Arian Foster is 4th in the NFL in rushing yards. Image courtesy of bleacherreport.com/Bob Levey - Getty Images
Word out of the Jets’ camp is that Tim Tebow is in line to see some action in their match-up with the unbeaten Houston Texans on Tuesday morning (AEST) . If incumbent quarterback Mark Sanchez doesn’t step up against the hottest team in the NFL right now, then he may lose his starting job. Having his No. 1 receiver, Santonio Holmes, out for the season with a Lisfranc injury isn’t going to help matters.
It’s what happens at the other end of the field which may decide whether the Jets stay in this contest, though. New York is ranked 31st in the league defending the run, but 3rd against the pass. Unfortunately for the Jets, Texans running back Arian Foster has been churning up plenty of yards this season, averaging 95 per game which is fourth best in the NFL.
Sanchez and his offence failed to get on the scoreboard in last week’s humiliating 34-0 loss to San Francisco, and he’ll need to more out of his young receiving corps featuring Stephen Hill , Jeremy Kerley and Patrick Turner . Hill and tight end Dustin Keller are still in some doubt for the match with hamstring injuries.
The only thing going for the Jets is their past record against the Texans. They’ve won all five matches against Houston since the city regained an NFL team in 2002, including a 30-27 victory when the teams last met back in 2010.
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