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Arian Foster stakes Texans to halftime lead


It took them a moment, but the Texans figured out that when the conditions are bad, and it’s hard to throw the ball, maybe you should do something different.

Brilliant, I know.

With Arian Foster carrying the load, the Texans have plodded out to a 10-3 lead over the Bears at halftime of Sunday Night Football.

Foster has 17 carries for 85 yards, and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass.

That makes him the star of a first half which saw six combined turnovers (four for Bears, two for the Texans).

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has made some plays, but too many drops (including one by Brandon Marshall that could have been a touchdown) and two picks have the Bears struggling.

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11 Responses to “Arian Foster stakes Texans to halftime lead”
  1. shaggytoodle says: Nov 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    My question, is when the QB makes a illegal foward pass, how can you rough the passer?

    I know refs didn’t use that term exactly, but once the QB is pass the line of scrimage isn’t he treated as a running back?

  2. purplengold says: Nov 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    ground and pound

  3. texansarenumber1 says: Nov 11, 2012 10:10 PM

    Yeah and remind me who’s the idiot who picked the bears???

    oh thats right you did, florio


  4. spellingcops says: Nov 11, 2012 10:12 PM

    That is a very good question IMO shaggytoodle.

  5. razon04 says: Nov 11, 2012 10:16 PM

    The Bores now have their excuse with Culter out for the rest of the game.

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 11, 2012 10:17 PM

    It’s always interesting to see how the pass-happy teams fare come January, when the cold and the weather play bigger roles. An enormous emphasis has been put on having intricate and complex pass-attacks in today’s NFL, but when the thermometer drops, player’s can’t feel their fingers, snow starts falling…you better be able to pound the rock. I’ll take a smashmouth squad over a finesse team in the superbowl any year…

  7. acmepackers says: Nov 11, 2012 10:18 PM

    Jay Cutler = concussed.

    There’s a big Dougie smile

  8. itsmammoth says: Nov 11, 2012 10:26 PM

    Best defense in the league? Meh. I’ll still get my points. – Arian Foster

  9. bleedbattlered says: Nov 11, 2012 10:28 PM

    How can it be an illegal hit on Cutler when he was pass the line of scrimmage? Isnt he a runner at that point?

  10. jets8421 says: Nov 11, 2012 11:49 PM

    It was a personal foul for unnecessary roughness because Cutler was hit in the head, not roughing the passer.

  11. cobibones13 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:36 AM

    wow, Foster is going to be completely used up after this season if he keeps getting carries at this rate.

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