September 2, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's Arian Foster is one of the NFL's top running backs.
Running, however, is only one part of his game that makes him so good.
The Texans raved this week about his blocking and receiving skills, and his knowledge of the game.
Houston has a pair of solid backup running backs, but they rarely go in because Foster is so valuable when he's on the field.
Foster finished second in the AFC with 1,424 yards rushing in the regular season. He added a season-high 32 carries for 140 yards in Houston's wild-card win over the Bengals to become the first player in NFL history to run for 100 yards or more in each of his first three career playoff games.
He also added eight receptions for 34 yards on Saturday.