For Arian Foster, this was his "I'm back" moment. Foster's three touchdowns pushed the Houston Texans to a convincing 41-7 win over the hapless Tennessee Titans, as the tailback rushed for 115 yards and caught five passes for another 119 yards.
Tennessee's Jared Cook caught a touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck in the 3rd quarter as the Titans made an attempt to try and get back in the game, closing the gap to 27-7. Foster's 3rd touchdown run from five yards out, along with Brice McCain's first interception and pick-6 put the Titans away for the victory in Nashville.
Houston head coach Gary Kubiak's focus was clear versus Tennessee, run the ball. Houston ran the ball 47 times to just 23 pass attempts for Matt Schaub. Ben Tate also was successful on the ground as he ran for 104 yards on 15 carries while the Texans' signal caller went 18-23 for 296 yards and two touchdowns.
Joel Dreesseen and Foster were recipients of touchdown catches from Schaub in the second quarter.
The Texans defense stood tall today, limiting the Titans' tailbacks to just 53 yards rushing while Matt Hasselbeck threw for just 104 yards and two interceptions.
This is a big win for the Texans, as they improve their record to 4-3 and gives them a victory over their divisional foe. With Jacksonville and Indianapolis both down on their luck, the Titans and Texans will look to battle for AFC South supremacy. Houston welcomes the Jaguars into Reliant Stadium next Sunday at 1pm E.T.