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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs against the Tennessee Titans as quarterback Matt Schaub, right, watches in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. The Texans won 41-7. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs against the Tennessee Titans as quarterback Matt Schaub, right, watches in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. The Texans won 41-7. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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