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For so long, the Houston Texans have seemed to struggle to run the ball consistently. Most fans could look back through the past decade, and begin rattling off name after name of flash in the pan running backs who started strong, but who didn’t stand the test of time. Finally, it seems that they have a man in the back field who can don Battle Red attire without being battered.
In Sunday’s divisional game against the Jaguars, once again Arian Foster was called upon to carry the load to lead his team to victory. It was in this victory that he set new records for himself and his team. As he racked up 112 yards on 33 carries, he tied a new personal best for carries in a single game which he set in week 1 in 2010 against the Colts. This achievement pales in comparison, to another record that he has set for the Texans franchise. On his longest carry of the day, a 14 yard scamper, he broke 100 yards on the ground and in the process set a new franchise record for the most 100 yard games for a running back with 12. And at the tender age of 25, it seems like he has plenty of track in front of him to run.
Foster also realizes that he is steadily becoming an even more major part of this offense, and someone they can rely on close the door in tough games.
“Well yeah, I mean just as an athlete you want the ball in your hands when the game is on the line. Our coaching staff put that trust in myself and in the offensive line. We got it done for the most part today but they were a very stout defense, I think number six in the league or something like that. Anytime that you have many success on the ground with a defense like that, you have to pat yourself on the back a little bit.”
Well pat away Arian.
With Foster running like he has throughout his tenure as a Texan, fans can be sure about two things…
1.) Arian Foster will be putting up impressive numbers for years to come, and
2.) it should be safe to invest in an Arian Foster jersey. The management of this team knows that they have a special talent here, and they won’t let him get away any time soon.