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Houston Texans: RB Arian Foster Leads Houston To Victory Over Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 3:  Running back Arian Foster #23 of the Houston Texans scores a touchdown in front of linebacker Rolando McClain #55 of the Oakland Raiders  during an NFL football game October 3, 2010 at The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Texans won the game 31-24.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Robert QuinnCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2010

Arian Foster has jumped onto the scene this year, rushing for 406 yards in his first three games as the starting running back for the Houston Texans.

After being benched for the first 23 minutes of the Raiders game due to undisclosed off-the-field issues, he told ESPN: "I didn't handle my business off the field, I got disciplined for it, and rightfully so. I take full responsibility and I apologized to my teammates for it, and it won't happen again. And we're all about moving on here. I slipped up, and I'm assuring it won't happen again."

When he entered the game, he was a man on a mission. He wanted to prove to coach Gary Kubiak that he was the man for the job.

He proved that on his second play from the line of scrimmage when he bolted for a 74-yard touchdown, powering his way past Raiders defensive back Michael Huff.

Foster continued his dominance throughout the day, rushing just 16 times for 131 yards and a touchdown.

He also was a threat out of the backfield, catching three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. The highlight of the day was when he beat rookie linebacker Rolando McClain for a 34-yard score.

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