Arian Foster ruled inactive

The Texans will be without star running back Arian Foster for the second consecutive week due to a groin injury.

This is Foster's third missed game of the season. With Foster out, the Texans will once again turn to rookie running back Alfred Blue to carry the load.

With the Texans facing a tough Bengals front seven, and with Foster out, the game-plan may involve quarterback Ryan Mallett opening up the passing game a little more.

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