The Houston Texans are known for their offensive prowess from QB Matt Schaub to WR Andre Johnson to (new fantasy football superstar) RB Arian Foster.
They've got a lot to like on offense. They're probably known more for the passing game -- Andre Johnson may be my favorite NFL receiver -- but they're 5th in the league rushing the ball right now. The stats say that's their strength (the passing game is 14th).
Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley spent a few minutes on Wednesday running down the Texans offense.
QB Matt Schaub: "The quarterback had one of the biggest games I’ve ever seen in the Washington game, throwing for 500 yards."
Schaub has had a really interesting career. The way it starts is almost Matt Cassel-ish. He didn't play in his first three years in the league while with the Falcons. Because the Falcons had such a stable quarterback situation with Michael Vick (my how times change) they traded him in 2007 to the Texans for two second rounds picks and he signed a six-year, $48 million contract....before ever being a starter. Hey, at least Cassel had a year under his belt before he got his but I don't think many in Houston are complaining how things turned out.
RB Arian Foster: "But this (Arian) Foster brings it. He is a hard-hitting, low-center of gravity, more big runs than anybody in the league or right there at the top."
Foster holds a 79-yard advantage over RB Chris Johnson which makes him the NFL's rushing champ through four games. He has 564 yards including a 231-yard day to open the season. The Chiefs rushing defense is 6th so that should be a good matchup.
WR Andre Johnson: "The receiver, somebody I’ve paid a lot of attention to over the years and thought a heck of a lot of coming out and he’s exceeded even the great grade that I gave him, I’ll make it clear I gave him a great grade though. He’s just continued to get better every year and he’s a big-time player."
He averages over 1,000 yards per season. He's had two straight 1,500 yard season. The dude is incredible. The Chiefs can not get beat deep by this guy.
Passing game: "They have a tight end, a couple tight ends, but a tight end that can hurt you in a number of ways and they use him and a couple other receivers, Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones and they’ve got guys that can make plays all over the field and they do a good job of moving it up and down the field with a good mix of run and play action."
Running game: "They’ve run the ball very well, they’re not a lot different than us in some ways in that they run the ball well, they do a good job of stopping the run defensively, they have some big-time weapons on offense – the running back being one and he’s got a couple guys behind him that are very scary backs in (Steve) Slaton and (Derrick) Ward, who I’ve always thought a lot of."