Week Six Reactions-Running Backs

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    Despite Poor QB Play, Arian Foster is Still a Beast
    During week one against the Chargers and week three against the Ravens, Foster disappointed many, only averaging only 3.7 yards per carry. I doubted that he was the same Foster that we have loved and adored, however week 4 he surprised me and some of his critics by pulling out a 171-combined yard performance against the tough Seattle defense along with a receiving TD. These past three weeks have seen three straight Texans losses, however Foster has been as solid as a rock. Even through numerous Matt Shaub and T.J. Yates interceptions, Foster has remained one of the Texan’s best players. This past week, Foster really had a coming out party, leading the league with 141 rushing yards on 20 carries (7.1 yards per carry) to go along with his 4 receptions for 57 yards. To say that Foster’s week 6 performance against the Rams came out of nowhere would be inaccurate, Foster’s always had the skill and ability, he just needed a horrible defense to bust out. Looking forward, with Matt Schaub injured and T.J. Yates about as effective as Congress, expect Foster to have yet another monster week against a Chiefs defense that has allowed 116.7 yards per game and 5.2 yards per carry to opposing backs (ranked 23rd and 31st in the league, respectively). The .9 yard per carry performance of Ben Tate and the injury of Matt Schaub should mean a huge payout for Foster.

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