Bengals vs. Texans
Arian Foster/Ben Tate vs. Bengals LBs
Foster (23) and Tate (44) spearhead the Texans dominant running game, which ranked second in the league with an average of 153 yards per game. Both Foster (fifth) and Tate (19th) placed in the top 20 in rushing yards, with Foster second in the league in yards per carry among regular backs. Cincinnati's linebacker crew, anchored by leading tackler Thomas Howard (53) and middle man Rey Maualuga (58) -- who missed Cincinnati's 2009 playoff loss with an injury and said this week that he "can't wait" to play the Texans -- helped the Bengals finish 10th in the league against the run. Houston rushed for 144 yards on Cincinnati in Week 14.