Houston Texans: Arian Foster Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week


Houston Texans RB Arian Foster‘s return to the team was still a conundrum for many Texans fans. Do we push him to start the game or do we let him rest for another week to ensure that he is healthy?

After his performance in the game against the Steelers, there is no doubt that Arian Foster was indeed ready to return to the game of football.

The Houston Chronicle report was as follows:

After carrying 30 times for 155 yards and a touchdown in the Texans’ 17-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, running back Arian Foster has been voted AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Foster’s damage against the NFL’s second-ranked defense included a 42-yard touchdown run.

Foster, who led the league in rushing last season, won the award for the second time in his career. The first time was after the opening victory over Indianapolis in 2010

Foster’s return could not have come at a better time as the Texans will be heading into next week’s game against the Oakland Raiders without star WR Andre Johnson. The Texans, who are already a run-heavy team, will be leaning even more heavily on the shoulders of Foster.

The Raiders, who have had a typically bad run defense, will be preparing for Foster. They will also be sure to lock down Jacoby Jones, Kevin Walter, and Bryant Johnson since, without Andre, the pass game will not be as effective as it has been.


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