Report: Arian Foster a ‘long shot’ to play vs. New York Giants


Sep 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Coliseum. The Texans defeated the Raiders 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

It seems as if the Houston Texans will have a little tougher path to their third win of the season, as the No. 1 player in their offense – Arian Foster – will be “most likely” out of the game today vs. the New York Giants.

Not having Foster’s second-place 241 yards rushing (55 carries) in the offense at MetLife Stadium will be tough on the Texans, because he is the No. 1 player that has put some life back into this offense in ’14.

Last season, Foster missed eight games with a back injury, and just like today has also had some hamstring issues in ’13. wrote this morning:

"“With Foster likely out, the main duties will be shouldered by rookie Alfred Blue, who has shown flashes in early this season and in the preseason. Jonathan Grimes and veteran Ronnie Brown should also be in the mix.”"

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Though I still believe the Texans can win this game, I think it will come through the air with the wide receiving duo of Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. Those two, plus quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will have to play a very good game for this offense to survive this week.

It will also help the Texans if their defense can have a big pass rush on Giants QB Eli Manning. That will also be a big key for a possible win today.

Thoughts? Do you think the Texans can still win without Foster this week?