Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rosharon, TX
Houston Texans @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 11/13. 12 CT. CBS. **Official GameDay Thread**
The Houston Texans sit atop the AFC South thanks to one of the most potent rushing attacks and stingiest defenses in the NFL.
That has the team hopeful it can make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, but coach Gary Kubiak knows there’s still a long way to go.
Seeking a career-high seventh consecutive 100-yard effort from scrimmage, Arian Foster(notes) looks to help the visiting Texans to a team record-tying fourth straight win Sunday against the stumbling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Texans improved to 4-0 when giving up fewer than 90 rushing yards. They allowed a season-low 44 to the Browns.
That doesn’t bode well for Tampa Bay (4-4), which dropped to 0-4 when rushing for fewer than 100 during a 27-16 loss at New Orleans last weekend. The Buccaneers, who were looking forward to getting their ground game going with leading rusher LeGarrette Blount(notes) back following a two-game absence, fell behind early and were limited to 84 yards on the ground.
Blount, though, has averaged 100.0 rushing yards and 5.6 per carry over his last six home games dating to last season.
Things I want to see:
Again, set up the run, with the pass.
Look, people: We know we can run the ball with reckless abandon (love saying that...reckless abandon), but we have to soften TB up. Keep them uncomfortable all day. Clean, safe throws will suffice. Won't be much for deep balls (I don't think) with Tampa's 2 deep zone, so passes to the TEs should work today.
Stop LeGarrette the Goon.
That man is a beast, point blank. Gotta tackle well, no doubt. Must get a good push up front. Their interior line is definitely a far cry from what CLE showed us last week with a stud like Davin Joseph at Guard. Make sure he doesn't get loose, because with a head of steam, Blount is one tough brotha.
Jump on the Bucs, and keep them down.
This team will go for 60 minutes with absolutely ZERO quit in them. Ask the Vikings. You can get a 20+ point lead and they aren't dead by long shot. They'll get 1-2 key stops and jump right back into the game. Texans must step on their necks if given the opportunity.
Make Albert Haynesworth do the worm.
He's playing, so...
Oh, and uh...
LETS GET TO 7-3, BABY!!!!
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