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Foster's Big Day, Johnson's Injury Highlight Victory

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Arian Foster ran for 155 yards, including the go-ahead 42-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Texans to a 17-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Reliant Stadium.

Foster was back in the lineup after missing two of the first three games this season because of a hamstring injury. He had just 33 yards on 10 carries in his lone previous action -- a Week 2 win against Miami -- and on Sunday demonstrated the form that made him last year's NFL rushing champion.

The Texans (3-1) bounced back from last week's loss at New Orleans and did so with a balanced offense that sputtered initially when star receiver Andre Johnson went down late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Johnson caught four passes for 36 yards before leaving the field on a play in which he was not hit. He was in street clothes on the sideline in the second half.

Matt Schaub complemented Foster's big day with a 14-for-21, 138-yard passing effort and Houston won despite a number of costly penalties that negated a Pittsburgh fumble in its own territory, a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown and an interception that was run back for a score.

Ben Roethlisberger completed 16-of-30 passes for 206 yards with an interception for the Steelers (2-2), who had beaten Seattle and Indianapolis after a humbling 35-7 loss to Baltimore in the opener.


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