What a rush for Foster

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:47 AM ET

Arian Foster finished off his dream season with the kind of game that you, well ... dream about.

Foster began Sunday with a 56-yard lead over Kansas City's Jamaal Charles in the race to be the NFL's leading rusher. By day's end, he couldn't even see Charles in his rear-view mirror.

All Foster did in Week 17 was rush for 180 yards and two touchdowns and blow the playoff hopes of the Jacksonville Jaguars to smithereens. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders had Charles' number Sunday, limiting him to 87 yards.

In the final tally, Foster had 1,616 yards on the ground this year, to beat Charles by 149.

Foster's bid to win the rushing title may have provided the going-nowhere Texans with some motivation Sunday against the Jaguars who were still very much in the hunt for the AFC South title.

The Jaguars simply had no answer defensively for what Foster was doing. he ran over, around and through them. In the end, the fact that Houston rolled up a 34-17 victory didn't make any difference because the Jags not only had to win but they needed the Indianapolis Colts to lose, as well. The Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 23-20.


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