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#pounditTuesday, May 18, 2021

Arian Foster Busts Out in Week 1

It was a monstrous season opener for the Houston Texans who beat the Colts for just the second time in franchise history. Houston got out to a 13-0 lead, extended it to 27-10 in the fourth quarter, and held on for a 34-24 win. Many people predicted this would be a breakout year for Houston and the Texans did not disappoint.

Houston led the NFL in passing yards last year and it looks like they’ve added a running game to match. Undrafted second-year man out of Tennessee, Arian Foster, ran wild in the opener setting a franchise record with 231 yards on the ground. The Texans running back looked incredibly impressive in the fourth quarter when he toted the rock three times for 78 yards in a four-play scoring drive that made it 27-10.

Foster’s 231 yards were the second most rushing yards by a back on opening weekend since O.J. Simpson’s 250 in 1973. I predicted a monster season for Foster, but damn, it looks like he’ll surpass my expectations if he keeps this up. It’s too early to say that Houston is taking over as the team to beat in the AFC South, but we do know they’re even more dangerous with this newly found running attack. Watch out NFL, Arian Foster is coming.


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