Unheralded back sets Texans mark
HOUSTON — It took a record day by an undrafted running back for the Texans to end years of frustration against Peyton Manning and the Colts.
Arian Foster, who spent most of last season on the practice squad, ran for a team-record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to carry Houston past the defending AFC champion.
"You see guys like Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub and the way they carry themselves, and you try to mimic it and make your own personality," Foster said. "I feel privileged to be here."
Foster, a former standout at Tennessee, easily surpassed Domanick Davis' team record of 158 yards, set in 2004 at Jacksonville.
The Texans ran for 257 yards, a franchise record, and backed up their bold talk in the offseason that they were ready to challenge AFC South rival Indianapolis, which had won 15 of the previous 16 meetings.