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Alfred Blue receives game ball

After a 100-yard rushing performance and the longest touchdown of his career, Alfred Blue received a game ball on Monday from head coach Bill O'Brien.

With one suggestion.

"I gave him the game ball offensively this morning but I told him to turn around, because he sits right next to the linemen, to make sure he thanks those guys and the tight ends and the fullback because those guys blocked well for him," O'Brien said Monday.

The offensive line, minus starting left tackle Duane Brown and right guard Brandon Brooks who left in the second quarter with an injury, blocked for a total of 186 yards rushing on 46 attempts. Blue started for the injured Arian Foster and rushed for the lion's share. He had 139 yards rushing on 31 attempts in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

"I think as the game went on, we felt like Blue was in a pretty good rhythm," O'Brien said. "We felt like Chris Polk had a couple nice runs for us there and he was doing his job. (Jonathan) Grimes went in there and had a couple of things, especially in the passing game where he did well and he had his role and caught a pass. In this particular game, it was Blue's running game, if that makes sense."

Sunday's performance was Blue's second 100-yard rushing game of his NFL career. His first was Nov. 16, 2014 at Cleveland.

The Texans will next travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons in Week 4. Kickoff is Sunday at noon C.T. on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.

View photos from Sunday's Texans-Buccaneers game at NRG Stadium.

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