Sunday, January 1, 2012
Texans sitting two Pro Bowlers
By Paul Kuharsky
HOUSTON -- Locked in as the AFC South’s No. 3 seed, the Texans are looking to regain some momentum.
But they are also playing it safe. While Andre Johnson returns from a hamstring injury and will get some work, Pro Bowlers Arian Foster and Johnathan Joseph are getting the day off, as is tight end Owen Daniels.
Ben Tate will start for Foster at running back, Jason Allen will start for Joseph at corner, and Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels.
The game has far more meaning for Tennessee, which needs a win and several other results to earn the No. 6 seed. If they get it, they’d return to Reliant Stadium for a rematch next week.
Tennessee is without defensive end Jason Jones, who's out with an ankle injury.
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