Veteran running back Carlos Hyde was pivotal in the Houston Texans’ victory over the Tennessee Titans.
The Houston Texans earned their ninth win of the regular season on the road against the Tennessee Titans to improve their record to 9-5, but it didn’t go unnoticed that Carlos Hyde rushed for 1.000 yards for the first time in his career.
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Hyde’s best statistical season came in 2016 when he rushed for 988 yards through 13 games. Hyde rushed for over 900 yards in two seasons with the 49ers, but he finally broke through in his sixth season in league with the Texans.
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With 14 games in the books, Hyde has 1,036 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, averaging 4.6 rushing yards per carry, and 73.6 yards per game. Hyde has been a revelation for the Texans rushing attack after they failed to have a running back rush for 1,000 yards the last couple of seasons.
Besides adding this accolade in his career, it bodes well for the Texans to have Hyde rushing for over 100 yards since he hadn’t rushed for triple digits since Week 9. Week 15’s game against the Titans marks the third game Hyde has over 100 yards since playing against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Despite being acquired before the start of the season and having the label as a journeyman running back, Hyde has become one of the most productive running backs in the league this season.
With two games remaining in the regular season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Titans, Hyde is three touchdowns shy of matching Foster’s eight rushing touchdowns in 2014, which is the highest amount in the Bill O’Brien era.