Re: ProFootballFocus, Three To Focus On -- Houston@Chicago
Aside from Chris Johnson's 80 yard run in garbage time last week, the Bears have shutdown the run. I think the key in this game with Chicago is for the Texans to get Arian Foster involved in the passing game.
In 2010-2011, Arian averaged 42 yards/game receiving. This season, is average is below 10 yards a game (9.6). Part of this is due to Ben Tate being hampered with a hamstring. But, this is the game to utilize Foster outside and get him in space against the Bears LBs. Briggs and Urlacher are athletic, but they can't match up with Foster. If the Texans are going to make big plays against this outstanding Bears D, Arian needs to get more targets as a receiver.
We hurt ourselves, stopped ourselves and we just need to be better all around from top to bottom. We need to come together and get better as a football team.” - Matt Schaub