready to bench QB Schaub if he sputters in the very 1st Quarter. They must not let him continue giving the game away to every team the Texans play...especially to the winning, strong SEAHAWKS.

    Kubiak should stay awake and let the two backup QB's - Yates and Keenum, if Schaub continues his ineffective, inefficient, horrific quarterbacking ways. The fans have had enough of Schaub's ineptness! He has similar losing ways from the last games of 2011 when he gave away the Texans playoff advantage.

    IF Kubiak doesn't make a bold step, he will be staring at a 2-3 record for the first 5 games this season. The FANS deserve better! No more excuses, Mr. Kubiak. Stop defending Schaub and let him watch how the Texans can really win with the tandem of Yates and Keenum. They have the agility, quick read and ways of evading the opposing defensive guys.

    LET the Texans play and earn a legitimate win for once! Start with the Seattle game. Don't let the excellent job of the Texans' Defense with Mr.Watt & Company be all for naught -- again. We, the fans, are tired of looking at the Defensive Team's bewildered/sad faces each time QB Schaub gives away the game with his continued INEPTNESS!

    It is still early in the season, Mr. Kubiak. Don't be satisfied with a 2-3 record for the first 5 games with Schaub!
  • STOP using schaub, why is kubiak so hard headed? Get rid of both of them. This team is ready and so are the faithful fans.
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