Foster, Texans end Jaguars' playoff hopes

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m.
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By Chris Duncan, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — Arian Foster ran for 180 yards to capture the NFL rushing title, and the Houston Texans ended Jacksonville's playoff hopes with a 34-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Jacksonville (8-8) needed a victory and a Colts loss to Tennessee to make playoffs, but couldn't overcome the absence of its top two offensive players. Quarterback David Garrard underwent finger surgery Thursday and Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew sat out with a right knee injury that will likely require surgery.

Indianapolis wound up winning minutes after the Jaguars' game ended.

Foster finished with 1,616 yards rushing, the highest single-season total for an undrafted player. He also had 604 yards receiving to become the sixth player in league history to reach 1,500 yards rushing and 600 yards receiving in the same year.

The Texans (6-10) won for only the second time in their last 10 games amid speculation that coach Gary Kubiak would keep his job but fire many of his defensive assistants.

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