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Texans-Falcons Preview: Arian Foster Says He's "Got A Chance" To Play & Other Story Lines To Watch For

Here's this week's viewing guide for tomorrow's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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The Houston Texans will travel to Atlanta, hoping to even their season record to two games won and lost. With the other AFC South contenders stumbling and falling right alongside the Texans, this cross-conference game gives them an early chance to separate from the pack.

5. Can Alfred Blue and the offensive line string two good performances in a row?

You're only as good as your next game. Alfred Blue looked strong and decisive with his cuts while carrying a middling offense past the Buccaneers. The offensive line opened up holes for Blue while also keeping Ryan Mallett upright for most of the game. But was all that success because of weak competition, or did they finally turn the corner?

4. Xavier Su'a-Filo's 2015 debut?

I'm tired of devoting web ink to this guy. Just play and show us if you're a bust or not. But seriously, even though he was a full participant in practice this week, he might not even play. Oday Aboushi was acquired via the waiver wire before Week 2 and helped stabilize the left guard position in Week 3 against the Buccaneers. I don't see Bill O'Brien making the swap for Su'a-Filo just because he's finally healthy, but I'll keep an eye out.

3.  Arian Foster's 2015 debut?

"I've got a chance," he says. Foster's return to the Texans would be more than welcome now that Jonathan Grimes has been ruled out. He'll be a game-time decision tomorrow.

Back in 2011, Foster's 31 carries for 111 yards helped the Texans squeak by the Falcons with T.J. Yates under center.

2. DeAndre Hopkins vs. Desmond Trufant

Brett's video featuring Odell Beckham, Jr.'s day against the Falcons' secondary should be of great interest to Texans fans who are eager to see Hopkins line up against one of the best young cornerbacks in the league. Brett already thinks Trufant is elite, so what kind of day can we expect from Hopkins? The Falcons' other CB is no slouch either, so no matter where he lines up, Hopkins will have his work cut out for him.

1. Julio frickin' Jones

Julio Jones has looked quite uncoverable through three weeks, racking up 440 yards and four TDs on just 34 catches. We've been examining the ascent and descent, respectively, of Kevin Johnson and Johnathan Joseph. We're hoping that Romeo Crennel will opt to double team Jones for a good portion of the game and force Matt Ryan to look elsewhere.

That's what I'll be looking for. How about you, dear reader? Sound off down below.

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