The streaking Texans head to Tampa Bay to take on a Buccaneers team in desperate need of a victory.
The AFC South-leading Houston Texans travel to Tampa Bay to take on a Bucs team in need of a victory. After last week's 27-16 loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Bucs are 1.5 games behind the Saints and one behind the Atlanta Falcons. Luckily for Tampa Bay, New Orleans and Atlanta play Sunday, so a win will gain them much-needed ground.
Speaking of ground, the Texans average 155.1 yards rushing per game, second in the NFL. Arian Foster and Ben Tate each have over 600 yards rushing and Foster will look for a career-high seventh straight game with 100 yards from scrimmage Sunday. Both Foster and Tate rushed for over 100 yards last week against the Cleveland Browns and the two of them should have a field day against a Bucs team that gives up about 123 yards rushing per game.
Albert Haynesworth may or may not help matters against the run. Waived by the New England Patriots earlier this week, Haynesworth has found his third home in less than two years. The fact that the Bucs even considered picking up Haynesworth shows what problems the defense really has.
Game Date/Time: November 13, 2011, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
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