Four Players Key to Texans' Hopes


Matt Schaub is one of four players who must have near-flawless performances for the Texans to have a prayer of upsetting New England in Sunday’s divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium.


Schaub, running back Arian Foster, receiver Andre Johnson and defensive end J.J. Watt have to be exceptional. They have to set a physical, aggressive tempo on both sides of the ball, and they have to eliminate mistakes.

The best players have to step it up and not only make sure the Texans avoid another 42-14 embarrassment but actually do what few outside Reliant Stadium believe they can do — beat the Patriots.

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