Rain could be another Texans' advantage

October, 8, 2012
10/08/12
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It’s 52 degrees and expected to rain at MetLife Stadium during the Texans-Jets game tonight.

Such weather might hurt the Texans pass game, but the Texans run the ball more than anyone else in the league. So Houston won’t have a problem adjusting the play-calling if the elements dictate it.

But Ben Tate won’t be available to ease the workload of Arian Foster. Tate is out with a toe injury, meaning Justin Forsett is the No. 2 running back.

The Jets are far more banged up, with cornerback Darrelle Revis and receiver Santonio Holmes out for the year and four other starters out tonight. Rookie receiver Stephen Hill, tight end Dustin Keller, fullback John Connor and defensive tackle Sione Po’uha are all out.

A New Jersey native, this is my first time at the new Stadium.

Giants Stadium was still pretty new when my family arrived here, so I feel pretty old. It’s a nice building. That feels like a tighter, more vertical version of Giants Stadium. Of newer stadiums, it’s most in the style of Baltimore.

Here are the complete lists of inactives:

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Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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