King Tate: Can Ben Tate Get the Houston Texans over the Hump?

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Week 3, 2009: At Arizona
After trailing 21-0 at the half to the Cardinals, the Texans offense has exploded with 21 points of their own. Now with under a minute left and down by a touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Texans are lined up at Arizona’s 1-yard line, poised to tie up the game at 28. It’s 4th-and-goal and the Texans are lined up in their goal-line formation with running back Chris Brown in the backfield.
Just two weeks earlier, Brown fumbled the ball inside the 1-yard line yard against Jacksonville, sealing a loss for the Texans. And just two plays earlier, Brown was stonewalled at the line of scrimmage while attempting to score from this same distance.
Both plays are still fresh in the minds of the Texans, but lacking any other power back on the roster, head coach Gary Kubiak is forced to go once again with Brown in this situation.
The game hinges in the balance, and it’s a big one.
The Texans desperately need this win, not just for...

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