Texans move to 3-1 after beating Oakland

By chesswhite

[picappgallerysingle id=”9909670″]The Texans took first place in the AFC South last Sunday after the Jaguars defeated the Colts and the Titans fell to the Broncos, making the Texans the only team in the division with a winning record. The Texans get linebacker Brian Cushing back from suspension this week and he is expected to rejoin the starting lineup on defense. Andre Johnson will return from his ankle injury, which sidelined him in the Texans victory against the Raiders. This Sunday they will face the New York Giants at home in a match up of two good teams. This game means a lot for the Texans organization and for their season, especially if they could follow up with another win at home the next week against the Kansas City Chiefs to make their record 5-1 at the bye. To go into the bye week on top of the AFC South and have an extra week to prepare for Peyton Manning on Monday Night Football would be huge. Its definitely a possibility because even though the Chiefs and Giants are playing extremely well this year, the Texans have both of them at home. They need to protect their house against the Giants, who have an extremely good pass rush with Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck. They will probably look to keep the ball on the ground like they did against the Raiders to neutralize the Giant’s pass rush and keep the defense rested. Arian Foster turned in another great performance last week with 16 carries for 131 yards and 1 TD along with 3 catches for 56 yards and 1 TD. This guy is just on fire. He didn’t even play in the first quarter and most of the 2nd quarter because he missed some team meetings and he just comes in on the 2nd play of the 2nd half and busts a 74 yard TD run. The Giants are a huge task for the Texans and if they beat them to move to 4-1  a lot of people are going to start to give them credit for the way they have started this season.

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