Arian Foster's numbers in context

September, 13, 2010
9/13/10
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A rundown of all the amazing things we can say aboutArian Foster’s opening day, when he took 33 carries 231 yards and scored three touchdowns:
  • Foster’s 231 yards amount to the biggest total a Texans' back has ever posted in the team’s first three games. Steve Slaton had 192 in 2008, Domanick Williams had 188 in 2005 and Williams had 177 in 2004. (ESPN Stats & Info.)
  • Foster is first player in NFL history to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns on Kickoff Weekend. (From @nflfootballinfo.)
  • Foster is on pace to run for 3,696 yards and 48 touchdowns. (From @bnickelsun.)
  • Foster's 231 rushing yards were the most ever allowed by the Colts from a single back. The previous high was Barry Sanders' 216 in 1997.
  • Foster's 231 rushing yards were the second-most ever on opening day. O.J. Simpson had 250 in 1973.
  • It was the 23rd-best rushing performance in NFL history. (Texans PR.)
  • Foster had 191 rushing yards in the second half. There were 26 teams in the league that totaled fewer rushing yards for the day, with two games remaining. (Texans PR.)

Paul Kuharsky | email

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