HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) — After the Houston Texans 31-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals, rookie running back D’Onta Foreman was hopeful that his injury wasn’t too serious.
So much for that.
Foreman, the Texans third round pick in this year’s draft, was having a breakout performance, carrying 10 times for 65 yards and two touchdowns, the first of his young NFL career.
But just before reaching the end zone on his second score, a 34 yard scamper that put the game away, Foreman was batted in the ankle by a Cardinals defender, a moment Foreman said caused the injury.
“It just kind of like twisted and I fell,” Foreman said. “But I’m happy I was by the end zone. I fell in the end zone. So, it worked out.”
It was a good day for the Texans offense overall.
They scored 31 points, after averaging only nine in each of Tom Savage’s three previous starts this season. They also went 8 of 15 on third down, 2 of 3 in the red zone and averaged 5.32 yards per play.
Foreman’s impact on the running game was obvious.
Lamar Miller had only 61 yards on 22 carries, though he did have four catches for 22 yards and a receiving touchdown.
Foreman has 327 yards on 78 carries this season.
“Everything happens for a reason,” Foreman said. “Whatever it is, it’s God’s plan. Just take it each and every day, step by step, and just go from there.”