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Arian Foster was sensational in 2011 for the Texans.
Despite missing three games, he ran for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns. On top of that, he was once again a valuable asset in the passing game, catching 53 balls for 617 yards.
What's scary is that he could be in store for an even bigger 2012.
Foster put up those great numbers in 2011 when opponents often stacked the box, as the passing game was of little threat due to the injuries to Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson.
With those two healthy in 2012, Foster should face less pressure, and be even more efficient.
Additionally, their good health makes the Texans a true contender in the AFC. And being on a great team holds importance in MVP voting.
Still, Foster is a dark horse because the MVP might as well be known as the MVQB.