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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Arian Foster starts; Ben Tate hurt

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HOUSTON -- Houston running back Ben Tate left the Texans' game against Pittsburgh with a groin injury.

Tate had two carries for 20 yards before the injury and did not return as the Texans won 17-10.

Tate has led the Texans in rushing this season with Arian Foster out with an injured left hamstring. He had rushed for more than 100 yards in two of Houston three games entering Sunday.

Foster returned on Sunday and started against the Steelers after sitting out last week's game in New Orleans.

Foster, the NFL's leading rusher in 2010, also was inactive for Houston's opener against Indianapolis and had only 10 carries in the second game against Miami. Against the Steelers, he ran for 155 yards on 30 carries and also scored a touchdown.

Cornerback Kareem Jackson (right knee) and running back Derrick Ward (right ankle) were among the inactive players for the Texans on Sunday.

Left tackle Jonathan Scott (ankle) and right guard Doug Legursky (shoulder) were inactive for Pittsburgh, forcing the Steelers to use their fourth different offensive line this season. Defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) was also out for the Steelers.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.